Number of PwC employees worldwide by line of service 2010-2019

Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) employed around 276,000 people worldwide in 2019, with approximately 115,000 of those employees working in the assurance service line and close to 70,000 employed in the advisory services sector.

Employment growth in Asia

PwC has member firms around the globe and has continually increased its worldwide workforce since 2010. For several years, the majority of the firm’s employees were based in the geographical regions of Western Europe and the Americas; however, Asia became the region with the second greatest number of PwC employees in 2019. The company’s growth in Asia is further highlighted by its revenue figures in the region, which continue to increase and rose by around seven percent between 2018 and 2019.

What are assurance and advisory services?

In 2019, around 65 percent of PwC’s total workforce was employed in the assurance and advisory service lines. Employees in the assurance sector provide clients with information regarding potential risks in their market. Due to rapidly changing technologies, qualified employees must be fully trained so they can deliver expert solutions across all markets. Employees working in advisory operations face particular demand from the financial services market. It is their responsibility to offer clients support, helping them to solve their problems and achieve objectives.

Number of PwC employees worldwide from 2010 to 2019, by line of service

Line of serviceAssuranceAdvisoryTaxSupport staff
2019115,43868,19455,26137,112
2018107,69162,61350,24330,383
2017103,01958,81746,90427,495
201698,23454,43044,94825,847
201591,56852,02741,62222,892
201485,99146,90439,08723,452
201384,74840,53236,84722,108
201284,84940,01136,10621,663
201175,91935,42735,42921,932
201072,77332,34435,57821,023
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Special properties

fiscal year ends June 30.

Supplementary notes

The terms PricewaterhouseCoopers and PwC are used to refer to the network of member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL). Each member firm is a separate legal entity and does not act as an agent of PwCIL or any other member firm. PwCIL does not provide any services to clients.
Values up to 2017 were taken from previous editions.
The source does not provide a date of publication. The date given is the date accessed.

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