How Much the Largest U.S.-Based Employers Make per Employee

Written by Carly Hallman

Some of the top corporations based in the United States rake in billions of dollars in revenue every year. However, some companies make more money with smaller workforces. For instance, retail giant Walmart requires millions of employees around the world to keep their operations running, while technology companies like Apple require a fraction of the employees to keep things going while still making an impressive amount of revenue. How much are the country’s top employers really making per employee?

The TitleMax research team took a look at the 50 largest U.S.-based employers to see which corporation has the highest amount of revenue per employee. Find out which company came out on top!

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How Much The Largest US-Based Employers Make Per Employee Transcript

Based on Revenue for the 2019 Fiscal Year

Rank Name Industry Worldwide Revenue for Fiscal Year 2019 (USD) Worldwide Employees Estimated revenue per employee in 2019
1 Apple Inc. Electronics industry $274,515,000,000 137,000 2,003,759.12
2 Microsoft Technology $143,000,000,000 144,000 993,055.56
3 Verizon Communications Telecommunications $131,868,000,000 135,000 976,800.00
4 CVS Health Healthcare $268,706,000,000 290,000 926,572.41
5 General Motors Automotive $137,237,000,000 164,000 836,810.98
6 Ford Motor Company Automotive industry $155,900,000,000 190,000 820,526.32
7 UnitedHealth Group Healthcare $257,141,000,000 325,000 791,203.08
8 Costco Retail $152,703,000,000 201,500 757,831.27
9 AT&T Conglomerate $181,193,000,000 247,800 731,206.62
10 Berkshire Hathaway Conglomerate $254,616,000,000 391,500 650,360.15
11 Comcast Telecommunications $108,942,000,000 190,000 573,378.95
12 Dell Technologies Technology $92,154,000,000 165,000 558,509.09
13 JPMorgan Chase Financial services $142,422,000,000 256,981 554,212.18
14 Bank of America Financials $113,589,000,000 208,131 545,757.24
15 Citigroup Financials $103,449,000,000 200,000 517,245.00
16 Walgreens Boots Alliance Pharmaceutical industry $136,866,000,000 287,000 476,885.02
17 Boeing Aerospace and defense $76,559,000,000 161,100 475,226.57
18 General Electric Conglomerate $95,214,000,000 205,000 464,458.54
19 Wells Fargo Financials $103,915,000,000 259,800 399,980.75
20 United Technologies Conglomerate $77,046,000,000 243,200 316,800.99
21 Amazon Retail $386,064,000,000 1,225,300 315,077.12
22 The Walt Disney Company Media $69,570,000,000 223,000 311,973.09
23 Tyson Foods Food Processing $42,405,000,000 141,000 300,744.68
24 Oracle Corporation Software $39,506,000,000 136,000 290,485.29
25 Kroger Retail $122,286,000,000 435,000 281,117.24
26 Lowe’s Retail $72,148,000,000 260,000 277,492.31
27 The Home Depot Retail $110,225,000,000 415,700 265,155.16
28 PepsiCo Beverage $70,370,000,000 267,000 263,558.05
29 Walmart Retail $559,200,000,000 2,200,000 254,181.82
30 Albertsons Retail $60,535,000,000 267,000 226,722.85
31 Target Corporation Retail $78,112,000,000 368,000 212,260.87
32 HCA Healthcare Healthcare $51,336,000,000 245,000 209,534.69
33 IBM Technology $77,147,000,000 383,800 201,008.34
34 United Parcel Service Transportation $74,094,000,000 377,640 196,202.73
35 Dollar General Retail $27,754,000,000 143,000 194,083.92
36 Publix Retail $38,463,000,000 207,000 185,811.59
37 FedEx Transportation $69,693,000,000 389,500 178,929.40
38 TJX Retail $41,717,000,000 286,000 145,863.64
39 Jabil Electronic Manufacturing Service $25,282,000,000 200,000 126,410.00
40 Lear Corporation Automotive $19,810,000,000 164,100 120,719.07
41 Marriott International Hospitality $20,972,000,000 174,000 120,528.74
42 McDonald’s Food Chain $21,077,000,000 205,000 102,814.63
43 Synnex Information distribution $23,757,000,000 240,900 98,617.68
44 Starbucks Food Services $26,509,000,000 346,000 76,615.61
45 Aramark Food service $16,227,000,000 233,400 69,524.42
46 Cognizant Information technology $16,783,000,000 292,500 57,377.78
47 Hilton Worldwide Hospitality $9,452,000,000 173,000 54,635.84
48 ABM Industries Facility Services $6,499,000,000 140,000 46,421.43
49 Darden Restaurants Restaurants $8,510,000,000 184,514 46,121.16
50 Yum China Food chain $8,776,000,000 450,500 19,480.58

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Which Companies Have the Highest Revenue per Employee?

Out of the 50 largest employers based in the United States, these are the 25 companies that have the highest average revenue per employee based on the number of individuals employed worldwide:

  1. Apple Inc.: $2,003,759.12
  2. Microsoft: $993,055.56
  3. Verizon Communications: $976,800.00
  4. CVS Health: $926,572.41
  5. General Motors: $836,810.98
  6. Ford Motor Company: $820,526.32
  7. UnitedHealth Group: $791,203.08
  8. Costco: $757,831.27
  9. AT&T: $731,206.62
  10. Berkshire Hathaway: $650,360.15
  11. Comcast: $573,378.95
  12. Dell Technologies: $558,509.09
  13. JPMorgan Chase: $554,212.18
  14. Bank of America: $545,757.24
  15. Citigroup: $517,245.00
  16. Walgreens Boots Alliance: $476,885.02
  17. Boeing: $475,226.57
  18. General Electric: $464,458.54
  19. Wells Fargo: $399,980.75
  20. United Technologies: $316,800.99
  21. Amazon: $315,077.12
  22. The Walt Disney Company: $311,973.09
  23. Tyson Foods: $300,744.68
  24. Oracle Corporation: $290,485.29
  25. Kroger: $281,117.24

Based on its 137,000 employees around the world, Apple earns more than $2,000,000 in revenue per employee. Compared to other companies on the list, they have a relatively lower number of employees but very high revenue. Coming in second is Microsoft, which employs 144,000 employees worldwide and earns more than $993,000 per employee.

Of the 50 largest U.S.-based employers, these are the 25 with the lowest revenue per employee:

  1. Yum China: $19,480.58
  2. Darden Restaurants: $46,121.16
  3. ABM Industries: $46,421.43
  4. Hilton Worldwide: $54,635.84
  5. Cognizant: $57,377.78
  6. Aramark: $69,524.42
  7. Starbucks: $76,615.61
  8. Synnex: $98,617.68
  9. McDonald’s: $102,814.63
  10. Marriott International: $120,528.74
  11. Lear Corporation: $120,719.07
  12. Jabil: $126,410.00
  13. TJX: $145,863.64
  14. FedEx: $178,929.40
  15. Publix: $185,811.59
  16. Dollar General: $194,083.92
  17. United Parcel Service: $196,202.73
  18. IBM: $201,008.34
  19. HCA Healthcare: $209,534.69
  20. Target Corporation: $212,260.87
  21. Albertsons: $226,722.85
  22. Walmart: $254,181.82
  23. PepsiCo: $263,558.05
  24. The Home Depot: $265,155.16
  25. Lowe’s: $277,492.31

A majority of corporations at the lower end of the list are food service, retail, and hospitality businesses that require a large workforce in order to keep things running. They require a high number of servers, warehouse employees, cleaning staff, and customer service representatives to keep business humming along smoothly at all hours of the day, not just the traditional 9-to-5 working hours. While these companies still have a lot of revenue coming in, because of their need for many employees, they earn significantly less revenue per employee than high-margin technology and financial services companies.


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