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 6 Animator $142,848
2 Scripps Health 40 Registered Nurse $113,883
3 OhioHealth 46 Staff Registered Nurse $86,177
4 Atlantic Health 81 Registered Nurse $83,064
5 PCL Construction Enterprises 31 Carpenter $82,100
6 Methodist Hospital System 17 RN Clinical Colleague $81,243
7 Devon Energy 20 Lease Operator $81,122
8 NetApp 7 Inside Sales Representative 2 $80,581
9 Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe 95 Legal Secretary $80,147
10 Adobe Systems 42 Executive Assistant 5 $78,713
11 NuStar Energy 21 Terminal Operator II $78,538
12 Salesforce.com 43 Enterprise Business Representative $78,457
13 Meridian Health 79 RN $77,738
14 EOG Resources 67 Lease Operator $76,652
15 Bingham McCutchen 12 Legal Secretary $73,233
16 Arkansas Children's Hospital 85 Registered Nurse II $71,832
17 Shared Technologies 33 Technician $71,039
18 LifeBridge Health 96 Registered Nurse $70,863
19 Alston & Bird 30 Legal Secretary $70,709
20 Baptist Health South Florida 32 Proficient RN $70,372
21 Genentech 19 Sr. Mfg Technician - BioProcess $68,900
22 Booz Allen Hamilton 52 Executive Assistant $67,236
23 Brocade Communications Systems 61 Customer Support Associate $65,124
24 Perkins Coie 75 Legal Secretary $64,417
25 Boston Consulting Group 8 Executive Assistant $63,583
26 Winchester Hospital 99 Registered Nurse $63,060
27 Cisco 16 Administrative Assistant III $62,938
28 Ernst & Young 44 Administrative Assistant $61,176
29 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 74 Registered Nurse $61,155
30 Arnold & Porter 65 Legal Secretary $60,590
31 PricewaterhouseCoopers 71 Executive Assistant $60,266
32 DPR Construction 57 Field Office Coordinator $59,500
33 Indiana Regional Medical Center 60 Registered Nurse $59,050
34 King's Daughters Medical Center 50 Bedside Registered Nurse $58,834
35 Southern Ohio Medical Center 63 Registered Nurse $58,672
36 Microsoft 51 Business Services - Business Support - Business Administrator $58,605
37 MITRE 69 Office Administration Specialist $58,116
38 KPMG 88 Senior Administrative Assistant $58,000
39 Novo Nordisk 25 Administrator/Business Support Specialist $56,454
40 Deloitte 70 Administrative Assistant $55,042
41 Intel 98 Manufacturing Technician $54,632
42 Chesapeake Energy 34 Floorman $52,694
43 Accenture 84 Enterprise Analyst $52,000
44 Scottrade 27 Stockbroker $51,224
45 Baker Donelson 77 Legal Secretary $50,506
46 General Mills 90 Operator $50,263
47 FedEx 91 Courier $49,268
48 Monsanto 59 Manufacturing & Production $48,307
49 TDIndustries 39 Skilled Craftsperson $47,746
50 McCormick and Company 72 Manufacturing Role $46,750
51 S. C. Johnson & Son 83 Administrative Assistant $46,473
52 USAA 45 Member Relationship Specialist $46,140
53 Mercedes-Benz USA 49 Warehouse Associate II $45,792
54 J. M. Smucker 47 Customer Service Representative $44,612
55 QuikTrip 41 Relief Assistant $44,084
56 Quicken Loans 29 Mortgage Loan Processor $44,047
57 FactSet Research Systems 48 Data Operator $43,898
58 Kimley-Horn 62 Administrative support $43,853
59 Robert W. Baird & Co. 11 Client Relationship Assistant $42,537
60 Colgate-Palmolive 100 Operating Technician $41,500
61 American Fidelity Assurance Co. 35 Customer Service $41,486
62 Johnson Financial Group 22 Universal Banker II $41,446
63 Nordstrom 53 Salesperson $39,100
64 American Express 73 Travel Counselor $38,150
65 Balfour Beatty Construction 76 Craft Worker $37,000
66 Starbucks Coffee 93 Machine Operator $36,769
67 Camden Property Trust 10 Leasing Consultant $36,703
68 Herman Miller 97 Manufacturing Associate $36,479
69 Nugget Market 5 Checker $35,902
70 Plante & Moran 66 Secretary $35,800
71 Build-A-Bear Workshop 80 Assistant Workshop Manager $35,130
72 National Instruments 87 Administrative Specialist Staff 2 $35,116
73 Gilbane 92 Support Assistant $34,172
74 Edward Jones 2 Branch Office Administrator $33,525
75 Container Store 36 Distribution Center $33,382
76 CHG Healthcare Services 26 Administrative Assistant $32,795
77 Aflac 37 Customer Service Specialist II $31,960
78 Scooter Store 38 Ins. Verification Coordinator $31,015
79 Stew Leonard's 64 Host/Hostess $30,819
80 CarMax 56 Sales Consultant $30,334
81 Umpqua Bank 23 Universal Associate $30,244
82 Four Seasons Hotels 58 Guest Room Attendant $29,530
83 Wegmans Food Markets 3 Store Customer Service $29,240
84 Publix Super Markets 86 Grocery Clerk $28,379
85 Bright Horizons 89 Teacher $26,917
86 Recreational Equipment 14 Retail Sales Specialist $25,810
87 Marriott International 82 Housekeeper $25,603
88 Qualcomm 9 Building Service Attendant I $23,958
89 Zappos.com 15 Team Member $23,592
90 Whole Foods Market 18 Prep Food Service Team Member $23,337
From the Feb. 8, 2010 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 2008 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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