From Apple to Tesla, here’s how much profit the world’s biggest brands make per employee

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New research from Tipalti reveals the latest companies and industries generating the most profit per employee. We looked at Fortune 500 companies along with revenue to calculate the profit made per employee in these companies and industries.

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The analysis revealed that Air Lease is the company with the most profit per employeewith over $4.3 million profit per employee.

the the financial industry is the sector with the highest average profit per employeewith a average profit of $78,073 per employee in companies in this sector.

Companies with the most profit per employee

Rank Company Sector profit Number of employees Profit per employee
1 Air Rental (NYSE: AL) Business services $516.3 million 120 $4,302,500
2 Fannie Mae (OTCMKTS: FNMA) finance $11.8 billion 7,700 $1,533,117
3 KKR (NYSE:KKR) finance $2.0 billion 1,583 $1,265,003
4 NortonLifeLock (NASDAQ: NLOK) Technology $3.9 billion 3,600 $1,079,722
5 Freddie Mac (OTCMKTS: FMCC) finance $7.3 billion 6,922 $1,058,365
6 Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) Health care $2.7 billion 3,400 $797,529
7 Altria Group (NYSE: MO) Food, beverages and tobacco $4.5 billion 7,100 $629,155
8 Visa (NYSE:V) Business services $10.9 billion 20,500 $530,049
9 Enterprise Product Partners (NYSE:EPD) Energy $3.8 billion 7,130 $529,537
ten Western Channel Partners (NYSE: WES) Energy $527 million 1,045 $504,306
  • The research found that business services company Air Lease is the company with the highest profit per employee, with overall profit of $516.3 million and 120 employees – meaning there are 4 $302,500 profit per employee in the company.
  • Apple is the company with the highest overall profit, at $57.4 billion. However, the tech giant only ranks 20th in most earnings per employee, as it has 147,000 employees. This equates to $390,551 profit per employee.

Sectors with the most profit per employee

Rank Sector Average profit Average no. employees Average profit per employee
1 finance $2.6 billion 33,182 $78,073
2 Technology $2.9 billion 36,898 $77,961
3 Food, beverages and tobacco $1.4 billion 30,731 $44,422
4 Household products $927 million 23,793 $38,962
5 Telecommunications $3.0 billion 79,318 $38,063
6 Health care $1.5 billion 40,363 $35,994
7 Business services $761.2 million 26,560 $28,659
8 Engineering and construction $372.5 million 13,649 $27,288
9 Chemical products $466.2 million 17,110 $27,247
ten Industrial $750.5 million 28,298 $26,520
  • Based on the average profit and average number of employees of companies in the financial sector, this industry tops the list for the highest profit per employee, with an average of $78,073.
  • Not surprisingly, technology also follows closely and ranks very high, with an average profit per employee of $77,961.

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