The 100 Largest Companies In Tennessee For 2022

By Chris Kolmar
Jun. 7, 2021

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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 (Jobs)

  2. HCA Healthcare (Jobs)

  3. Dolgencorp (Jobs)

  4. Dollar General (Jobs)

  5. Community Health Systems (Jobs)

  6. AutoZone (Jobs)

  7. Cracker Barrel (Jobs)

  8. Brookdale Senior Living (Jobs)

  9. LifePoint Health (Jobs)

  10. Envision Healthcare (Jobs)

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 741 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.

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Tennessee

Rank Company City Employees Jobs
1 FedEx Memphis 425,000 Jobs
2 HCA Healthcare Nashville 249,000 Jobs
3 Dolgencorp Goodlettsville 130,000 Jobs
4 Dollar General Goodlettsville 130,000 Jobs
5 Community Health Systems Franklin 120,000 Jobs
6 AutoZone Memphis 87,000 Jobs
7 Cracker Barrel Lebanon 73,000 Jobs
8 Brookdale Senior Living Brentwood 62,550 Jobs
9 LifePoint Health Brentwood 60,000 Jobs
10 Envision Healthcare Nashville 57,750 Jobs
11 International Paper Memphis 56,000 Jobs
12 Life Care Centers of America Cleveland 42,000 Jobs
13 Steward Chattanooga 40,000 Jobs
14 Vanguard Health Systems Nashville 36,600 Jobs
15 Ruby Tuesday Maryville 32,100 Jobs
16 Tractor Supply Company Brentwood 29,000 Jobs
17 Regal Cinemas Knoxville 26,047 Jobs
18 Perkins Restaurants Memphis 25,000 Jobs
19 Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Memphis 25,000 Jobs
20 Pilot Flying J Knoxville 24,300 Jobs
21 Parallon Franklin 21,070 Jobs
22 Genesco Nashville 21,000 Jobs
23 O’Charley’s Nashville 21,000 Jobs
24 CKE Restaurants Franklin 20,200 Jobs
25 TeamHealth Knoxville 20,000 Jobs
26 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville 19,000 Jobs
27 Nissan North America Franklin 16,840 Jobs
28 TruGreen Lawn Care Memphis 16,000 Jobs
29 Ardent Health Services Nashville 15,300 Jobs
30 Change Healthcare Nashville 15,000 Jobs
31 National Healthcare Murfreesboro 14,450 Jobs
32 Bridgestone Tires Nashville 14,088 Jobs
33 Sedgwick CMS Holdings Memphis 14,001 Jobs
34 Eastman Chemical Company Kingsport 14,000 Jobs
35 ServiceMaster Memphis 13,000 Jobs
36 Iasis Healthcare Franklin 12,200 Jobs
37 Quorum Health Brentwood 12,150 Jobs
38 Methodist Healthcare Memphis 11,459 Jobs
39 U.S. Xpress Chattanooga 10,885 Jobs
40 Franke Smyrna 10,500 Jobs
41 Purity Dairies Nashville 10,080 Jobs
42 Craftworks Restaurants Breweries Chattanooga 10,000 Jobs
43 Correct Care Solutions Nashville 9,909 Jobs
44 Baptist Memorial Health Care Memphis 9,877 Jobs
45 OHL Concesiones Mexico S.A. Brentwood 9,722 Jobs
46 Unum Chattanooga 9,400 Jobs
47 Southern Tennessee Medical Center: Ellis Paul MD Winchester 9,300 Jobs
48 American Blue Ribbon Holdings Nashville 9,078 Jobs
49 Sms Holdings Nashville 9,000 Jobs
50 Memorial Health Care System Chattanooga 8,800 Jobs
51 Terminix Memphis 8,500 Jobs
52 University of Tennessee Knoxville 8,500 Jobs
53 Tennessee Valley Authority Knoxville 8,000 Jobs
54 Kirkland’s Brentwood 7,900 Jobs
55 Averitt Express Cookeville 7,819 Jobs
56 Pinnacle Airlines Memphis 7,700 Jobs
57 Fred’s Memphis 7,324 Jobs
58 Cellular Sales Knoxville 7,200 Jobs
59 Diversicare Healthcare Brentwood 7,050 Jobs
60 Logan’s Roadhouse Nashville 7,000 Jobs
61 Alpha Natural Resources Kingsport 6,700 Jobs
62 Janus Global Operations Lenoir City 6,473 Jobs
63 Wellmont Health System Kingsport 6,332 Jobs
64 Captain D’s Nashville 6,000 Jobs
65 BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Chattanooga 5,948 Jobs
66 McKee Foods Collegedale 5,800 Jobs
67 First Horizon National Memphis 5,577 Jobs
68 RCCH HealthCare Partners Brentwood 5,460 Jobs
69 Turner Holdings Covington 5,200 Jobs
70 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge 5,100 Jobs
71 American Esoteric Laboratories, … Memphis 5,004 Jobs
72 Dialysis Clinic Nashville 5,000 Jobs
73 ERMC II, L.P. Chattanooga 5,000 Jobs
74 Surgery Partners Brentwood 5,000 Jobs
75 Antioch High School Nashville 5,000 Jobs
76 Merry Maids Memphis 5,000 Jobs
77 EMSI Examination Management Services Memphis 5,000 Jobs
78 Kenco Group Chattanooga 5,000 Jobs
79 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro 4,750 Jobs
80 NN Johnson City 4,730 Jobs
81 Rogers Group Nashville 4,545 Jobs
82 Verso Memphis 4,500 Jobs
83 Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital Nashville 4,500 Jobs
84 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis 4,483 Jobs
85 Covenant Transport Chattanooga 4,400 Jobs
86 East Tennessee State University Johnson City 4,250 Jobs
87 Mueller Industries Memphis 4,244 Jobs
88 Astec Industries Chattanooga 4,218 Jobs
89 Forward Air Greeneville 4,189 Jobs
90 Anderson Media Knoxville 4,000 Jobs
91 Murray Guard Jackson 4,000 Jobs
92 LifeWay Christian Resources Nashville 4,000 Jobs
93 Delek US Holdings Franklin 3,941 Jobs
94 Louisiana-Pacific Nashville 3,900 Jobs
95 Scripps Networks Interactive Knoxville 3,600 Jobs
96 Calsonickansei North America Shelbyville 3,553 Jobs
97 J. Alexander’s Holdings Nashville 3,500 Jobs
98 Crye-Leike, Realtors Memphis 3,500 Jobs
99 Times-News Online Kingsport 3,418 Jobs
100 Mastercorp Crossville 3,400 Jobs

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Author

Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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