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20. Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks
Average total pay: $123,396
For: Member of Technical Staff 4*

Best Companies rank: 84
Headquarters: Sunnyvale, CA

A newcomer to the Best Companies list, this provider of high-performance network infrastructure pays sales reps more than $50K a year on average. Juniper says it regularly compares its pay scales to high-tech rivals to make sure that they remain competitive.

Befitting its mission to help big companies build networks that meet their needs, Juniper encourages its employees to be mobile workers: 75% telecommute on at least a semi-regular basis. Juniper supplies employees who work at home with a laptop, cell phone, BlackBerry, printer/fax/scanner, and ergonomic furniture. Steve Jacquess, manager of Juniper's global mobility unit, is the perfect example: He works from his home in Hawaii.

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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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