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Goldman Sachs Group
Goldman Sachs Group
Fortune 1000 rank: 20
Best Companies rank: 9
No. of U.S. employees: 13,764
Most common salaried job: Other Exempt (Analysts, Program Analysts, Associates, and Professional Non-Exempt)
Avg. pay in that job: $137,000

What makes it so great? It was a rough year for Wall Street, but Goldman had record sales and profits. Comp and benefits rose 23% from the previous year, to $20.19 billion.

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Last updated April 24 2008: 10:56 AM ET