50 Largest Employers in Virginia
4th Qtr. 2016


RankEmployerNAICS CodeOwnership *Size Code **
1U.S. Department of Defense928 1009
2Wal Mart452 5009
3Fairfax County Public Schools611 3009
4Sentara Healthcare622 5009
5Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.336 5009
6Postal Service491 1009
7County of Fairfax921 3009
8Food Lion445 5009
9U.S. Department of Homeland Defense926 1009
10HCA Virginia Health System622 5009
11Inova Health System622 5009
12Prince William County School Board611 3009
13Loudoun County Schools611 3009
14Capital One Bank522 5009
15City of Virginia Beach Schools611 3009
16University of Virginia / Blue Ridge Hospital611 2009
17Virginia Commonwealth University611 2009
18Kroger445 5009
19Target Corp452 5009
20U.P.S.492 5009
21Riverside Regional Medical Center622 5009
22U.S. Department of Commerce926 1009
23Lowes' Home Centers, Inc.444 5009
24MCV Hospital622 5009
25Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University611 2009
26Booz, Allen and Hamilton541 5009
27Henrico County School Board611 3009
28U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs923 1009
29Chesterfield County School Board611 3009
30University of Virginia Medical Center622 2009
31The Home Depot444 5009
32VDOT237 2009
33Bon Secours Richmond Health System622 5009
34Wells Fargo Bank NA522 5009
35Anteon Corporation541 5009
36Anthem524 5009
37City of Virginia Beach921 3009
38Centra Health622 5009
39Roanoke Memorial Community Hospital622 5009
40Chesapeake City Public School Board611 3009
41Norfolk City School Board611 3009
42Dominion Virginia Power221 5009
43George Mason University611 2009
44Northrop Grumman Corporation334 5009
45Navy Federal Credit Union522 5009
46GEICO, Government Employees Insurance524 5009
47Arlington County School Board611 3009
48United Airlines Inc481 5009
49City of Norfolk921 3009
50Administaff561 5009

Ownership Code *Ownership Type
10Federal Government
20State Government
30Local Government
50Private
Size Code **Number of Employees
091000 and over employees
08500 to 999 employees
07250 to 499 employees
06100 to 249 employees
0550 to 99 employees
0420 to 49 employees
0310 to 19 employees
025 to 9 employees
010 to 4 employees

Source: Virginia Employment Commission,
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)