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6. Devon Energy
Devon Energy
Average total pay: $186,882
For: Engineer*

Best Companies rank: 13
Headquarters: Oklahoma City, OK

The largest independent oil and natural gas producer in the U.S., Devon pumps half a million barrels of oil a day. Among its hourly employees, most are lease operators, who make more than $88,000 a year on average. Half the employees here received restricted stock grants. Devon's new 401(k) retirement plan calls for annual company contributions of 11% to 22%.

As of mid-January, the company had 158 job openings in areas ranging from HR and finance to geology, engineering and exploration.

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Last updated February 05 2009: 1:03 PM ET
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