100 Best Companies to Work For 

Big pay: Annual pay
Rank Company Best Cos. rank Most common job title Average annual pay**
1 DreamWorks Animation SKG 47 Animator $135,500
2 Scripps Health 59 Registered Nurse $106,684
3 Valero Energy 93 Operator $99,003
4 Devon Energy 13 Lease Operator $89,690
5 NetApp 1 Executive Assistant 1 $88,525
6 Arkansas Childrenís Hospital 85 RN II $84,521
7 OhioHealth 19 Staff Registered Nurse $84,096
8 Methodist Hospital System 8 RN Clinical Colleague $80,340
9 Atlantic Health 75 Registered Nurse $80,022
10 PCL Construction Enterprises 28 Carpenter $79,720
11 Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe 87 Legal Secretary $77,702
12 Shared Technologies 18 Technician $76,482
13 Salesforce.com 55 Enterprise Business Representative $75,000
14 EOG Resources 40 Lease Operator $74,427
15 Bingham McCutchen 30 Legal Secretary $72,459
16 Adobe Systems 11 Sr. Administrative Assistant 4 $70,854
17 Griffin Hospital 62 RN $69,702
18 Genentech 7 Sr. Mfg. Technician-BioProcess $68,228
19 Alston & Bird 36 Legal Secretary $67,226
20 Booz Allen Hamilton 52 Executive Assistant $65,161
21 Boston Consulting Group 3 Executive Assistant $64,894
22 NuStar Energy 44 Terminal Operator II $63,660
23 Baptist Health South Florida 79 Clinical Nurse I $63,651
24 Perkins Coie 82 Legal Secretary $62,331
25 Accenture 97 Level E/Analyst Programmer $61,400
26 Childrenís Healthcare of Atlanta 67 Staff Nurse - Colleague $61,399
27 Cisco Systems 6 Administrative Assistant III $59,852
28 PricewaterhouseCoopers 58 Executive Assistant $59,557
29 Southern Ohio Medical Center 68 Registered Nurse $59,490
30 Microsoft 38 Business Administrator $59,420
31 Kingís Daughters Medical Cntr. 45 Bedside RN $59,268
32 Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network 76 Registered Nurse $58,813
33 Ernst & Young 51 Administrative Assistant $58,019
34 Arnold & Porter 21 Legal Secretary $57,779
35 Deloitte 61 Administrative Assistant $57,028
36 KPMG 56 Senior Administrative Assistant $56,300
37 MITRE 66 Office Administration Specialist $56,247
38 Chesapeake Energy 73 Floorman $53,437
39 Burns & McDonnell 50 Drafter/Detailer $52,000
40 Juniper Networks 84 Sales Support Representive $51,965
41 Scottrade 60 Stockbroker $51,479
42 General Mills 99 Operator (semi-skilled) $49,563
43 S.C. Johnson & Son 81 Administrative Assistant $48,731
44 FedEx 90 Courier $48,695
45 Texas Instruments 65 Manufacturing Specialist $47,295
46 Novo Nordisk 57 Administrator $45,431
47 TDIndustries 37 Skilled Craftsperson $44,882
48 Kimley-Horn & Associates 35 Administrative support $44,835
49 SRA International 100 Administrative Assistant $43,837
50 Starbucks 24 Equipment Technician $42,387
51 Rackspace Hosting 43 Data Center Operations Technician II $41,688
52 Robert W. Baird 14 Client Relationship Assistant $41,625
53 Quicken Loans 29 Mortgage Loan Processor $40,166
54 QuikTrip 27 Relief Assistant $40,080
55 American Fidelity Assurance 46 Customer Service $39,701
56 Alcon Laboratories 74 Operator $39,317
57 Milliken 64 Senior Machine Operator $39,000
58 CarMax 31 Sales Consultant $37,837
59 Herman Miller 89 Manufacturing Associate $37,508
60 Vanderbilt University 98 Clerical $37,388
61 T-Mobile 96 Customer Care Rep $37,365
62 Build-A-Bear Workshop 94 Assistant Workshop Manager $36,357
63 Camden Property Trust 41 Leasing Consultant $36,210
64 Plante & Moran 42 Secretary $35,800
65 Menís Wearhouse 71 Full-time Tailor $35,336
66 Principal Financial Group 17 Individual Investor Specialist II $34,690
67 National Instruments 69 Administrative Specialist.Staff 2 $34,522
68 Nugget Market 10 Checker $34,490
69 Edward Jones 2 Branch Office Administrator $33,824
70 Container Store 32 Distribution Center $32,546
71 Johnson Financial Group 25 Senior Teller $30,685
72 Stew Leonardís 53 Host/Hostess $30,401
73 eBay 83 Customer Contact Agent 2 $30,212
74 Aflac 26 Customer Service Specialist II $29,556
75 Stanley 70 Passport Associate I $29,137
76 Umpqua Bank 34 Universal Associate $28,765
77 Four Seasons Hotels 92 Guestroom Attendant $28,667
78 Publix Super Markets 88 Grocery Clerk $28,104
79 Wegmans Food Markets 5 Store Customer Service $28,092
80 Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants 95 Room Attendant $26,242
81 Bright Horizons 80 Teacher $26,189
82 Erickson Retirement Communities 54 RG Nursing Asst Level 1 $26,153
83 Marriott International 78 Housekeeper $24,864
84 Recreational Equipment (REI) 12 Retail Sales Specialist $24,527
85 Whole Foods Market 22 Cashier $24,322
86 Zappos.com 23 Team Member $23,609
87 Qualcomm 16 Building Service Attendant I $23,108
From the February 2, 2009 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 2007 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.
** For employees in that role.
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