Data & Demographics


Major Employers

Wake County is home to employers of all industries and sizes. The Major Employers List below provides a snapshot of both public and private companies in Wake County and Research Triangle Park that employ 2.000 or more people.

The complete Major Employers Directory, which contains companies located in Wake County and the Research Triangle Park that employ more than 250 people, can be viewed here.


Employers # Employees 
Duke University and Duke Health Systems   41,206
State of North Carolina   24,083
Wake County Public School System   17,000
Wal-Mart   16,200
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill   12,204
WakeMed Health & Hospitals     9,773
North Carolina State University     9,019
Food Lion     8,600
Target Stores     8,000
IBM (International Business Machines)      8,000
UNC Rex Healthcare System     6,900
SAS Institute, Inc.     5,567
Harris Teeter     5,346
Cisco Systems     5,000
IQVIA     4,570
Wake County Government     4,389
Blue Cross and Blue Shield North Carolina     4,200
City of Raleigh     3,974
Sensus (a Xylem Brand)     3,691
Pfizer     3,610
Fidelity Investments     3,600
Conduent Business Services     3,487
Metlife     3,100
Lenovo     3,000
Duke Energy     2,800
Credit Suisse     2,700
Wells Fargo     2,660
Lowe's Home Centers     2,600
Glaxosmithkline     2,600
Wake Technical Community College     2,547
The Greer Group     2,531
Cree     2,500
Red Hat, Inc.     2,500
First Citizens Bancshares     2,400
Grifols     2,183
Syneos Health     2,100
United States Postal Service     2,000
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions     2,000
Verizon Business Network Services     2,000
Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)      2,000
BASF     2,000