These Are The 100 Largest Companies In Tennessee

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Biggest Companies, Rankings - 6 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 headquarted 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. Community Health Systems
  4. Cracker Barrel
  5. AutoZone
  6. Brookdale Senior Living
  7. International Paper
  8. LifePoint Health
  9. Life Care Centers of America
  10. Vanguard 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 700 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 Community Health Systems Franklin 108,000
4 Cracker Barrel Lebanon 73,000
5 AutoZone Memphis 66,780
6 Brookdale Senior Living Brentwood 63,850
7 International Paper Memphis 55,000
8 LifePoint Health Brentwood 47,000
9 Life Care Centers of America Cleveland 42,000
10 Vanguard Health Nashville 36,600
11 Acadia Healthcare Franklin 33,650
12 Regal Cinemas Knoxville 25,359
13 Ruby Tuesday Maryville 25,000
14 Envision Healthcare Nashville 24,500
15 Pilot Corporation San Francisco 24,337
16 Parallon Franklin 21,070
17 O’Charley’s Nashville 21,000
18 CKE Restaurants Franklin 20,200
19 Tractor Supply Brentwood 19,500
20 Psychiatric Solutions Inc 19,500
21 TeamHealth Knoxville 18,800
22 Ardent Health Services Nashville 18,000
23 Genesco Nashville 17,313
24 Nissan Franklin 16,840
25 Hardee’s Franklin 16,680
26 TruGreen Memphis 16,000
27 SMS Holdings Nashville 15,100
28 Clayton Homes Maryville 14,680
29 NHC Murfreesboro 14,450
30 Bridgestone Tires Nashville 14,088
31 Sedgwick CMS Holdings, Inc. Memphis 14,001
32 Eastman Chemical Kingsport 14,000
33 ServiceMaster Memphis 13,000
34 Quorum Health Brentwood 12,150
35 The University of Tennessee Knoxville 11,490
36 PET Dairy Clarksville 10,080
37 Correct Care Solutions Nashville 9,909
38 OHL Brentwood 9,722
39 Southern Tennessee Medical Center Lawrenceburg 9,300
40 American Blue Ribbon Nashville 9,078
41 Tennessee Valley Authority Knoxville 8,740
42 U.S. Xpress Chattanooga 8,600
43 Kirkland’s Brentwood 7,900
44 Nissan North America-Smyrna Franklin 7,500
45 Fred’s Memphis 7,324
46 Pinnacle Airlines Corp 7,212
47 Terminix Memphis 7,104
48 Diversicare Healthcare Services Brentwood 7,050
49 Logan’s Roadhouse Nashville 7,000
50 Alpha Natural Resources Bristol 6,700
51 SSC Service Solutions Knoxville 6,500
52 Janus Global Operations Lenoir City 6,473
53 Wellmont Health System Kingsport 6,332
54 McKee Foods Collegedale 6,229
55 BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Chattanooga 5,948
56 RCCH Health Brentwood 5,460
57 Dollar General Goodlettsville 5,379
58 American Esoterics Laboratories Memphis 5,004
59 Captain D’s Nashville 5,000
60 Merry Maids Memphis 5,000
61 Dialysis Clinic Nashville 5,000
62 ERMC Chattanooga 5,000
63 Louisiana-Pacific Nashville 4,800
64 NN Johnson City 4,730
65 Metro Nashville Public Schools Nashville 4,641
66 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis 4,522
67 Saint Thomas Health Nashville 4,500
68 Covenant Transport Chattanooga 4,400
69 Cellular Sales Newport 4,322
70 First Horizon Memphis 4,268
71 Mueller Industries Memphis 4,244
72 FirstFleet Murfreesboro 4,172
73 Murray Guard Security Jackson 4,000
74 TriStar Health Brentwood 4,000
75 Anderson Media Knoxville 4,000
76 Methodist Healthcare Memphis 3,870
77 Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis Memphis 3,730
78 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro 3,660
79 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge 3,630
80 Scripps Networks Interactive Inc 3,600
81 H.T. Hackney Knoxville 3,600
82 Calsonic Kansei North America Shelbyville 3,553
83 Crye Leike Realtors Memphis 3,500
84 J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. Nashville 3,500
85 MasterCorp, Inc. Crossville 3,400
86 Evergreen Packaging Memphis 3,376
87 Kenco Chattanooga 3,319
88 East Tennessee State University Johnson City 3,310
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 FortSanders Knoxville 3,000
96 Regional Hospital of Jackson Jackson 3,000
97 Phoenix Baptist Hospital Nashville 3,000
98 Methodist North Hospital Memphis 3,000
99 Grandy’s Nashville 3,000
100 Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. Memphis 3,000

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