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25 companies that offer best pay and environment

Last updated on: February 13, 2013 08:25 IST

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Imagine working at a company that not only pays well, but also offers the perfect work environment. Well, some are lucky to have just that kind of a job.

Let's take a look at 25 companies in the United States that pay one of the highest salaries and know how to keep their employees happy.

NOTE: This first annual list of the best employers in America by PayScale and Business Insider evaluates companies by both pay and happiness

Soure: Business Insider

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Celgene Corporation

Headquarters: Summit, New Jersey

Industry: Biotechnology

Number of employees: 4,500

Rate of satisfaction: 91 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 86 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 91 per cent

Median pay: $118,000 after five years

Overall rank: 1

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Google

Headquarters: Mountain View, California

Industry: Internet

Number of employees: 30,000

Rate of satisfaction: 81 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 61 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 81 per cent

Median pay: $119,000 after five years

Overall rank: 2

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Huntsman Corporation

Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah

Industry: Chemicals

Number of employees: 12,000

Rate of satisfaction: 75 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 63 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 94 per cent

Median pay: $95,600 after five years

Overall rank: 3

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Qualcomm, Inc

Headquarters: San Diego, California

Industry: Telecommunications

Number of employees: 20,000

Rate of satisfaction: 81 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 65 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 92 per cent

Median pay: $106,000 after five years

Overall rank: 4

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Biogen Idec, Inc

Headquarters: Weston, Massachusetts

Industry: Biotechnology

Number of employees: 4,850

Rate of satisfaction: 83 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 89 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 89 per cent

Median pay: $97,800 after five years

Overall rank: 5

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MasterCard Worldwide

Headquarters: Purchase, New York

Industry: Financial

Number of employees: 6,700

Rate of satisfaction: 81 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 54 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 85 per cent

Median pay: $103,000 after five years

Overall rank: 6

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Chevron Corporation

Headquarters: San Ramon, California

Industry: Oil and gas

Number of employees: 62,000

Rate of satisfaction: 81 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 58 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 80 per cent

Median pay: $102,000 after five years

Overall rank: 7

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Yahoo! Inc

Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California

Industry: Internet

Number of employees: 14,100

Rate of satisfaction: 81 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 55 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 88 per cent

Median pay: $120,000 after five years

Overall rank: 8

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E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co

Headquarters: Wilmington, Delaware

Industry: Chemicals

Number of employees: 70,000

Rate of satisfaction: 84 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 67 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 84 per cent

Median pay: $80,700 after five years

Overall rank: 9

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Williams Companies, Inc

Headquarters: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Industry: Oil and gas

Number of employees: 3,913

Rate of satisfaction: 80 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 65 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 79 per cent

Median pay: $79,000 after five years

Overall rank: 10

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Pfizer, Inc

Headquarters: New York, New York

Industry: Pharmaceutical

Number of employees: 103,700

Rate of satisfaction: 73 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 77 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 84 per cent

Median pay: $93,200 after five years

Overall rank: 11

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ITT Exelis

Headquarters: Tysons Corner, Virginia

Industry: Defence

Number of employees: 20,000

Rate of satisfaction: 79 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 58 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 84 per cent

Median pay: $102,000 after five years

Overall rank: 12

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Abbott Laboratories

Headquarters: North Chicago, Illinois

Industry: Pharmaceutical

Number of employees: 91,000

Rate of satisfaction: 77 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 81 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 83 per cent

Median pay: $88,000 after five years

Overall rank: 13

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Microsoft Corporation

Headquarters: Redmond, Washington

Industry: Software

Number of employees: 94,000

Rate of satisfaction: 69 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 60 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 92 per cent

Median pay: $111,000 after five years

Overall rank: 14

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Amgen Corporation

Headquarters: Thousand Oaks, California

Industry: Biopharmaceutical

Number of employees: 17,800

Rate of satisfaction: 75 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 81 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 78 per cent

Median pay: $98,500 after five years

Overall rank: 15

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Boeing Company

Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois

Industry: Aerospace and defence

Number of employees: 171,700

Rate of satisfaction: 76 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 68 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 80 per cent

Median pay: $85,900 after five years

Overall rank: 16

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3M Company

Headquarters: St. Paul, Minnesota

Industry: Conglomerate

Number of employees: 84,198

Rate of satisfaction: 77 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 59 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 79 per cent

Median pay: $82,400 after five years

Overall rank: 17

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Johnson & Johnson

Headquarters: New Brunswickm, New Jersey

Industry: Pharmaceutical

Number of employees: 117,900

Rate of satisfaction: 72 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 73 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 83 per cent

Median pay: $92,000 after five years

Overall rank: 18

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Booz, Allen and Hamilton

Headquarters: Tysons Corner, Virginia

Industry: Management consulting

Number of employees: 26,000

Rate of satisfaction: 72 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 61 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 83 per cent

Median pay: $93,100 after five years

Overall rank: 19

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Dow Chemical Company

Headquarters: Midland, Michigan

Industry: Chemicals

Number of employees: 50,000

Rate of satisfaction: 78 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 66 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 85 per cent

Median pay: $90,000 after five years

Overall rank: 20

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Cameron International

Headquarters: Houston, Texas

Industry: Oil services

Number of employees: 20,046

Rate of satisfaction: 83 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 58 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 82 per cent

Median pay: $85,200 after five years

Overall rank: 21

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PG&E Corporation

Headquarters: San Francisco, California

Industry: Utility

Number of employees: 19,424

Rate of satisfaction: 87 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 61 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 67 per cent

Median pay: $100,000 after five years

Overall rank: 22

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Broadcom Corporation

Headquarters: Irvine, California

Industry: Semiconductors company

Number of employees: 11,300

Rate of satisfaction: 67 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 58 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 84 per cent

Median pay: $121,000 after five years

Overall rank: 23

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FMC Technologies, Inc

Headquarters: Houston, Texas

Industry: Oil services

Number of employees: 18,400

Rate of satisfaction: 79 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 53 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 81 per cent

Median pay: $88,400 after five years

Overall rank: 24

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ConocoPhillips Company

Headquarters: Houston, Texas

Industry: Oil services

Number of employees: 29,800

Rate of satisfaction: 74 per cent

Rate of meaningfulness: 64 per cent

Rate of flexibility: 67 per cent

Median pay: $97,500 after five years

Overall rank: 25


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