Average total pay: $162,860For: Associate*
Best Companies rank: 55
Seattle law firm Perkins Coie represents such hometown heavyweights as Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon and Starbucks. But it's also known for its unusual perks, like Happiness Committees - teams of employees who roam the offices and drop surprise gifts on the desks of their colleagues. Every quarter the company holds random drawings and gives away six pairs of round-trip airline tickets to lucky winners. It's even got an in-house rock band.
Salaries are reviewed annually to stay competitive with other law firms, plus they give a five percent bonus to all staff. Special bonuses are also given out if the firm has an exceptional year.
Last updated January 22 2008: 3:23 PM ET