These Are The 100 Largest Companies In Tennessee

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Biggest Companies, Rankings - 8 months ago
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If you live in Tennessee and you’re looking for a job, you have come to the right place.

Because, sure, you can google things like ‘biggest companies in Tennessee’ 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 Tennessee.

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

  1. FedEx
  2. HCA
  3. Dollar General
  4. Community Health Systems
  5. Cracker Barrel
  6. AutoZone
  7. Brookdale Senior Living
  8. International Paper
  9. Envision Healthcare
  10. LifePoint Health

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

How we identified the biggest companies in Tennessee

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 Tennessee with at least 100 employees. That left us with 721 companies.

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

As it turns out, FedEx looks to the be the biggest company in Tennessee clocking in with 357,000 employees.

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

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

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Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Tennessee

Rank Company City Employees
1 FedEx Memphis 357,000
2 HCA Nashville 210,500
3 Dollar General Goodlettsville 121,000
4 Community Health Systems Franklin 108,000
5 Cracker Barrel Lebanon 73,000
6 AutoZone Memphis 66,780
7 Brookdale Senior Living Brentwood 63,850
8 International Paper Memphis 55,000
9 Envision Healthcare Nashville 54,650
10 LifePoint Health Brentwood 47,000
11 Vanguard Health Nashville 36,600
12 Acadia Healthcare Franklin 33,650
13 Regal Cinemas Knoxville 25,359
14 Ruby Tuesday Maryville 25,000
15 Parallon Franklin 21,070
16 O’Charley’s Nashville 21,000
17 CKE Restaurants Franklin 20,200
18 Tractor Supply Brentwood 19,500
19 TeamHealth Knoxville 18,800
20 Ardent Health Services Nashville 18,000
21 Genesco Nashville 17,313
22 Nissan Franklin 16,840
23 Hardee’s Franklin 16,680
24 TruGreen Memphis 16,000
25 SMS Holdings Nashville 15,100
26 NHC Murfreesboro 14,450
27 Pilot Flying J Knoxville 14,385
28 Bridgestone Tires Nashville 14,088
29 Sedgwick CMS Holdings Memphis 14,001
30 Eastman Chemical Kingsport 14,000
31 ServiceMaster Memphis 13,000
32 Quorum Health Brentwood 12,150
33 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Memphis 10,532
34 PET Dairy Clarksville 10,080
35 Correct Care Solutions Nashville 9,909
36 OHL Brentwood 9,722
37 Southern Tennessee Medical Center Lawrenceburg 9,300
38 American Blue Ribbon Nashville 9,078
39 University of Tennessee Knoxville 8,880
40 Tennessee Valley Authority Knoxville 8,740
41 U.S. Xpress Chattanooga 8,600
42 Kirkland’s Brentwood 7,900
43 Nissan North America-Smyrna Franklin 7,500
44 West Tennessee Healthcare Jackson 7,500
45 Fred’s Memphis 7,324
46 Terminix Memphis 7,104
47 Diversicare Healthcare Services Brentwood 7,050
48 Logan’s Roadhouse Nashville 7,000
49 Alpha Natural Resources Bristol 6,700
50 SSC Service Solutions Knoxville 6,500
51 Janus Global Operations Lenoir City 6,473
52 WELLMONT HEALTH SYS Kingsport 6,332
53 McKee Foods Collegedale 6,229
54 BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Chattanooga 5,948
55 RCCH Health Brentwood 5,460
56 Life Care Centers of America Cleveland 5,010
57 American Esoterics Laboratories Memphis 5,004
58 Merry Maids Memphis 5,000
59 Dialysis Clinic Nashville 5,000
60 Captain D’s Nashville 5,000
61 ERMC Chattanooga 5,000
62 Louisiana-Pacific Nashville 4,800
63 NN Johnson City 4,730
64 Metro Nashville Public Schools Nashville 4,641
65 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis 4,522
66 Saint Thomas Health Nashville 4,500
67 Covenant Transport Chattanooga 4,400
68 Cellular Sales Newport 4,322
69 Methodist Healthcare Memphis 4,320
70 First Horizon Memphis 4,268
71 Mueller Industries Memphis 4,244
72 FirstFleet Murfreesboro 4,172
73 Anderson Media Knoxville 4,000
74 Murray Guard Security Jackson 4,000
75 TriStar Health Brentwood 4,000
76 LifeWay Christian Resources Nashville 4,000
77 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge 3,870
78 Baptist Memorial Health Care Memphis 3,770
79 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro 3,750
80 H.T. Hackney Knoxville 3,600
81 Crye Leike Realtors Memphis 3,560
82 Calsonic Kansei North America Shelbyville 3,553
83 J Alexander’s Holdings Inc Nashville 3,500
84 Carlisle Corp Memphis 3,500
85 Master Crossville 3,400
86 Evergreen Packaging Memphis 3,376
87 East Tennessee State University Johnson City 3,360
88 Kenco Chattanooga 3,319
89 Change Healthcare Nashville 3,300
90 CovenantHealth Knoxville 3,280
91 TruckPro Memphis 3,206
92 YMCA of Middle Tennessee Nashville 3,200
93 Propex GeoSolutions Chattanooga 3,200
94 Luthern Health Network Franklin 3,060
95 Compassus Brentwood 3,000
96 Helena Agri-Enterprises Collierville 3,000
97 METHODIST NORTH HOSPITAL Memphis 3,000
98 FortSanders Knoxville 3,000
99 Grandy’s Nashville 3,000
100 PHOENIX BAPTIST HOSPITAL Nashville 3,000

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