What makes it so great?
Nonprofit that runs R&D centers for government agencies handed out $1.5 million in awards to 1,800 employees (averaging $833 apiece) last year, including $7,500 for the best published research paper.

Headquarters: McLean, Va.
Top 3 (of 55) U.S. locations: McLean , Bedford, Eatontown
2005 revenue ($ millions): 962
Website: www.mitre.org
U.S. employees 5,759
Employees outside U.S. 66
New jobs (1 year) 139
% job growth (1 year) 3
% voluntary turnover 5
Applicants 33,805
Most common job (salaried):
Lead Information Systems Engineer
Most common job (hourly):
Technical Project Support III
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 50
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 14%
% women 31%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
From the January 22, 2007 issue
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 2005 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 salaried and hourly employees.