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The tech companies making the most revenue per employee

If you thought that earnings of £100,000 per employee was a reasonable way of indicating a successful business you might be surprised. A new study by SmallBusinessPrices looks at the world’s most profitable technology companies to find out which businesses produce the most revenue per employee.

Using a list from Fortune 500 and Share.com, SmallBusinessPrices looked at the top performing companies revenue figures and compared this to their number of employees. By dividing the revenue figure by number of employees they were able to calculate how much each employee is worth. The data was collected in April 2020.

Employees are the backbone of any successful company and one way to measure the success of a company’s workforce is to disclose how much revenue is produced per employee.

A company wants the highest ratio of revenue per employee possible because a higher ratio indicates a greater productivity. The table below highlights the ten technology companies that produce the most revenue per employee:

Ranking

Company Name

Country

Revenue

Number of Employees

Revenue per Employee

1

Apple

U.S.

$265,595,000,000

132,000

$2,012,083.33

2

Xiaomi

China

$26,443,500,000

16,683

$1,585,056.64

3

Facebook

U.S.

$55,838,000,000

35,587

$1,569,056.12

4

Alphabet

U.S.

$136,819,000,000

98,771

$1,385,214.28

5

SK Hynix

South Korea

$36,763,100,000

33,000

$1,114,033.33

6

HP

U.S.

$58,472,000,000

55,000

$1,063,127.27

7

Lenovo Group

China

$51,037,900,000

57,000

$895,401.75

8

Tencent Holdings

China

$47,272,700,000

54,309

$870,439.52

9

Micron Technology

U.S.

$30,391,000,000

36,000

$844,194.44

10

Microsoft

U.S.

$110,360,000,000

131,000

$842,442.75

Table 1. Highlights the top ten technology companies with the highest valued employees

At the other end of the scale is Accenture, with an employee count of 459,000 and each employee worth just $89.3k.

The research also took a look at the sectors that are producing the most revenue per employee, it is clear that energy companies are leading the way. Technology fares surprisingly badly while on average the Energy sector makes at least three times more per employee than any other sector:

Sector

AVERAGE of Revenue per Employee

Wholesalers

$6,042,292.51

Energy

$2,069,594.60

Financials

$1,395,352.93

Health Care

$1,146,846.59

Chemicals

$875,801.40

Materials

$787,887.87

Food, Beverages & Tobacco

$779,859.04

Technology

$612,714.68

Business Services

$534,726.12

Motor Vehicles & Parts

$522,935.76

Table 2. Highlights the ten sectors globally with the highest revenue per employee


Small Business Prices.co.uk helps small business owners in the UK to find and compare accurate pricing information across a wide range of products and services.

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