Here is the list of the 25 top-paying companies in 2010:

1) Baker Donelson – law firm
2) Salesforce.com – IT software/cloud computing
3) Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe – law firm
4) Bingham McCutchen – law firm
5) Devon energy – oil & gas/ engr
6) Alston & Bird – law firm
7) Perkins Coie – law firm

8 ) EOG Resources – oil & gas / engr
9) Arnold & Porter – law firm
10) Brocade Communication Systems – software engr
11) Adobe Systems – software dev
12) Genentech – biotech/clinical specialist
13) Boston consulting group – business consultants
14) CISCO – software engr
15) NetApp – software engr
16) Colgate-Palmolive – consumer products/ mngr
17) Chesapeake Energy – oil & gas / toolpusher
18) MITRE – information system engr
19 ) Scripps Health – healthcare /mngr
20) DPR construction – supts
21) Goldman Sachs – analysts
22) Winchester hospital – nurse mngr
23) Microsoft – software engr
24) Intel – component design engr
25) Robert W. Baird & Co. – financial analyst

From the top 10 of the top 25 best paid companies of 2009, 6 of them were law firms.

What does that tell ya?

That lawyers are out there snatching your money? Or law firms do not require big capital startups, unlike oil & gas companies, pharmaceuticals, software development, and so on?

Somebody else noticed it too.