Big pay: Annual pay
    Rank Company Best Cos. rank Most common job title Average annual pay**
    1 DreamWorks Animation SKG 10 Animator $118,670
    2 Scripps Health 37 Registered Nurse $110,497
    3 NetApp 5 Executive Assistant 1 $98,375
    4 Balfour Beatty Construction 40 Carpenter $88,142
    5 OhioHealth 62 Staff RN $86,608
    6 Atlantic Health 54 Registered Nurse $84,480
    7 Adobe Systems 65 Executive Assistant 5 $83,355
    8 NuStar Energy 30 Sr. Terminal Operator $83,165
    9 Shared Technologies 43 Technician $82,430
    10 The Methodist Hospital System 19 RN Clinical Colleague $82,355
    11 Baptist Health South Florida 42 Proficient RN $79,419
    12 Genentech 35 Senior BioProcess Manufacturing Technician $78,000
    13 Meridian Health 88 RN $77,000
    14 Salesforce.com 52 Enterprise Business Representative $76,883
    15 EOG Resources 66 Lease Operator $75,231
    16 Bingham McCutchen 28 Legal Secretary $75,008
    17 PCL Construction 38 Pipefitter $71,700
    18 Devon Energy 41 Lease Operators $71,599
    19 Alston & Bird 13 Legal Secretary $69,787
    20 Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company 56 Sr Admin Associate $69,192
    21 DPR Construction 22 Foreman $68,500
    22 Boston Consulting Group 2 Executive Assistant $66,869
    23 Accenture 99 Solutions Analyst Programmer $66,500
    24 Novo Nordisk 47 Senior Administrator $64,332
    25 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 60 Registered Nurse $64,311
    26 Arkansas Children's Hospital 75 RN II $63,846
    27 Perkins Coie 55 Legal Secretary $63,667
    28 Booz Allen Hamilton 85 Executive Assistant $63,112
    29 Cisco 20 Administrative Assistant III $62,098
    30 Ernst & Young 77 Administrative Assistant $61,513
    31 Brocade Communications Systems 89 Customer Support Associate $60,020
    32 MITRE 96 Office Administration Specialist $59,187
    33 Southern Ohio Medical Center 36 Registered Nurse $58,672
    34 Microsoft 72 Business Services - Business Support - Business Administrator $58,605
    35 PricewaterhouseCoopers 73 Executive Assistant $58,537
    36 KPMG 86 Senior Administrative Assistant $57,200
    37 Deloitte 63 Administrative Assistant $56,545
    38 CH2M Hill 90 Operator $54,037
    39 General Mills 58 Operator $53,440
    40 Baker Donelson 50 Legal Secretary $51,868
    41 Intel 51 Manufacturing Technician $51,566
    42 Scottrade 12 Stockbroker $51,062
    43 Chesapeake Energy 32 Floorman $50,195
    44 Quicken Loans 29 Mortgage Loan Processor $47,746
    45 S.C. Johnson & Son 70 Administrative Assistant $47,481
    46 TDIndustries 45 Skilled Craftsperson $47,116
    47 Rackspace Hosting 92 Data Center Operations Technician $46,743
    48 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 80 Pediatric Oncology Nurse I $46,694
    49 FactSet Research Systems 64 Operator $46,478
    50 USAA 17 Member Relationship Specialist II $46,102
    51 Mercedes-Benz USA 15 Warehouse Associate II $44,404
    52 SRC/SRCTec 78 Technician and Assembler $43,118
    53 American Fidelity Assurance 39 Customer Service $43,062
    54 Stryker 68 Endoscopic Specialist $43,015
    55 Robert W. Baird 14 Client Relationship Assistant $42,765
    56 The Everett Clinic 91 Medical Assistant $42,391
    57 Nordstrom 74 Salesperson $40,000
    58 QuikTrip 34 Relief Assistant $39,963
    59 Morningstar 95 Facilities Coordinators $39,148
    60 National Instruments 79 Administrative Specialist Staff 2 $38,131
    61 Johnson Financial Group 46 Senior Teller $37,962
    62 Nugget Market 8 Checker $36,745
    63 Camden Property Trust 7 Leasing Consultant $36,633
    64 W. W. Grainger 100 Distribution Center Associate $36,354
    65 Gilbane 76 Support Assistant $35,828
    66 Build-A-Bear Workshop 48 Assistant Workshop Manager $35,604
    67 CHG Healthcare Services 27 Administrative Assistant $34,408
    68 Plante & Moran 26 Administrative Assistant $34,325
    69 American Express 49 Customer Care Professional $34,147
    70 Container Store 21 Distribution Center $33,442
    71 Starbucks 98 Distribution Partner $33,239
    72 CarMax 81 Sales Consultants $32,357
    73 Teach For America 82 Coordinator, Regional Team Operations $32,000
    74 Umpqua Bank 25 Universal Associate $31,947
    75 Edward Jones 11 Branch Office Administrator $31,651
    76 Aflac 57 Customer Service Specialist II $30,755
    77 Hasbro 59 Assemblers (107) $30,223
    78 Wegmans Food Markets 3 Store Customer Service $29,671
    79 Four Seasons Hotels 53 Guest Room Attendant $29,530
    80 Stew Leonard's 18 Host/Hostess $29,261
    81 Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants 83 Room Attendant $28,876
    82 J. M. Smucker 93 Consumer Communication Center Representative $27,400
    83 Bright Horizons Family Solutions 84 Teacher $27,310
    84 Recreational Equipment (REI) 9 Retail Sales Specialist $27,008
    85 Publix Super Markets 67 Deli Clerk $26,644
    86 Darden Restaurants 97 Server $26,495
    87 Marriott International 71 Housekeeper $25,290
    88 Aéropostale 94 Full Time Stock Associate $24,094
    89 Qualcomm 33 Building Service Attendant I $24,001
    90 Zappos.com 6 Team Member $22,715
    91 Whole Foods Market 24 Cashier $18,191
    From the Feb. 7, 2011 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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