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Salaried employees at these Best Companies enjoy the highest average compensation.
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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 

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1 Google 60% 8,134
2 Quicken Loans 68% 4,920
3 Wegmans Food Markets 4% 35,302
4 Edward Jones 5% 31,451
5 Genentech 9% 10,842
6 Cisco Systems 17% 32,160
7 Starbucks 15% 134,013
8 Qualcomm 15% 10,095
9 Goldman Sachs 10% 13,764
10 Methodist Hospital System 11% 10,481
11 Boston Consulting Group 8% 1,543
12 Nugget Markets 20% 1,322
13 Umpqua Bank 25% 1,788
14 Network Appliance 25% 4,481
15 W. L. Gore & Associates 6% 5,211
16 Whole Foods Market 11% 41,385
17 David Weekley Homes -11% 1,450
18 OhioHealth 4% 11,254
19 Arnold & Porter -3% 1,272
20 Container Store 5% 3,019
21 Principal Financial Group 3% 13,438
22 American Century Investments -5% 1,694
23 JM Family Enterprises 4% 4,609
24 American Fidelity Assurance 1% 1,376
25 Shared Technologies 28% 1,401
26 Stew Leonard's 13% 2,282
27 S.C. Johnson & Son 0% 3,419
28 QuikTrip -5% 9,630
29 SAS Institute -1% 5,153
30 Aflac 5% 4,475
31 Alston & Bird 0% 1,762
32 Rackspace Managed Hosting 38% 1,443
33 Station Casinos 6% 14,920
34 Recreational Equipment (REI) 19% 9,137
35 TDIndustries 19% 1,595
36 Nordstrom 0% 49,769
37 Johnson Financial Group 12% 1,259
38 Kimley-Horn & Associates 9% 2,368
39 Robert W. Baird 0% 2,093
40 Adobe Systems 8% 3,900
41 Bingham McCutchen 0% 1,652
42 MITRE 5% 6,037
43 Intuit 11% 7,635
44 Plante & Moran 0% 1,522
45 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 3% 5,427
46 CarMax 13% 14,223
47 J. M. Smucker 7% 3,042
48 Devon Energy 15% 3,368
49 Griffin Hospital 4% 1,133
50 Camden Property Trust -5% 1,894
51 Paychex 7% 11,622
52 FactSet Research Systems 21% 1,102
53 Vision Service Plan 6% 2,052
54 CH2M HILL -2% 15,674
55 Perkins Coie 6% 1,629
56 Scripps Health 6% 11,223
57 Ernst & Young 4% 25,947
58 Scottrade 13% 1,584
59 Mayo Clinic 4% 41,004
60 Alcon Laboratories 6% 6,848
61 Chesapeake Energy 15% 5,752
62 American Express 4% 30,162
63 King's Daughters Medical Center 13% 2,934
64 EOG Resources 17% 1,388
65 Russell Investments 5% 1,267
66 Nixon Peabody 9% 1,728
67 Valero Energy -8% 17,488
68 eBay 13% 7,769
69 General Mills -2% 17,090
70 Mattel 2% 5,000
71 KPMG 8% 22,857
72 Marriott International -2% 123,203
73 David Evans & Associates 9% 1,085
74 Granite Construction 6% 4,650
75 Southern Ohio Medical Center 7% 2,032
76 Arkansas Children's Hospital 8% 3,283
77 PCL Construction Enterprises 18% 3,558
78 Navy Federal Credit Union 15% 6,069
79 National Instruments 3% 2,353
80 Healthways 42% 3,730
81 Booz Allen Hamilton 7% 17,650
82 Nike 4% 14,570
83 AstraZeneca 5% 12,810
84 Stanley 7% 2,756
85 Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network 9% 8,420
86 Microsoft 8% 47,645
87 Yahoo 16% 7,915
88 Four Seasons Hotels 21% 12,851
89 Bright Horizons Family Solutions 7% 14,660
90 PricewaterhouseCoopers 5% 29,818
91 Publix Super Markets 5% 142,084
92 Milliken -8% 8,800
93 Erickson Retirement Communities 14% 10,248
94 Baptist Health South Fla. 4% 9,838
95 Deloitte & Touche USA 7% 36,517
96 Herman Miller 14% 6,063
97 FedEx 8% 228,211
98 Sherwin-Williams 1% 29,554
99 SRA International 6% 5,200
100 Texas Instruments -1% 15,051
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.
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