Top Employers in Washington State

Washington's major economic driver is the technology industry, with the health-care, defense and transportation industries coming in close behind.

By
Jessica Walker Boehm
On Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 16:24

Washington's major economic driver is the technology industry, with the health-care, defense and transportation industries coming in close behind. Here is a list of Washington's top 25 employers:

Microsoft Corporation, 35,000
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 21,000
Providence Health & Services, 19,000
Barrett Business Services Inc., 5,000
South Seattle Community College, 5,000
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 4,700
Fairchild Air Force Base, 4,500
Stewart Title Guaranty Company, 4,500
St. Joseph Medical Center, 4,400
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, 4,000
Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, 3,900
Battelle Pacific Northwest, 3,800
Genie Industries, 3,000
Madigan Army Medical Center, 3,000
Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, 3,000
VA Medical Center-Seattle, 3,000
Snohomish County Courthouse, 2,700
Liberty Mutual Surety, 2,501
Costco Wholesale Corporation, 2,500
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 2,500
Machinists Local, 2,500
Regence BlueShield-Washington, 2,500
Sound Brokerage International, 2,500
Virginia Mason Medical Center, 2,500
Good Samaritan Hospital, 2,300

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jessica Walker Boehm is a journalism graduate of Belmont University and has been a regular contributor to Livability.com since 2010.