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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 

States
Oregon
David Evans & Associates Portland (HQ) 298
Nike Beaverton (HQ) 6,331
Perkins Coie Portland 137
Sherwin-Williams Portland 329
Umpqua Bank Roseburg 270
Umpqua Bank Portland (HQ) 266
Umpqua Bank Eugene 97
From the February 4, 2008 issue
Notes: Only the 3 biggest offices for each Best Company are displayed.
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.
Best Companies in Oregon
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Best Places to Live in Oregon
  Population
Lake Oswego 38,600
Sherwood 14,800
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