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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 

Most women
Bright Horizons Family Solutions 89 14,660 96%
Southern Ohio Medical Center 75 2,032 84%
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 45 5,427 82%
Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network 85 8,420 81%
Arkansas Children's Hospital 76 3,283 80%
Griffin Hospital 49 1,133 78%
OhioHealth 18 11,254 78%
Umpqua Bank 13 1,788 77%
Healthways 80 3,730 76%
Methodist Hospital System 10 10,481 76%
King's Daughters Medical Center 63 2,934 76%
Baptist Health South Fla. 94 9,838 75%
Nordstrom 36 49,769 73%
Navy Federal Credit Union 78 6,069 72%
Johnson Financial Group 37 1,259 71%
Mayo Clinic 59 41,004 70%
Aflac 30 4,475 68%
Scripps Health 56 11,223 68%
American Fidelity Assurance 24 1,376 68%
Vision Service Plan 53 2,052 68%
Principal Financial Group 21 13,438 67%
American Express 62 30,162 67%
Starbucks 7 134,013 66%
Mattel 70 5,000 66%
Erickson Retirement Communities 93 10,248 65%
Edward Jones 4 31,451 65%
Bingham McCutchen 41 1,652 65%
Container Store 20 3,019 65%
Paychex 51 11,622 62%
Nixon Peabody 66 1,728 59%
Perkins Coie 55 1,629 58%
Arnold & Porter 19 1,272 57%
Plante & Moran 44 1,522 56%
Marriott International 72 123,203 55%
AstraZeneca 83 12,810 54%
Wegmans Food Markets 3 35,302 53%
Alston & Bird 31 1,762 51%
Russell Investments 65 1,267 51%
Genentech 5 10,842 50%
Publix Super Markets 91 142,084 50%
Station Casinos 33 14,920 50%
Camden Property Trust 50 1,894 49%
PricewaterhouseCoopers 90 29,818 49%
Ernst & Young 57 25,947 49%
American Century Investments 22 1,694 48%
Nike 82 14,570 47%
Alcon Laboratories 60 6,848 47%
SAS Institute 29 5,153 46%
Boston Consulting Group 11 1,543 46%
Deloitte & Touche USA 95 36,517 46%
Stew Leonard's 26 2,282 45%
Nugget Markets 12 1,322 45%
KPMG 71 22,857 44%
Quicken Loans 2 4,920 44%
Four Seasons Hotels 88 12,851 44%
Robert W. Baird 39 2,093 44%
David Weekley Homes 17 1,450 44%
Whole Foods Market 16 41,385 43%
eBay 68 7,769 43%
Intuit 43 7,635 43%
J. M. Smucker 47 3,042 41%
JM Family Enterprises 23 4,609 41%
Recreational Equipment (REI) 34 9,137 41%
Stanley 84 2,756 40%
General Mills 69 17,090 40%
Herman Miller 96 6,063 40%
Scottrade 58 1,584 39%
Milliken 92 8,800 39%
W. L. Gore & Associates 15 5,211 39%
EOG Resources 64 1,388 39%
S.C. Johnson & Son 27 3,419 38%
Booz Allen Hamilton 81 17,650 38%
QuikTrip 28 9,630 37%
Goldman Sachs 9 13,764 37%
Valero Energy 67 17,488 37%
SRA International 99 5,200 36%
Adobe Systems 40 3,900 36%
Kimley-Horn & Associates 38 2,368 35%
MITRE 42 6,037 33%
Google 1 8,134 33%
Yahoo 87 7,915 32%
FactSet Research Systems 52 1,102 32%
Devon Energy 48 3,368 32%
David Evans & Associates 73 1,085 31%
FedEx 97 228,211 29%
CH2M HILL 54 15,674 29%
National Instruments 79 2,353 27%
Shared Technologies 25 1,401 26%
Microsoft 86 47,645 25%
Cisco Systems 6 32,160 25%
Qualcomm 8 10,095 25%
CarMax 46 14,223 24%
Network Appliance 14 4,481 23%
Texas Instruments 100 15,051 23%
Rackspace Managed Hosting 32 1,443 23%
Chesapeake Energy 61 5,752 22%
Sherwin-Williams 98 29,554 20%
Granite Construction 74 4,650 14%
PCL Construction Enterprises 77 3,558 10%
TDIndustries 35 1,595 9%
From the February 4, 2008 issue
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.