Average total pay: $137,691For: Computer Scientist*
Best Companies rank: 40
The Silicon Valley software developer famous for products like Acrobat and Photoshop provides all employees with ergonomic furniture and plenty of free time. During the first five years of service an employee is entitled to 24 days of personal time off (vacation, sick days, floating holidays) plus eight holidays. Every five years employees can take a three-week, fully-paid sabbatical.
Adobe has a unique compensation policy: It has established salary ranges for every position based on market levels, but then applies 12-month salary projections to those ranges, in order to remain an industry leader in pay. A quarterly profit-sharing bonus typically pays out 10 percent of pay, and some employees receive additional incentive bonuses.
Last updated January 22 2008: 3:23 PM ET