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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 

Size
1 Wegmans Food Markets 3 35,302
2 Edward Jones 4 31,451
3 Genentech 5 10,842
4 Cisco Systems 6 32,160
5 Starbucks 7 134,013
6 Qualcomm 8 10,095
7 Goldman Sachs 9 13,764
8 Methodist Hospital System 10 10,481
9 Whole Foods Market 16 41,385
10 OhioHealth 18 11,254
11 Principal Financial Group 21 13,438
12 Station Casinos 33 14,920
13 Nordstrom 36 49,769
14 CarMax 46 14,223
15 Paychex 51 11,622
16 CH2M HILL 54 15,674
17 Scripps Health 56 11,223
18 Ernst & Young 57 25,947
19 Mayo Clinic 59 41,004
20 American Express 62 30,162
21 Valero Energy 67 17,488
22 General Mills 69 17,090
23 KPMG 71 22,857
24 Marriott International 72 123,203
25 Booz Allen Hamilton 81 17,650
26 Nike 82 14,570
27 AstraZeneca 83 12,810
28 Microsoft 86 47,645
29 Four Seasons Hotels 88 12,851
30 Bright Horizons Family Solutions 89 14,660
31 PricewaterhouseCoopers 90 29,818
32 Publix Super Markets 91 142,084
33 Erickson Retirement Communities 93 10,248
34 Deloitte & Touche USA 95 36,517
35 FedEx 97 228,211
36 Sherwin-Williams 98 29,554
37 Texas Instruments 100 15,051
From the February 4, 2008 issue
We define large companies here as having more than 10,000 employees. Midsized companies have 2,500 to 10,000 and small companies have less than 2,500.
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.