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10. EOG Resources
EOG Resources
Average total pay: $158,302
For: Engineer*

Best Companies rank: 40
Headquarters: Houston, TX

Like Devon Energy, EOG, an independent oil and natural gas producer, supplements high pay with healthy bonuses and rich benefits.

The company pays 100% of employees' health insurance premiums (70% for dependents). All employees get stock options. And EOG offers a company-funded pension plan, as well as a 401(k) with company match up to 6% of pay. The company also awards college scholarships to children of employees: In a typical year, 30 students will receive awards of about $1,600 each.

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Last updated February 05 2009: 1:03 PM ET
*Most common salaried job

An earlier version listed an incorrect pay number for Chesapeake Energy. The correct amount is $120,576, not $178,108, which moves Chesapeake from #7 among top payers to #24. The rankings have been adjusted accordingly.
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