The 100 Largest Companies In Tennessee For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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 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 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:

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 Life Care Centers of America Cleveland 40,000
12 Vanguard Health Nashville 36,600
13 Acadia Healthcare Franklin 33,650
14 Regal Cinemas Knoxville 25,359
15 Ruby Tuesday Maryville 25,000
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 TeamHealth Knoxville 18,800
21 State of Tennessee Clarksville 18,450
22 Ardent Health Services Nashville 18,000
23 Genesco Nashville 17,313
24 Hardee’s Franklin 16,680
25 TruGreen Memphis 16,000
26 SMS Holdings Nashville 15,100
27 Nhc Healthcare Murfreesboro 14,450
28 Pilot Flying J Knoxville 14,385
29 Bridgestone Tires Nashville 14,088
30 Sedgwick CMS Holdings Memphis 14,001
31 Eastman Chemical Kingsport 14,000
32 Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc Memphis 13,023
33 ServiceMaster Memphis 13,000
34 IASIS Healthcare Franklin 12,200
35 Quorum Health Brentwood 12,150
36 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Memphis 10,532
37 PET Dairy Clarksville 10,080
38 Tennessee Valley Authority Knoxville 10,020
39 PET DAIRY EMPL FCU Johnson City 10,001
40 Metro Nashville Government Nashville 10,000
41 Correct Care Solutions Nashville 9,909
42 OHL Brentwood 9,722
43 Unum Chattanooga 9,400
44 Southern Tennessee Medical Center Lawrenceburg 9,300
45 ABR Holdings Nashville 9,078
46 The University of Tennessee Knoxville 8,780
47 U.S. Xpress Chattanooga 8,600
48 Kirkland’s Brentwood 7,900
49 West Tennessee Healthcare Jackson 7,500
50 Comdata Brentwood 7,500
51 Fred’s Memphis 7,324
52 Terminix Memphis 7,104
53 Diversicare Healthcare Services Brentwood 7,050
54 Logan’s Roadhouse Nashville 7,000
55 Craftworks Chattanooga 6,571
56 SSC Service Solutions Knoxville 6,500
57 Janus Global Operations Lenoir City 6,473
58 Ballad Health Johnson City 6,332
59 McKee Foods Collegedale 6,229
60 BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Chattanooga 5,948
61 American Esoterics Laboratories Memphis 5,004
62 Dialysis Clinic Nashville 5,000
63 ARS/Rescue Rooter Memphis 5,000
64 Chattanooga, Tennessee Chattanooga 5,000
65 Merry Maids Memphis 5,000
66 Captain D’s Nashville 5,000
67 ERMC Chattanooga 5,000
68 Averitt Express Cookeville 5,000
69 Louisiana-Pacific Nashville 4,800
70 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge 4,750
71 NN Johnson City 4,730
72 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis 4,522
73 Verso Memphis 4,500
74 Saint Thomas Health Nashville 4,500
75 Covenant Transportation Group Chattanooga 4,400
76 Cellular Sales Knoxville 4,322
77 First Horizon Memphis 4,268
78 Mueller Industries Memphis 4,244
79 Metro Nashville Public Schools Nashville 4,227
80 Astec Industries Chattanooga 4,218
81 Forward Air Greeneville 4,189
82 FirstFleet Murfreesboro 4,172
83 Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis Memphis 4,030
84 Murray Guard Security Jackson 4,000
85 TriStar Health Brentwood 4,000
86 Crye-Leike Realtors Memphis 4,000
87 Anderson Media Knoxville 4,000
88 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro 3,910
89 Yates Services Llc Smyrna 3,843
90 H.T. Hackney Knoxville 3,600
91 Calsonic Kansei North America Shelbyville 3,553
92 Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill Nashville 3,500
93 Clark Filter Franklin 3,500
94 Carlisle Corp Memphis 3,500
95 East Tennessee State University Johnson City 3,480
96 Master Crossville 3,400
97 Evergreen Packaging Memphis 3,376
98 Kenco Chattanooga 3,319
99 Change Healthcare Nashville 3,300
100 TruckPro Memphis 3,206

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