By Vivian Giang, Melissa Stanger and Gus Lubin | Feb 5, 2013 | Business Insider



Google came in at #2.



It's possible to love your job and get a good salary too: You just have to work for the right company.



The first annual list of the best employers in America by PayScale and Business Insider evaluates companies by both pay and happiness.

The winner is a company you've probably never heard of: a New Jersey biopharmaceutical company called Celgene Corporation. Many of the best companies were also in the health care industry.



The famously indulgent tech industry also did well on this list, including Google (#2), Yahoo (#8), and Microsoft (#14).

Companies in the 2012 Fortune 500 were ranked using PayScale's salary and survey database. Happiness represented 57 percent of the final score and was measured through questions about satisfaction, feelings of meaningfulness, stress, and schedule flexibility. Pay represented 43 percent of the final score and was measured by looking at median pay after five years and pay compared to industry peers.



1. Celgene Corporation



Headquartered in Summit, N.J., this biotechnology company has more than 4,500 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (91%), meaningfulness (86%), and flexibility (91%); and high rates of relaxation (41%).

Median pay is very high at $118,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



2. Google, Inc.

Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., this internet company has more than 30,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (81%); high rates of relaxation (44%), meaningfulness (61%), and flexibility (81%).

Median pay is very high at $119,000 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.



3. Huntsman Corporation



Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, this chemicals company has approximately 12,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of relaxation (50%) and flexibility (94%); high rates of meaningfulness (63%) and satisfaction (75%).

Median pay is very high at $95,600 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



4. Qualcomm, Inc.



Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., this telecommunications company has over 20,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (81%) and flexibility (92%); high rates of meaningfulness (65%); and average relaxation (37%).

Median pay is very high at $106,000 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.



5. Biogen Idec, Inc.



Headquartered in Weston, Mass., this biotechnology company has 4,850 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (83%), flexibility (89%), and meaningfulness (89%); and average relaxation (33%).

Median pay is very high at $97,800 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.





6. MasterCard Worldwide



Headquartered in Purchase, N.Y., this financial services company has 6,700 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (81%), relaxation (63%) and flexibility (85%); and average rates of meaningfulness (54%).

Median pay is very high at $103,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



7. Chevron Corporation



Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., this oil and gas company has 62,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (81%) and relaxation (47%); and high rates of flexibility (80%) and meaningfulness (58%).

Median pay is very high at $102,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



8. Yahoo! Inc.



Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., this internet company has 14,100 employees.

Employees report very high rates of relaxation (46%) and flexibility (88%); high rates of satisfaction (81%); and average rates of meaningfulness (55%).

Median pay is very high at $120,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



9. E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co.



Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., this chemicals company has 70,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of flexibility (84%) and satisfaction (84%); and high rates of relaxation (43%) and meaningfulness (67%).

Median pay is high at $80,700 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



10. Williams Companies, Inc.



Headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., this oil and gas company has 3,913 employees.

Employees report very high rates of relaxation (54%) and satisfaction (80%); and high rates of flexibility (79%) and meaningfulness (65%).

Median pay is high at $79,000 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.



11. Pfizer, Inc.



Headquartered in New York, N.Y., this pharmaceutical company has 103,700 employees.

Employees report very high rates of flexibility (84%) and meaningfulness (77%); high rates of satisfaction (73%); and average rates of relaxation (36%).

Median pay is very high at $93,200 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.



12. ITT Exelis



Headquartered in Tysons Corner, Va., this defense company has more than 20,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of relaxation (63%), flexibility (84%), and satisfaction (79%); and high rates of meaningfulness (58%).

Median pay is very high at $102,000 after five years, and average compared to industry peers.



13. Abbott Laboratories



Headquartered in North Chicago, Ill., this pharmaceutical company has 91,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of meaningfulness (81%); and high rates of relaxation (39%), flexibility (83%), and satisfaction (77%).

Median pay is high at $88,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



14. Microsoft Corporation



Headquartered in Redmond, Wash., this computer software has 94,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of flexibility (92%); high rates of relaxation (39%) and meaningfulness (60%); and average rates of satisfaction (69%).

Median pay is very high at $111,000 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.





15. Amgen Corporation



Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, Calif., this biopharmaceutical company has 17,800 employees.

Employees report very high rates of meaningfulness (81%); high rates of flexibility (78%) and satisfaction (75%); and average rates of relaxation (37%).

Median pay is very high at $98,500 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.





16. The Boeing Company



Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., this aerospace and defense company has 171,700 employees.

Employees report high rates of relaxation (45%), flexibility (80%), satisfaction (76%), and meaningfulness (68%).

Median pay is high at $85,900 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.





17. 3M Company



Headquartered in Two Harbors, Minn., this conglomerate company has 84,198 employees.

Employees report high rates of relaxation (44%), flexibility (79%), satisfaction (77%), and meaningfulness (59%).

Median pay is high at $82,400 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.





18. Johnson & Johnson



Headquartered in New Brunswick, N.J., this pharmaceutical company has 117,900 employees.

Employees report very high rates of meaningfulness (73%); and high rates of relaxation (39%), flexibility (83%), and satisfaction (72%).

Median pay is very high at $92,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.





19. Booz, Allen and Hamilton



Headquartered in Tysons Corner, Va., this management consulting company has 26,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of relaxation (48%); and high rates of flexibility (83%), satisfaction (72%), and meaningfulness (61%).

Median pay is very high at $93,100 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.





20. Dow Chemical Company



Headquartered in Midland, Mich., this chemicals company has about 50,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of flexibility (85%); high rates of satisfaction (78%) and meaningfulness (66%); and average rates of relaxation (35%).

Median pay is very high at $90,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.





21. Cameron International



Headquartered in Houston, Tex., this oil services company has 20,046 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (83%); and high rates of relaxation (44%), flexibility (82%), and meaningfulness (58%).

Median pay is high at $85,200 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.





22. PG&E Corporation



Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., this utility company has 19,424 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (87%); high rates of relaxation (40%) and meaningfulness (61%); and average rates of flexibility (67%).

Median pay is very high at $100,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.





23. Broadcom Corporation



Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., this semiconductors company has 11,300 employees.

Employees report very high rates of flexibility (84%); high rates of relaxation (42%) and meaningfulness (58%); and average rates of satisfaction (67%).

Median pay is very high at $121,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.





24. FMC Technologies, Inc.



Headquartered in Philadelphia, Penn., this oil services company has approximately 5,500 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (79%); high rates of relaxation (38%) and flexibility (81%); and average rates of meaningfulness (53%).

Median pay is high at $88,400 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.





25. ConocoPhillips Company



Employees report very high rates of relaxation (45%); high rates of satisfaction (74%) and meaningfulness (64%); and average rates of flexibility (67%).

Median pay is very high at $97,500 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.



26. Symantec Corporation



Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., this computer software company has 20,500 employees.

Employees report very high rates of relaxation (47%) and of flexibility (90%); and average rates of satisfaction (68%) and meaningfulness (55%).

Median pay is very high at $99,800 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.





27. Devon Energy Corporation



Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., this oil and gas company has 5,200 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (93%); high rates of relaxation (43%) and meaningfulness (69%); and average rates of flexibility (70%).

Median pay is high at $77,100 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.





28. Boston Scientific Corporation



Headquartered in Natick, Mass., this medical equipment company has 24,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of flexibility (86%) and meaningfulness (80%); high rates of satisfaction (76%); and average rates of relaxation (34%).

Median pay is high at $88,200 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.





29. Cisco Systems Inc



Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., this networking equipment company has 66,639 employees.

Employees report very high rates of flexibility (90%); high rates of meaningfulness (62%); and average rates of relaxation (37%) and satisfaction (71%).

Median pay is very high at $119,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.





30. BlackRock, Inc.





Headquartered in New York, N.Y., this investment management company has 10,500 employees.

Employees report high rates of relaxation (40%), flexibility (76%), and satisfaction (73%); and average rates of meaningfulness (54%).

Median pay is very high at $124,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.





31. Texas Instruments, Inc.



Headquartered in Dallas, Tex., this semiconductors company has 34,759 employees.

Employees report very high rates of flexibility (86%); high rates of satisfaction (73%) and meaningfulness (63%); and average rates of relaxation (35%).

Median pay is very high at $99,600 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



32. CH2M HILL



Headquartered in Corvalis, Ore., this engineering, construction and consulting company has 30,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of relaxation (45%) and meaningfulness (73%); and high rates of flexibility (83%) and satisfaction (73%).

Median pay is high at $76,700 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



33. Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.



Headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., this engineering and construction company has 60,000 employees.

Employees report high rates of relaxation (38%), flexibility (79%), satisfaction (75%), and meaningfulness (64%).

Median pay is high at $84,800 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



34. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company



Headquartered in New York, N.Y., this pharmaceutical company has 28,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of flexibility (88%) and meaningfulness (73%); high rates of satisfaction (76%); and low rates of relaxation (31%).

Median pay is very high at $103,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



35. Fluor Corporation



Headquartered in Irving, Tex., this construction company has 43,087 employees.

Employees report high rates of relaxation (41%), satisfaction (76%), and meaningfulness (68%); and low rates of flexibility (66%).

Median pay is high at $87,200 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.



36. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)



Headquartered in Tysons Corner, Va., this aerospace and defense company has 41,100 employees.

Employees report very high rates of relaxation (51%); and high rates of flexibility (82%), satisfaction (71%), and meaningfulness (67%).

Median pay is high at $82,300 after five years, and average compared to industry peers.



37. Raytheon Co.



Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., this aerospace and defense company has 71,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of flexibility (84%); high rates of relaxation (43%) and meaningfulness (69%); and average rates of satisfaction (71%).

Median pay is high at $87,600 after five years, and average compared to industry peers.



38. St. Jude Medical, Inc.



Headquartered in Little Canada, Minn., this medical equipment company has more than 16,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of meaningfulness (81%); high rates of relaxation (44%) and satisfaction (74%); and average rates of flexibility (72%).

Median pay is high at $79,800 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



39. ExxonMobil Corporation



Headquartered in Irving, Tex., this oil and gas company has 82,100 employees.

Employees report high rates of relaxation (39%) and satisfaction (75%); and average rates of meaningfulness (52%) and flexibility (75%), .

Median pay is very high at $97,500 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.



40. Intel Corporation



Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., this semiconductors company has 104,700 employees.

Employees report very high rates of flexibility (88%); high rates of satisfaction (75%) and meaningfulness (69%); and average rates of relaxation (35%).

Median pay is very high at $97,100 after five years, and average compared to industry peers.



41. El Paso Energy Corp.



Headquartered in Houston, Tex., this gas and energy company has 6,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of flexibility (90%) and satisfaction (90%); high rates of meaningfulness (67%); and average rates of relaxation (33%).

Median pay is high at $83,400 after five years, and average compared to industry peers.



42. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.



Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., this semiconductors company has 11,705 employees.

Employees report very high rates of flexibility (90%); high rates of relaxation (42%); and  average rates of satisfaction (67%) and meaningfulness (50%).

Median pay is very high at $100,000 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



43. DTE Energy Co.



Headquartered in Detroit, Mich., this electric and gas utilities company has 10,262 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (82%) and meaningfulness (77%); and high rates of relaxation (44%) and flexibility (78%).

Median pay is high at $76,800 after five years, and average compared to industry peers.



44. Kimberly-Clark Corp.



Headquartered in Irving, Tex., this personal care company has 56,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of relaxation (46%); high rates of flexibility (78%) and meaningfulness (60%); and average rates of satisfaction (70%).

Median pay is high at $80,900 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



45. Eli Lilly and Company



Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., this pharmaceutical company has 38,350 employees.

Employees report very high rates of meaningfulness (75%) and flexibility (86%); average rates of satisfaction (69%); and low rates of relaxation (32%).

Median pay is very high at $94,600 after five years, and very high compared to industry peers.



46. Occidental Petroleum Corporation



Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., this oil and gas company has over 40,000 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (82%); high rates of relaxation (41%); and average rates of flexibility (69%) and meaningfulness (53%).

Median pay is very high at $91,800 after five years, and high compared to industry peers.



47. Northrop Grumman Corporation



Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., this defense technology company has 72,500 employees.

Employees report very high rates of relaxation (51%); high rates of flexibility (81%) and meaningfulness (64%); and average rates of satisfaction (69%), .

Median pay is high at $83,200 after five years, and average compared to industry peers.



48. EMC Corporation



Headquartered in Hopkinton, Mass., this computer storage company has 53,600 employees.

Employees report very high rates of relaxation (51%); and high rates of flexibility (81%), satisfaction (75%), and meaningfulness (64%).

Median pay is high at $83,200 after five years, and average compared to industry peers.



49. American Electric Power (AEP)



Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, this electric utilities company has 18,710 employees.

Employees report very high rates of meaningfulness (72%); and high rates of relaxation (44%), flexibility (79%), and satisfaction (77%).

Median pay is high at $75,900 after five years, and average compared to industry peers.



50. Duke Energy Corp.



Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., this energy company has 29,250 employees.

Employees report very high rates of satisfaction (84%) and relaxation (45%); high rates of meaningfulness (69%); and average rates of flexibility (70%).

Median pay is high at $81,100 after five years, and average compared to industry peers.