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Top 25 Industries with Best 401k Plans

Brightscope.com recently ranked the top 25 industries which have more than $100 million in assets and the best 401k plans.  Each industry is given a Brightscope ranking, an algorithm incorporating; “total plan cost, company generosity and investment menu quality”.  For more specific information on each industry click the links below.


Industry – Number of Plans Evaluated – BrightScope Rating

1. Law – 179 plans – 82.75

2. Utilities – 114 plans – 77.32

3. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction – 61 plans – 77.10

4. Technology – 205 plans – 75.33

5. Airlines – 55 plans – 74.65

6. Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services – 191 plans – 74.33

7. Business and Finance – 416 plans – 73.58

8. Manufacturing – 1015 plans – 72.54

9. Automotive – 27 plans – 69.93

10. Wholesale Trade – 143 plans – 69.26

11. Information – 73 plans – 69.17

12. Management of Companies and Enterprises – 125 plans – 68.51

13. Arts & Entertainment – 22 plans – 67.68

14. Health & Medicine – 238 plans – 66.98

15. Other Services – 43 plans – 66.20

16. Transportation and Warehousing – 74 plans – 65.78

17. Construction – 169 plans – 65.72

18. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing – 33 plans – 65.66

19. Education – 30 plans – 65.64

20. Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services – 46 plans – 63.83

21. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting – 11 plans – 57.50

22. Retail Trade – 164 plans – 57.06

23. Hotels, Casinos, and Food Services – 35 plans – 54.38


References: Brightscope.com,

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