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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