Want a high-paying job? Look no further than the Atlanta-based law firm Alston & Bird, according to Fortune’s list of the Top 10-paying companies in the country. In fact, law firms dominate the top of the list, taken from Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Other industries, however, are also represented, including oil and gas and technology.
The average annual pay for associates at Alston & Bird is $182,394, Fortune reports, putting the Midtown firm No. 2 on the “100 Best Companies” list when it comes to pay.
Alston & Bird ranks 23rd on the overall list. The firm has offices in New York, Texas, California, North Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Belgium.
The No. 1 company on the Fortune list of top-paying companies is the Boston-based law firm Bingham McCutchen LLP, where average pay is $216,000. The perks at the company include free dinner for associates who work after 7 p.m. in New York and Washington D.C., and free yoga classes on Monday.
Other companies rounding out the Top 10 and their average annual pay: Seattle-based law firm Perkins Coie ($165,815); D.C.-based law firm Arnold & Porter LLP ($160,000); Hilcorp Energy, an oil and gas exploration company ($159,944); Devon Energy ($155,838); EOG Resources, another oil and gas company ($138,495); Cisco, the San Jose, Calif.-based networking equipment maker ($135,653); electronics giant Hitachi Data Systems ($134,752); and Salesforce.com, a cloud-based provider of business software ($129,157).