Special Report

The Best Company to Work For in Every State

Source: Stormont Vail Health

Kansas
> Best company to work for: Stormont Vail Health
> Employees: 5,200
> Founded: 1884
> Headquarters: Topeka

Medical facility Stormont Vail Health ranks as the best company to work for headquartered in Kansas. It is one of several health care companies on this list. Stormont Vail Health received a 9.9/10 score for its salaries. The average employee earns over $50,000 per year, much higher than other nearby competitors like MU Health, Saint Luke’s Health System, and more. On job review site Glassdoor, 79% of workers said they would recommend working at Stormont Vail Health, and 98% approve of CEO Randy Peterson.

Kentucky
> Best company to work for: Lexmark
> Employees: 14,000
> Founded: 1991
> Headquarters: Lexington, KY

Lexmark, headquartered in Lexington, ranks as the best company in Kentucky to work for. The company manufactures printers and other imaging products. It employs about 14,000 people. Lexmark ranks as Kentucky’s best place to work in part because its salaries are relatively high, at an average of $81,647 per year, and competitive with other businesses in the industry.

Source: PHI INC

Louisiana
> Best company to work for: PHI
> Employees: 2,449
> Founded: 1949
> Headquarters: Lafayette, LA

Lafayette-based PHI is a commercial helicopter operator with clients in the oil and gas industry. It ranks as Louisiana’s best company to work for in part because employees receive competitive pay and benefits. Employees stay with the company for an average of 3.3 years, longer than competitors. Similarly, the average annual salary of $76,122 is higher than many competitors.

Source: WEX Inc.

Maine
> Best company to work for: WEX
> Employees: 3,500
> Founded: 1983
> Headquarters: South Portland, ME

WEX provides payment processing and information management services out of South Portland, Maine. The company ranks as the best place to work in the state in part because it earned a perfect 10/10 score for its financial performance. The company has rebounded well from the economic struggles brought on by COVID-19. WEX employees’ average salary of $57,802 is competitive with other similar companies.

Maryland
> Best company to work for: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
> Employees: 3,186
> Founded: 1974
> Headquarters: Rockville, MD

Unlike nearly every other state, Maryland’s best company to work for is actually a government agency — the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The commission also ranks as the best government agency to work for among American companies. Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers are tasked with protecting public health from issues related to nuclear energy. Workers earn an average annual salary of over $56,000. This relatively high wage earned the company a 9.7/10 salary score from Zippia, helping cement its spot as Maryland’s best place to work.