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Largest Employers in Los Angeles County

Kaiser Permanente, Baldwin Park

Kaiser Permanente in Baldwin Park. Kaiser Permanente is Los Angeles County's largest private employer. Photo by Felicia Aparicio.


Numbers are rounded. All numbers are for 2018 except as noted.*

Employer Employees
County of Los Angeles 107,400 1
Los Angeles Unified School District 104,300 2
University of California, Los Angeles 65,600 2
City of Los Angeles (including DWP) 61,900 2
Federal Government (non-Defense Dept.)** 43,600 1
Kaiser Permanente 37,400 3
State of California (non-education) 29,800 3
University of Southern California 21,000 3
Northrop Grumman Corp. 16,600 3
Providence Health & Services 15,900 3
Target Corp. 15,000 3
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 14,900 3
Ralphs / Food 4 Less (Kroger Co.) 14,900 3
Los Angeles Community College District 13,200 5
Walt Disney Co. 13,000 3
Allied Universal 12,800 3
Long Beach Unified School District 12,700 2
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 12,000 2
NBCUniversal 12,000 3
AT&T Inc. 11,500 3
Home Depot 11,200 3
Albertsons / Vons / Pavilions 10,200 3
United Parcel Service (UPS) 9,500 3
California State University, Long Beach 8,800 2
California State University, Northridge 8,800 2
California Institute of Technology 8,700 3
Wells Fargo & Co. 8,500 3
ABM Industries Inc. 8,000 3
AHMC Healthcare Inc. 7,000 4
Fedex Corp. 7,000 3
Bank of America Corp. 6,500 3
City of Long Beach 6,300 2
Dignity Health 6,200 3
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) 6,000 3
City of Hope 5,900 3
Universal Services of America 5,900 4
Raytheon Co. 5,800 3
Children's Hospital Los Angeles 5,700 3
Amgen Inc. 5,600 4
California State University, Los Angeles 5,600 2
Los Angeles County Superior Court 5,600 2
Costco Wholesale 5,400 3
SoCalGas 5,400 3
Mt. San Antonio Community College District 5,200 2
Boeing Co. 5,000 3
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 5,000 3
Paramount Pictures Corp. 5,000 3
Torrance Memorial Medical Center 5,000 3
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 4,900 3
99 Cents Only Stores 4,400 3
Edison International 4,300 3
Whole Foods Market 4,200 3
Adventist Health 4,000 3
Glendale Unified School District 4,000 5
Torrance Unified School District 4,000 2
Aerospace Corp. 3,900 3
Charter Communications Inc. (Spectrum) 3,700 3
Huntington Hospital 3,700 3
Lockheed Martin Corp. 3,700 3
Long Beach Medical Center & Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach 3,700 3
Los Angeles County Office of Education 3,700 2
Time Warner Cable 3,700 4
Compton Unified School District 3,600 2
WalMart Inc. 3,600 3
ABC Unified School District 3,500 5
Centene Corp. 3,500 3
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District 3,500 2
Pasadena Area Community College District 3,500 2
Federal Government (Defense Department) 3,400 1
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center 3,400 3
Downey Unified School District 3,300 2
El Camino Community College District 3,300 2
City National Bank 3,200 3
Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia 3,200 3
City of Santa Monica 3,000 2
Sony Pictures Entertainment 3,000 3
Verizon 3,000 4

* 2018 data were not yet available for a few private employers (source #4 below) and for all city government, school and community college districts, and public university employers (sources #2 & #5 below).
** Includes U.S. Postal Service

Sources:
1) California Employment Development Department, 2018 (see "Note" below)
2) Government Compensation in California, 2017 (see "Note" below)
3) Los Angeles Business Journal Employer Survey/Estimates, 2018
4) Los Angeles Business Journal Employer Survey/Estimates, 2017
5) Transparent California, 2017 (see "Note" below)

Note: Employment numbers from "Government Compensation in California" (source #2) may differ from employment numbers directly reported by the employer. Numbers from this source reflect every individual receiving a paycheck for any amount during any part of the year.