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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.

For previous year's numbers, see Largest Employers in Los Angeles County, 2016.


Numbers below are rounded or estimates. All numbers are for 2017 except where noted.

Employer Employees
County of Los Angeles 108,500 1
Los Angeles Unified School District 90,800 2
University of California, Los Angeles 63,500 2
City of Los Angeles (including DWP) 61,900 1
Federal Government (non-Defense Dept.)* 43,900 3
Kaiser Permanente 36,400 4
State of California (non-education) 30,000 3
University of Southern California 20,100 4
Northrop Grumman Corp. 16,600 4
Providence Health & Services 15,200 4
Target Corp. 15,000 4
Ralphs / Food 4 Less (Kroger Co.) 14,900 4
Los Angeles Community College District 14,300 2
Albertsons / Vons / Pavilions 13,000 4
Walt Disney Co. 13,000 4
Long Beach Unified School District 12,800 2
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 12,000 1
Bank of America 12,500 4
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 12,200 4
NBCUniversal 12,000 4
AT&T Inc. 11,500 4
Home Depot 11,200 4
United Parcel Service (UPS) 10,100 4
Boeing Co. 9,000 4
Wells Fargo 9,000 4
California State University, Long Beach 8,800 1
California State University, Northridge 8,800 1
California Institute of Technology 8,700 4
Allied Universal 8,300 4
ABM Industries Inc. 8,000 4
AHMC Healthcare Inc. 7,000 5
Fedex Corp. 7,000 4
City of Long Beach 6,300 1
Dignity Health 6,200 4
Costco Wholesale 6,000 4
Universal Services of America 5,900 5
Amgen Inc. 5,600 4
California State University, Los Angeles 5,600 1
Los Angeles County Superior Court 5,600 1
Southern California Gas Co. 5,600 4
Raytheon Co. 5,500 4
Mt. San Antonio Community College District 5,200 2
City of Hope 5,000 4
J.P. Morgan Chase 5,000 4
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center 5,000 4
Paramount Pictures Corp. 5,000 4
Torrance Memorial Hospital 5,000 4
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 5,000 4
Adventist Health 4,800 4
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles 4,800 4
99 Cents Only Store 4,400 4
Edison International 4,200 4
Whole Foods Market 4,200 4
ABC Unified School District 4,000 2
Huntington Memorial Hospital 3,900 4
Torrance Unified School District 3,900 1
Glendale Unified School District 3,800 1
Los Angeles County Office of Education 3,800 2
Spectrum Communications 3,700 4
Time Warner Cable 3,700 5
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 3,600 4
Aerospace Corp. 3,500 4
Centene Corp. 3,500 4
Compton Unified School District 3,500 2
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District 3,500 2
Pasadena Area Community College District 3,400 2
Sony Pictures Entertainment 3,400 4
Federal Government (Defense Department) 3,300 3
Downey Unified School District 3,200 2
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center 3,200 4
Six Flags Magic Mountain 3,200 4
William S. Hart Union High School District 3,100 2
City National Bank 3,000 4
City of Santa Monica 3,000 1
Lockheed Martin Corp. 3,000 4
Verizon 3,000 5

* Includes U.S. Postal Service

Sources:
1) Government Compensation in California, 2017
2) Government Compensation in California, 2016
3) California Employment Development Department, 2017
4) Los Angeles Business Journal Employer Survey/Estimates, 2017
5) Los Angeles Business Journal Employer Survey/Estimates, 2016