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Nordstrom
Nordstrom
Fortune 1000 rank: 299
Best Companies rank: 36
No. of U.S. employees: 49,769
Most common salaried job: Sales Department Manager
Avg. pay in that job: $48,500

What makes it so great? Retailer has an excellent record in advancement of women: 63% of execs and senior managers are female; 117 of 157 stores are managed by women.

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Last updated April 24 2008: 10:56 AM ET