Big pay: Annual pay
Rank Company Best Cos. rank Most common job title Average annual pay**
1 Salesforce.com 52 Senior Account Executive $318,323
2 Bingham McCutchen 28 Associate $219,888
3 Alston & Bird 13 Associate $182,681
4 Perkins Coie 55 Associate $182,544
5 Devon Energy 41 Engineer $172,575
6 Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company 56 Sr Oncology Sales Specialist $166,354
7 Goldman Sachs 23 Other Exempt (Analysts, Program Analysts, Associates and Professional Non-Exempt) $160,000
8 EOG Resources 66 Engineer $158,008
9 Brocade Communications Systems 89 Software Engineer $156,508
10 Boston Consulting Group 2 Consultant $154,051
11 NetApp 5 Member of Technical Staff SW 4 $149,985
12 Scripps Health 37 Manager-Director $141,545
13 Qualcomm 33 Engineer, Staff $134,211
14 Cisco 20 Software Engineer IV $131,716
15 Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants 83 Hotel General Manager $131,234
16 CH2M Hill 90 Engineer $129,986
17 MITRE 96 Information Systems Engineer, Lead $127,734
18 Johnson Financial Group 46 SVP Commercial RM $123,926
19 Adobe Systems 65 Computer Scientist, Software Development 4 $123,599
20 Microsoft 72 Engineering - Software Development Engineer in Test $120,657
21 Baker Donelson 50 Associate $118,996
22 The Everett Clinic 91 Nurse Practitioners $118,500
23 Atlantic Health 54 Manager $114,868
24 Chesapeake Energy 32 Toolpusher $114,084
25 Novo Nordisk 47 Diabetes Care Specialist III (DCS III) $112,939
26 American Express 49 Manager - Finance $112,802
27 Booz Allen Hamilton 85 Associate $112,728
28 DreamWorks Animation SKG 10 Software Engineer $112,060
29 PCL Construction 38 Superintendent $111,618
30 Shared Technologies 43 Sales Rep $111,463
31 Publix Super Markets 67 Store Manager $111,330
32 Balfour Beatty Construction 40 Superintendent $110,120
33 Mercedes-Benz USA 15 Automotive Technical Specialist $109,610
34 Gilbane 76 Project Manager $108,108
35 Nugget Market 8 Store Director $107,926
36 Baptist Health South Florida 42 Assistant Manager Patient Care $107,349
37 Intel 51 Component Design Engineer $106,430
38 Robert W. Baird 14 Financial Analyst - Capital Markets $104,309
39 Ernst & Young 77 Manager $102,593
40 Genentech 35 Research Associate $101,000
41 S.C. Johnson & Son 70 Senior Research Scientist $100,740
42 OhioHealth 62 Nurse Manager $100,595
43 The Methodist Hospital System 19 Nurse Manager $98,470
44 Hasbro 59 IS Analyst $97,743
45 NuStar Energy 30 Terminal Manager $97,097
46 Meridian Health 88 Nurse Manager Assistant $95,200
47 American Fidelity Assurance 39 Sales $94,182
48 USAA 17 Software Developer and Integrator I $92,853
49 Recreational Equipment (REI) 9 Retail Store Manager $92,211
50 Southern Ohio Medical Center 36 Nurse Manager $91,004
51 FactSet Research Systems 64 Software Engineer $89,600
52 Morningstar 95 Developer/Programmer $89,568
53 PricewaterhouseCoopers 73 Manager/Supervisor $86,826
54 Accenture 99 Consulting Consultant $83,500
55 SRC/SRCTec 78 Software Engineer $82,868
56 Deloitte 63 Senior/Senior Consultant $81,622
57 Scottrade 12 Branch Manager $79,088
58 National Instruments 79 Engineer Staff 2 Software $78,522
59 TDIndustries 45 Superintendent $78,436
60 Four Seasons Hotels 53 Sales Manager $77,391
61 Quicken Loans 29 Mortgage Banker $76,903
62 Stew Leonard's 18 Store Manager $74,438
63 Edward Jones 11 Sr. Programmer Analyst $74,414
64 Stryker 68 Recon Sales Associate $74,343
65 DPR Construction 22 Project Engineer $73,500
66 W. W. Grainger 100 Account Manager, Commercial $73,446
67 KPMG 86 Senior Associate $73,300
68 Whole Foods Market 24 Associate Store Team Leader $72,372
69 Arkansas Children's Hospital 75 RN III $69,975
70 Camden Property Trust 7 Community Manager $69,612
71 QuikTrip 34 Store Manager $67,160
72 Marriott International 71 Chef $64,750
73 CarMax 81 Purchasing $64,541
74 Plante & Moran 26 Audit Staff $64,300
75 CHG Healthcare Services 27 Sales Consultant $64,255
76 Rackspace Hosting 92 Windows Administrator II $61,601
77 Darden Restaurants 97 Restaurant Manager $59,982
78 Aflac 57 Supervisor Operations $59,873
79 Bright Horizons Family Solutions 84 Director $59,006
80 Umpqua Bank 25 Store Manager $56,315
81 Wegmans Food Markets 3 Store Department Manager $55,103
82 Zappos.com 6 Assistant Buyer $52,238
83 J. M. Smucker 93 Route Sales Representative $51,075
84 Teach For America 82 Program Director $51,000
85 Starbucks 98 Store Manager $50,673
86 Build-A-Bear Workshop 48 Chief Workshop Manager $49,830
87 Nordstrom 74 Sales Department Manager $49,500
88 General Mills 58 Retail Sales Representative $47,453
89 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 80 Postdoctoral Research Associate $46,826
90 Container Store 21 Store Sales $44,355
91 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 60 Business Operations Coordinator $41,623
92 Aéropostale 94 Assistant Manager $34,095
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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