The 100 Largest Companies In North Carolina For 2020

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Biggest Companies, Rankings - 7 months ago

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If you live in North Carolina and you’re looking for a job, you have come to the right place.

What’s The Largest Company In North Carolina?

Compass Group Usa is the largest company headquartered in North Carolina based on our database of 10 million resumes. It has 595,841 employees. See the full table or the methodology below.

Because, sure, you can google things like ‘biggest companies in North Carolina’ and get a fairly long list of companies with a lot of employees, or perhaps that have the biggest names — but here, we bring you the companies with the most current employees that are actually headquartered in North Carolina.

Below, we’ll give you a complete list of North Carolina’s 100 largest companies, but first, here’s a look at the top 10:

  1. Compass Group USA
  2. Lowe’s
  3. Bank of America
  4. Total
  5. State of North Carolina
  6. Advance Auto Parts
  7. VF
  8. Hanesbrands
  9. Food Lion
  10. Quintiles Transnational

Compass Group USA comes in at the top, with more current employees than any other company in the state. We’ll get to specifics in a moment; first, here’s a look at our methodology.

How we identified the biggest companies in North Carolina

Here at Zippia we have developed a database of over 250,000 companies that spans the entire country.

For this report, we looked at the companies headquartered in North Carolina with at least 100 employees. That left us with 1,033 companies.

We then ranked each company from most to least current employees to determine the biggest companies in North Carolina.

As it turns out, Compass Group USA looks to the be the biggest company in North Carolina clocking in with 595,841 employees.

Now, check out how the 100 biggest companies in North Carolina ranked.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the North Carolina job scene here:

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In North Carolina

Rank Company City Employees
1 Compass Group USA Charlotte 595,841
2 Lowe’s Mooresville 310,000
3 Bank of America Charlotte 204,489
4 Total Raleigh 104,000
5 State of North Carolina Raleigh 81,000
6 Advance Auto Parts Raleigh 70,000
7 VF Greensboro 69,000
8 Hanesbrands Winston-Salem 67,200
9 Food Lion Salisbury 65,250
10 Quintiles Transnational Durham 55,001
11 Lab Burlington 52,000
12 Family Dollar Matthews 47,500
13 BB&T Winston-Salem 37,000
14 BB&T Winston-Salem 33,700
15 Socius Health Solutions Raleigh 32,800
16 Collins Smithfield 31,200
17 Harris Teeter Matthews 30,000
18 Duke Energy Charlotte 28,798
19 Novant Health Winston-Salem 28,716
20 Nucor Charlotte 25,100
21 CommScope Hickory 25,000
22 Belk Charlotte 25,000
23 Jeld-Wen Charlotte 21,100
24 Pharmaceutical Product Development Wilmington 21,000
25 Chiquita Brands International Charlotte 20,000
26 Old Dominion Freight Line Thomasville 19,183
27 Ingles Markets Asheville 18,020
28 Sterling Banner Elk 18,000
29 Campbell University Buies Creek 18,000
30 Carquest Auto Parts Raleigh 17,000
31 PRA Health Sciences Raleigh 15,800
32 Sealed Air Charlotte 15,000
33 Duke University Durham 13,560
34 UNC Health Care Chapel Hill 13,290
35 SAS Institute Cary 13,147
36 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 13,100
37 The Fresh Market Greensboro 13,000
38 Wake Forest Baptist Health Winston-Salem 12,563
39 Vidant Health Greenville 12,224
40 Vidant Medical Center Greenville 12,224
41 Mission Health Asheville 12,016
42 Carlisle Companies Charlotte 12,000
43 Universal Furniture International High Point 12,000
44 The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital Greensboro 11,000
45 Progress Energy Raleigh 11,000
46 Hanson Aggregates East Morrisville 10,600
47 Cato Charlotte 10,500
48 Red Hat Raleigh 10,500
49 Bojangles’ Charlotte 10,100
50 ThomasvilleFurniture Thomasville 10,001
51 MILKCO Asheville 10,001
52 LANEVENTURE Conover 10,001
53 Alex Lee Hickory 10,000
54 Boddie-Noell Enterprises Rocky Mount 10,000
55 Sonic Automotive Charlotte 9,750
56 Patheon Durham 9,000
57 Debbie’s Staffing Winston-Salem 9,000
58 Investors Management Raleigh 9,000
59 Lowes Foods Winston-Salem 9,000
60 Hillco Kinston 9,000
61 Ply Gem Industries Cary 8,975
62 Qorvo Greensboro 8,600
63 Wake County Public School System Cary 8,250
64 Martin Marietta Raleigh 8,111
65 Hendrick Automotive Group Charlotte 8,086
66 SSI Schaefer Systems International Charlotte 8,000
67 Curtiss-Wright Charlotte 8,000
68 East Carolina University Greenville 7,550
69 Butterball Garner 7,418
70 Cumberland County Hospital System Fayetteville 7,000
71 TransTech Energy Rocky Mount 7,000
72 Roses Discount Store Henderson 6,800
73 Guilford County Schools Greensboro 6,750
74 Vrush Industries High Point 6,500
75 Novozymes North America Franklinton 6,454
76 Cree Durham 6,387
77 Vectra Cary 6,200
78 Snyder’s-Lance Charlotte 6,100
79 House of Raeford Farms Rose Hill 6,000
80 SHOE SHOW Concord 6,000
81 EnPro Industries Charlotte 6,000
82 Nash Johnson & Sons’ Farms Rose Hill 6,000
83 State Employees Credit Union Raleigh 5,800
84 Rex Healthcare Raleigh 5,500
85 Lance Charlotte 5,500
86 Renfro Mount Airy 5,500
87 Reynolds American Winston-Salem 5,400
88 Albemarle Charlotte 5,400
89 Elior North America Charlotte 5,168
90 SPX Charlotte 5,000
91 Murphy-Brown Warsaw 5,000
92 Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Charlotte 5,000
93 Rack Room Shoes Charlotte 5,000
94 WakeMed Raleigh 4,950
95 Cone Health Greensboro 4,920
96 Elevate Textiles Greensboro 4,750
97 Cardinal Logistics Management Concord 4,525
98 Mack Trucks Greensboro 4,500
99 Safety-Kleen Systems Raleigh 4,500
100 Heritage Home Group High Point 4,324

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