Average total pay: $244,605
Physicians*Best Companies rank: 76
Headquarters: Allentown, PA
Lehigh will celebrate its 110th birthday in 2009, now encompassing three hospitals, eight community health centers, and a network of 400 physicians and physician practices. With 9,000
employees, it's the largest employer in the area.
Lehigh is proud of its status as a National Magnet hospital, a designation of nursing excellence that only 5% of the nation's hospitals enjoy. Nurses average a $56,196 salary,
supplemented by a $2,607 bonus. Unusual for hospitals, it maintains a 50% match of employee contributions to 403(b) retirement plans up to 4% of pay.NEXT: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe