See the 50 biggest employers in the Philadelphia region in 2013 - Philly


Feb. 25, 2014 12:30 pm

See the 50 biggest employers in the Philadelphia region in 2013

As of Q2 2013, Comcast and Lockheed Martin were two of the biggest employers in the Philadelphia region, according to state data.

The Navy Yard offices of GlaxoSmithKline, one of the region's largest employers.

(Photo courtesy of GSK)

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Comcast and Lockheed Martin were two of the biggest employers in the Philadelphia region as of the second quarter in 2013, according to state data. Both employers showed up multiple times on the five lists of the biggest employers in each Philadelphia-area county.

Things haven’t changed too much since 2012: Comcast ranked high on the state’s multiple lists of biggest employers in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties back then, as well.

The same goes for the other employers on the list. Not much has changed since 2012 when it comes to the region’s biggest employers, though we did note that:

  • Philadelphia-based GlaxoSmithKline jumped from #29 to #24.
  • Chester County-based IBM jumped from #38 to #17.
  • Chester County-based Agora Cyber Charter School (#36) also made the list this year but did not last year.

Find the list below and the full list here.



  1. Federal Government
  2. City of Philadelphia
  3. Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
  4. School District of Philadelphia
  5. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  6. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  7. SEPTA
  8. Temple University
  9. US Airways
  10. Albert Einstein Medical Center
  11. Temple University Hospital
  12. State Government
  13. Independence Blue Cross
  14. Drexel University
  15. Thomas Jefferson University
  16. Allied Barton Security Services
  17. Comcast
  18. Pennsylvania Health
  19. Aria Health
  20. Hahnemann University Hospital

Notable: #24 SmithKline Beecham Corporation (GlaxoSmithKline) jumped up from #29 last year.



  1. Giant Food Stores
  2. Central Bucks School District
  3. St. Mary Medical Center
  4. Northtec LLC
  5. Bucks County

Notable: Lockheed Martin (#18), Teva Pharmaceuticals (#27), Comcast (#38).

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  1. Schering Corporation
  2. Abington Memorial Hospital
  3. Main Line Hospitals
  4. State Government
  5. Giant Food Stores

Notable: Lockheed Martin (#9), Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (#28), Comcast Cablevision Corp. (#34), Hibu of Pennsylvania (#46).



  1. Vanguard Group Inc.
  2. QVC Network Inc.
  3. Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc.
  4. County of Chester
  5. Federal Government

Notable: IBM Corporation (#17) jumped up from #38 last year, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D (#20), Comcast (#22), Sungard Availability Services (#32), Agora Cyber Charter School (#36) was not on the list last year.



  1. The Boeing Company
  2. Crozer-Chester Medical Center
  3. Delaware County
  4. Villanova University
  5. Amerihealth Mercy Services

Notable: #9 SAP of America Inc., #49 Comcast.

Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

  • vogieman

    wyeth was aquired in 2009 by pfizer, right? lol

    • Christopher Wink

      Correct, but it does show up separate in the state data, perhaps as a separate division



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