50 Largest Employers in Virginia
1st 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
7County of Fairfax921 3009
8Food Lion445 5009
9Inova Health System622 5009
10U.S. Department of Homeland Defense926 1009
11HCA Virginia 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
19Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University611 2009
20U.S. Department of Commerce926 1009
21Riverside Regional Medical Center622 5009
22MCV Hospital622 5009
23Lowes' Home Centers, Inc.444 5009
24Target Corp452 5009
25Booz, Allen and Hamilton541 5009
26Henrico County School Board611 3009
27U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs923 1009
28The Home Depot444 5009
29Chesterfield County School Board611 3009
30University of Virginia Medical Center622 2009
31VDOT237 2009
32Bon Secours Richmond Health System622 5009
33Wells Fargo Bank NA522 5009
34U.P.S.492 5009
35Anthem524 5009
36Roanoke Memorial Community Hospital622 5009
37City of Virginia Beach921 3009
38Anteon Corporation541 5009
39Centra Health622 5009
40Chesapeake City Public School Board611 3009
41Norfolk City School Board611 3009
42Dominion Virginia Power221 5009
43Navy Federal Credit Union551 5009
44GEICO, Government Employees Insurance524 5009
45Arlington County School Board611 3009
46Northrop Grumman Corporation334 5009
47George Mason University611 2009
48United Airlines Inc481 5009
49Federal Home Loan Mortgage522 5009
50Giant Food445 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)