The 100 Largest Companies In Tennessee For 2020

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Biggest Companies, Rankings - 3 weeks ago

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

What’s The Largest Company In Tennessee?

Fedex is the largest company headquartered in Tennessee based on our database of 10 million resumes. It has 425,000 employees. See the full table or the methodology below.

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 Healthcare
  3. Dollar General
  4. AutoZone
  5. Cracker Barrel
  6. Brookdale Senior Living
  7. LifePoint Health
  8. Envision Healthcare
  9. International Paper
  10. Acadia Healthcare

FedEx 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 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 765 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 425,000 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:

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Tennessee

Rank Company City Employees
1 FedEx Memphis 425,000
2 HCA Healthcare Nashville 152,064
3 Dollar General Goodlettsville 130,000
4 AutoZone Memphis 87,000
5 Cracker Barrel Lebanon 73,000
6 Brookdale Senior Living Brentwood 62,550
7 LifePoint Health Brentwood 60,000
8 Envision Healthcare Nashville 57,750
9 International Paper Memphis 56,000
10 Acadia Healthcare Franklin 40,600
11 Steward Chattanooga 40,000
12 Vanguard Health Systems Nashville 36,600
13 Ruby Tuesday Maryville 32,100
14 Tractor Supply Company Brentwood 29,000
15 Regal Cinemas Knoxville 25,359
16 Parallon Business Solutions Franklin 21,070
17 O’Charley’s Nashville 21,000
18 CKE Restaurants Franklin 20,200
19 TeamHealth Knoxville 18,800
20 Genesco Nashville 17,313
21 Hardee’s Restaurants Franklin 16,680
22 TruGreen Memphis 16,000
23 Ardent Health Services Nashville 15,300
24 Shoney’s Nashville 15,000
25 Change Healthcare Nashville 15,000
26 National Healthcare Murfreesboro 14,450
27 Pilot Travel Centers Knoxville 14,385
28 Bridgestone Tires Nashville 14,088
29 Sedgwick CMS Holdings Memphis 14,001
30 Eastman Chemical Company Kingsport 14,000
31 Sedgwick Claims Management Services Memphis 13,023
32 ServiceMaster Memphis 13,000
33 Iasis Healthcare Franklin 12,200
34 Quorum Health Brentwood 12,150
35 City of Chattanooga Chattanooga 11,200
36 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Memphis 10,532
37 State of Tennessee Clarksville 10,360
38 Purity Dairies Nashville 10,080
39 Tennessee Valley Authority Knoxville 10,020
40 PET DAIRY EMPL FCU Johnson City 10,001
41 Correct Care Solutions Nashville 9,909
42 Unum Chattanooga 9,400
43 Thomas & Betts Memphis 9,400
44 Southern Tennessee Medical Center Winchester 9,300
45 American Blue Ribbon Holdings Nashville 9,078
46 Sms Holdings Nashville 9,000
47 University of Tennessee Knoxville 8,780
48 U.S. Xpress Chattanooga 8,600
49 Metro Nashville Nashville 8,520
50 Vanderbilt University Nashville 8,510
51 Kirkland’s Brentwood 7,900
52 Averitt Express Cookeville 7,819
53 Pinnacle Airlines Memphis 7,700
54 Fred’s Memphis 7,324
55 Terminix Memphis 7,104
56 Diversicare Healthcare Services Brentwood 7,050
57 Logan’s Roadhouse Nashville 7,000
58 Pilot Flying J Knoxville 6,600
59 Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries Chattanooga 6,571
60 Southeast Service Knoxville 6,500
61 Wellmont Health System Johnson City 6,332
62 Team Finance Knoxville 6,200
63 Captain D’s Nashville 6,000
64 McKee Foods Collegedale 5,800
65 Life Care Centers of America Cleveland 5,620
66 First Horizon National Memphis 5,577
67 RCCH HealthCare Partners Brentwood 5,460
68 American Esoteric Laboratories, … Memphis 5,004
69 EMSI Examination Management Services Memphis 5,000
70 Merry Maids Memphis 5,000
71 Kenco Group Chattanooga 5,000
72 Dialysis Clinic Nashville 5,000
73 First Citizens BancShares Dyersburg 5,000
74 ERMC Chattanooga 5,000
75 American Residential Services Memphis 5,000
76 West Tennessee Healthcare Jackson 5,000
77 Capella Healthcare Franklin 4,809
78 Lutheran Health Network Franklin 4,768
79 NN Johnson City 4,730
80 Methodist Healthcare Memphis 4,690
81 Rogers Group Nashville 4,545
82 Verso Memphis 4,500
83 Saint Thomas Health Nashville 4,500
84 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis 4,483
85 Covenant Transport Chattanooga 4,400
86 Mueller Industries Memphis 4,244
87 Metro Nashville Public Schools Nashville 4,227
88 Astec Industries Chattanooga 4,218
89 Forward Air Greeneville 4,189
90 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge 4,090
91 Anderson Media Knoxville 4,000
92 Murray Guard Jackson 4,000
93 First Tennessee Memphis 4,000
94 LifeWay Christian Resources Nashville 4,000
95 TriStar Health Brentwood 4,000
96 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro 3,940
97 Louisiana-Pacific Nashville 3,900
98 Yates Services Smyrna 3,843
99 Crye-Leike, Realtors Memphis 3,810
100 Scripps Networks Interactive Knoxville 3,600

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