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Highest pay
Salaried employees at these Best Companies enjoy the highest average compensation.
Company Average
annual pay*
Bingham McCutchen $211,017
Arnold & Porter $194,575
Alston & Bird $190,135
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Best companies by state
These states are headquarters for the highest number of America's Top Employers.
State No. of top employers
California 13
Texas 13
New York 9
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Job growth
Quicken added jobs at the fastest rate last year, but FedEx added the most jobs total: 10,187.
Company % job growth
Quicken Loans 68%
Google 60%
Healthways 42%
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Best benefits
These companies have the best benefit options.
Child care: Arkansas Children's Hospital
Telecommuting: Cisco Systems
Work-life balance: Edward Jones
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How we pick the 100 best
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work for, Fortune partners with Great Place to Work Institute® to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Of some 1,500 firms that were contacted, 407 companies participated in this year's survey. Nearly 100,000 employees at those companies responded to a 57-question survey created by the Great Place to Work Institute®, a global research and consulting firm with offices in 30 countries. More

100 Best Companies to Work For 

Best compensation
Salaried employees Hourly employees
1 Bingham McCutchen 41 Associate $211,017
2 Arnold & Porter 19 Associates $194,575
3 Alston & Bird 31 Associate Attorney $190,135
4 Shared Technologies 25 Sales Rep $187,137
5 Nixon Peabody 66 Associate Attorney $178,016
6 Devon Energy 48 Engineer $173,057
7 Perkins Coie 55 Associate $162,860
8 EOG Resources 64 Engineer $146,739
9 Adobe Systems 40 Computer Scientist $137,691
10 Goldman Sachs 9 Other Exempt (Analysts, Program Analysts, Associates, and Professional Non-Exempt) $137,000
11 Boston Consulting Group 11 Consultant $136,706
12 Cisco Systems 6 Software Engineer IV $132,004
13 Network Appliance 14 MTS Software 4 $129,689
14 Kimley-Horn & Associates 38 Project Manager $127,167
15 eBay 68 Software Engineer 4 $125,889
16 Robert W. Baird 39 Financial Analyst $123,800
17 Texas Instruments 100 Electrical Design Engineer $116,636
18 MITRE 42 Lead Information Systems Engineer $116,291
19 Yahoo 87 Technical Yahoo $116,250
20 S.C. Johnson & Son 27 Sr. Research Scientist $110,587
21 OhioHealth 18 Pharmicist $108,143
22 Chesapeake Energy 61 Toolpusher $108,031
23 Publix Super Markets 91 Store Manager $107,280
24 SAS Institute 29 Software Developer $104,566
25 Johnson Financial Group 37 Commercial Relationship Manager III $104,561
26 Nugget Markets 12 Store Director $103,385
27 Booz Allen Hamilton 81 Associate $102,300
28 Vision Service Plan 53 Senior Application Developer $101,022
29 CH2M HILL 54 Project Manager $100,998
30 Ernst & Young 57 Manager - client serving position $99,469
31 Valero Energy 67 Store Manager - Retail $97,730
32 Qualcomm 8 Engineer, Senior $97,641
33 David Weekley Homes 17 Sales Consultant $95,310
34 Principal Financial Group 21 IT Application Analyst Sr. $95,308
35 David Evans & Associates 73 Project Manager $94,632
36 American Century Investments 22 N.A. $94,590
37 PCL Construction Enterprises 77 Superintendent $94,499
38 Alcon Laboratories 60 Sales Representative $94,469
39 Recreational Equipment (REI) 34 Retail Store Manager $93,557
40 AstraZeneca 83 Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist $91,837
41 American Fidelity Assurance 24 Sales $90,083
42 Baptist Health South Fla. 94 Assistant Manager, Patient Care $89,100
43 Methodist Hospital System 10 Manager, Nursing $88,972
44 PricewaterhouseCoopers 90 Manager/Supervisor $88,007
45 FactSet Research Systems 52 Software Engineer $86,491
46 Genentech 5 Research Associate $85,880
47 Healthways 80 RN Manager $82,613
48 Southern Ohio Medical Center 75 Nurse Manager $82,077
49 Scottrade 58 Branch Manager $81,875
50 Mattel 70 Project Designer $81,741
51 Scripps Health 56 Case Manager $80,017
52 Granite Construction 74 Engineer $77,561
53 Deloitte & Touche USA 95 Senior/Senior Consultant $77,495
54 Edward Jones 4 Senior Programmer Analyst $77,368
55 FedEx 97 Operations Manager-FedEx Express $76,751
56 SRA International 99 Analyst $76,686
57 TDIndustries 35 Superintendent $76,474
58 Quicken Loans 2 Mortgage Banker $75,765
59 KPMG 71 Senior Associate $72,430
60 Whole Foods Market 16 Associate Store Team Leader $70,609
61 Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network 85 Patient Care Coordinator $69,256
62 Sherwin-Williams 98 Store Manager $68,513
63 Milliken 92 Product/Process Improvement $67,000
64 Herman Miller 96 Engineer 3 $66,901
65 Plante & Moran 44 Auditor $65,500
66 Stew Leonard's 26 Store Manager $63,842
67 Arkansas Children's Hospital 76 RN III $62,860
68 King's Daughters Medical Center 63 Assistant Nurse Manager $59,598
69 QuikTrip 28 Store Manager $59,179
70 National Instruments 79 Engineer - Engineering Leadership Program (ELP) 1 $58,744
71 Aflac 30 Supervisor, Operations $58,487
72 Stanley 84 Systems Analyst II $58,361
73 CarMax 46 Merchandising Associate $58,113
74 Marriott International 72 Sales Manager $56,382
75 Rackspace Managed Hosting 32 Linux Administrator Level 2 $55,883
76 Camden Property Trust 50 Community Manager $55,734
77 American Express 62 Team Leader Operations $55,620
78 Bright Horizons Family Solutions 89 Director $54,940
79 Erickson Retirement Communities 93 Service Manager $53,200
80 J. M. Smucker 47 Production Supervisor $52,732
81 Umpqua Bank 13 Store Manager $50,570
82 Wegmans Food Markets 3 Store Department Manager $49,411
83 Four Seasons Hotels 88 Assistant Food & Beverage Manager $48,508
84 Nordstrom 36 Sales Department Manager $48,500
85 Starbucks 7 Store Manager $45,713
86 General Mills 69 Retail Sales Representative $43,922
87 Container Store 20 Store Sales $43,806
88 Station Casinos 33 Table Games Floor Supervisor $43,504
89 Navy Federal Credit Union 78 Supervisor, Branch Office $43,447
90 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 45 Business Operations Coordinator $43,286
91 Nike 82 Manager/Department Retail $39,046
From the February 4, 2008 issue
*For employees in that role
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2006 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.