50 Largest Employers in Virginia
4th Qtr. 2017


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
7Food Lion445 5009
8County of Fairfax921 3009
9U.S. Department of Homeland Defense926 1009
10Inova Health System622 5009
11HCA Virginia Health System622 5009
12Capital One Bank522 5009
13Prince William County School Board611 3009
14Loudoun County Schools611 3009
15City of Virginia Beach Schools611 3009
16University of Virginia / Blue Ridge Hospital611 2009
17Target Corp452 5009
18Virginia Commonwealth University611 2009
19Kroger445 5009
20Booz, Allen and Hamilton541 5009
21MCV Hospital622 5009
22Lowes' Home Centers, Inc.444 5009
23Riverside Regional Medical Center622 5009
24Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University611 2009
25U.P.S.492 5009
26U.S. Department of Commerce926 1009
27Henrico County School Board611 3009
28U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs923 1009
29University of Virginia Medical Center622 2009
30Chesterfield County School Board611 3009
31The Home Depot444 5009
32VDOT237 2009
33Bon Secours Richmond Health System622 5009
34Centra Health622 5009
35Anthem524 5009
36Anteon Corporation541 5009
37Wells Fargo Bank NA522 5009
38Roanoke Memorial Community Hospital622 5009
39City of Virginia Beach921 3009
40Chesapeake City Public School Board611 3009
41Navy Federal Credit Union551 5009
42George Mason University611 2009
43Amazon Com KYDC Inc493 5009
44Dominion Virginia Power221 5009
45GEICO, Government Employees Insurance524 5009
46Norfolk City School Board611 3009
47Arlington County School Board611 3009
48Northrop Grumman Corporation334 5009
49United Airlines Inc481 5009
50Federal Home Loan Mortgage522 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)