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.

Employers # Employees
Duke University and Health System  36,004
State of North Carolina  24,083
Wake County Public School System  18,554
IBM Corporation  10,000
North Carolina State University  9,069
WakeMed Health & Hospitals  8,943
Rex Healthcare  5,700
SAS Institute, Inc.  5,616
GlaxoSmithKline  4,950
Lenovo  4,200
Fidelity Investments  4,000
North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services  3,800
Sensus  3,691
City of Raleigh  3,673
Conduent Inc.  3,300
Duke Energy  2,700
QuintilesIMS  2,600
Spectraforce Technologies Inc.  2,600
MetLife  2,600
Wake Technical Community College  2,547
Wells Fargo  2,300
RTI International  2,276
First Citizens Bank  2,026
Grifols  2,000
Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. (PPD)  2,000
Verizon Business  2,000

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.

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