The 100 Largest Companies In Washington For 2021

By Chris Kolmar - Jun. 7, 2021

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

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

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

  1. Amazon.com
  2. Starbucks
  3. Costco Wholesale
  4. Providence Health Services
  5. Barrett Business Services
  6. Nordstrom
  7. Microsoft
  8. T-Mobile US
  9. The Hotel Group
  10. Avanade

Amazon.com 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 Washington

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 Washington with at least 100 employees. That left us with 662 companies.

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

As it turns out, Amazon.com looks to the be the biggest company in Washington clocking in with 647,500 employees.

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

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

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Washington

Rank Company City Employees
1 Amazon.com Seattle 647,500
2 Starbucks Seattle 291,000
3 Costco Wholesale Issaquah 172,000
4 Providence Health Services Renton 120,000
5 Barrett Business Services Vancouver 115,746
6 Nordstrom Seattle 74,000
7 Microsoft Redmond 53,576
8 T-Mobile US Bellevue 51,000
9 The Hotel Group Edmonds 35,330
10 Avanade Seattle 30,000
11 Fortive Everett 26,000
12 Paccar Bellevue 25,000
13 Expedia Group Bellevue 24,500
14 Alaska Airlines Seattle 23,156
15 University of Washington Seattle 22,095
16 Savers Bellevue 20,000
17 The Firs Camps Retreats Bellingham 18,705
18 Expeditors Seattle 17,400
19 PeaceHealth Vancouver 16,000
20 Banfield Pet Hospital Vancouver 14,000
21 Teck American Spokane 13,500
22 Esterline Technologies Bellevue 12,000
23 Recreational Equipment Kent 12,000
24 Carrix Seattle 11,000
25 Washington State University Pullman 10,000
26 Nash Holdings Seattle 10,000
27 Swedish Seattle 10,000
28 Fairfax Behavioral Health Kirkland 9,810
29 Weyerhaeuser Seattle 9,372
30 Group Health Cooperative Seattle 9,300
31 Trident Seafoods Seattle 9,000
32 Eddie Bauer Bellevue 8,000
33 Chief Seattle Council Seattle 7,785
34 Washington School for the Deaf Vancouver 7,750
35 Laird Norton Co Seattle 7,500
36 Employment Standards Act Olympia 7,250
37 Safeco Seattle 7,057
38 SMG Seattle 6,582
39 Itron Liberty Lake 6,200
40 TrueBlue Tacoma 6,000
41 Windermere Real Estate Seattle 6,000
42 Nintendo Redmond 5,944
43 Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Pullman 5,000
44 Gist Seattle 5,000
45 Virginia Mason Hospital and Seattle Medical Center Seattle 5,000
46 Key Tronic Spokane 4,947
47 Saltchuk Seattle 4,737
48 EmpRes Healthcare Management Vancouver 4,500
49 EvergreenHealth Hospice Care Kirkland 4,500
50 F5 Networks Seattle 4,409
51 Tableau Software Seattle 4,181
52 Restaurants Unlimited Seattle 3,800
53 ATS Automation Tooling Systems Renton 3,800
54 Vancouver Public Schools Vancouver 3,500
55 SanMar Issaquah 3,436
56 Clearwater Paper Spokane 3,370
57 URM Stores Spokane 3,321
58 Jamco America Everett 3,279
59 Moss Adams Seattle 3,200
60 Zillow Seattle 3,036
61 Quincy Valley Medical Center Quincy 3,000
62 Dow Hotel Co Tukwila 3,000
63 John L. Scott Bellevue 3,000
64 Edmonds Community College Lynnwood 3,000
65 Snokist Growers Yakima 3,000
66 JACK FROST FRUIT Yakima 3,000
67 Milliman Seattle 3,000
68 Yakima Regional Cancer Center Yakima 3,000
69 Zulily Seattle 2,907
70 MSN Redmond 2,852
71 Prestige Care Vancouver 2,849
72 Simpson Investment Company Seattle 2,839
73 Furuno Camas 2,836
74 Decatur High School Federal Way 2,835
75 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle 2,675
76 Kadlec Regional Medical Center Richland 2,670
77 Coinstar Asset Holdings Bellevue 2,670
78 Northwest Hospital Medical Center Seattle 2,624
79 Fluke Everett 2,525
80 Security Industry Specialists Seattle 2,519
81 North Puget Sound Center for Sleep Disorders Everett 2,500
82 Valley Roz Orchards Burbank 2,500
83 Ocean Beauty Seafoods Seattle 2,500
84 Ram Restaurant Brewery Lakewood 2,500
85 Bellevue School District Bellevue 2,500
86 HomeStreet Bank Seattle 2,463
87 Pyrotek Spokane 2,437
88 Perkins Coie Seattle 2,408
89 Kloeckner Metals Tumwater 2,400
90 Overlake Medical Center Bellevue 2,310
91 North Central High School Spokane 2,250
92 Washington River Protection Solutions Richland 2,200
93 NAES Issaquah 2,184
94 Redfin Seattle 2,179
95 Rosauers Supermarkets Spokane 2,100
96 Broetje Orchards Prosser 2,046
97 Milgard Manufacturing Fife 2,037
98 Papa Murphy’s Vancouver 2,022
99 AmericanWest Bancorporation Spokane 2,000
100 Razorfish Seattle 2,000

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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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