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These 10 Great Companies Offer High Pay

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Of all the benefits that a company could offer to its employees—more vacation, greater flexibility, free yoga classes—most would argue that money still rules.

In that vein, we’ve scrutinized this year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and found the places that offer the highest salary to their full-time employees. From law firms to biotech companies, there’s a wide-range of industries that are willing to offer a base salary that’s among the highest in the U.S.

That is not to ignore the impact of non-financial motivators. In a 2009 McKinsey survey, respondents viewed three non-cash incentives—praise from immediate managers, attention from leadership, and a chance to lead projects or task forces—as no less or even more effective motivators than cash bonuses, increased base pay and stock options. As you’ll read from this list, companies pair a high level of compensation with some of the most unique benefits around, from free tennis lessons to getaways to the Caribbean, all in the name of buttressing an employees’ overall feeling of security.

Here are the top-paying companies who offer the most money to their full-time salaried employees:

Cooley

100 Best Companies Rank: 28
Average annual base pay:
$219,767
Average additional cash compensation: $49,144
Total compensation: $268,911
Job Title: Associates

The law firm headquartered in Palo Alto heads our list as the most generous payer, offering their associates an average compensation package worth around $268,911. The provision doesn’t stop there—Cooley offers up to $65 per month reimbursement on health club dues, yoga classes, tennis lessons, and other fitness activities. Aside from that, staff members are encouraged to burnish their knowledge through seminars and courses, which Cooley will reimburse up to $3,000 per year for.

Perkins Coie

100 Best Companies Rank: 37
Average annual base pay:
$182,753
Average additional cash compensation: $32,684
Total compensation: $215,437
Job Title: Associate/Counsel

Along with a significant base salary, counsels who work here have received some pretty unique bonuses. The law firm offers a retirement contribution plan for employees of 7.3% of their annual compensation, giving them the option of saving for the future. There are cash bonuses for those who reach a milestone year of service with the firm, from year 1 to year 10. And for those who are interested in furthering their education, they receive $5,250 in tuition reimbursement annually for use towards completion of a degree or work-related courses.

Genentech

100 Best Companies Rank: 11
Average annual base pay:
$140,486
Average additional cash compensation: $45,000
Total compensation: $185,486
Job Title: Senior Clinical Specialist

This biotech company doles out a healthy compensation package for its employees, and then piles additional incentives to help improve their well-being. Team members at their South San Francisco campus are offered compensation for taking alternative modes of transport to work; it’s $12 a day for walking or biking to work, and those who carpool earn $8 a day. Genentech also subsidizes the cost of accessing two onsite childcare centers at its headquarters.

Autodesk

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100 Best Companies Rank: 54
Average annual base pay:
$135,799
Average additional cash compensation: $20,628
Total compensation: $156,427
Job Title: Principal Engineer

An engineer at this software developer will be rewarded handsomely for his work—which could range from 3D design to developing educational software—with an average compensation package of $156,427. All eligible, full-time employees are also given six weeks of paid time off every four years for any sabbatical, and the company promises to respect any decision to take time off to rejuvenate.

Scripps Health

100 Best Companies Rank: 42
Average annual base pay:
$126,090
Average additional cash compensation: $20,349
Total compensation: $146,439
Job Title: Manager/Director

This organization runs an expansive health-care system in San Diego, and for their roughly-13,281 employees, they enjoy a solid average pay that’s topped with helpful monetary perks. Scripps created their “Success Shares” program that promotes equality among staff and management by financially rewarding non-management employees for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction and reaching their performance goals. Since the program’s launch in 2007, Scripps has paid out more than $63 million in Success Shares bonuses, including $5 million to 12,627 employees in 2014. That year alone, 90% of staff also received an average award of $400.

First American

100 Best Companies Rank: 94
Average annual base pay:
$55,194
Average additional cash compensation: $84,911
Total compensation: $140,105
Job Title: Sales Representative

Business wins benefit both the company and individual at this financing company. Sales and service professionals that achieve top marks here could earn an all-inclusive trip to an exotic location, such as Bermuda. Those who work to receive perfect survey responses from customers receive additional cash compensation. Those considered innovators and service leaders within the company receive companywide recognition and reward gifts. And top of all this, all employees are offered profit sharing and bonuses based on the year’s results.

Atlantic Health System

100 Best Companies Rank: 79
Average annual base pay:
$136,527
Average additional cash compensation: $2,593
Total compensation: $139,120
Job Title: Manager

One of the largest health care systems in New Jersey, the Atlantic Health System isn’t shy about providing its employees with financial charity. For any staff member looking to embark on further studies, the company’s tuition reimbursement program not only covers the cost of higher education up to $5,000 annually, but offers personalized support and one-on-one consultations to help staff members choose the right course for their growth. The organization also works with partners to offer employees discounts to local and national retailers, restaurants, amusement parks, concerts and sporting events.

Burns & McDonnell

100 Best Companies Rank: 16
Average annual base pay:
$88,100
Average additional cash compensation: $48,260
Total compensation: $136,360
Job Title: Electrical Engineer

There’s a culture of ownership that permeates this engineering firm, starting with the employee stock plan. Many project contracts set financial incentives for staff members when they meet schedule, budget and safety targets. It also activates incentive payouts that go into a year-end bonus pool, and turns into increases in stock portfolio values for respective employees. The company is also big on giving—The Burns & McDonnell Foundation helps channel funds and volunteer hours into a range of areas that include education, community development, health, and arts and culture.

GoDaddy

100 Best Companies Rank: 95
Average annual base pay:
$124,830
Average additional cash compensation: $10,062
Total compensation: $134,892
Job Title: Software Development Engineer

Fun and work mix well at this web hosting company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. With a highly competitive base salary of $124,830 for full-time salaried employees, workers here are also lavished with a good amount of goodies. The GoDaddy holiday parties are an annual highlight, with more than 5,000 guests attending the 2015 bash that included special guest artistes Daddy Yankee and Pitbull. Employees also receive fully-paid health coverage from their company, which also pays half of any dependents’ coverage as well.

Baker Donelson

100 Best Companies Rank: 32
Average annual base pay:
$124,030
Average additional cash compensation: $4,778
Total compensation: $128,808
Job Title: Associate

A law firm with 19 offices across the Southeast and Washington, D.C., Baker Donelson pairs a healthy living wage with a concern for their employees’ affairs. For those who want to make healthier choices, the company offers a $500 health premium discount as an incentive. In larger cities, the firm picks up the tab on public transportation costs, and parking is free for those that have a car. The company also pushes employees to give to the wider community; those who are eligible receive 8 hours of paid time to serve their neighborhoods.

 

See the full list of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for at fortune.com/best-companies, where you’ll find dozens of job searching tips and secrets from their recruiters on how to get hired.