Leading banks in the United States as of December 31, 2017, by number of employees

Leading banks in the U.S. 2017, by number of employees The statistic depicts the leading banks in the United States as of December 31, 2017, by number of employees. Wells Fargo Bank was the largest U.S. employer in the banking sector in 2017, with over 230 thousand employees.
Employment in the banking sector – additional information

Apart from the Wells Fargo Bank, other leading banks in terms of employment in the United States in 2017, were JPMorgan Chase Bank, Citibank and Bank of America.

As far as the global employment figure of JPMorgan Chase Bank is concerned, there were approximately 234.36 thousand employees in this bank in 2016. In Wells Fargo, there were approximately 269.1 thousand people employed worldwide in the same year. These are two of the largest U.S. banks when measured by total assets.

The total number of employees in the commercial banking sector of the United States increased from approximately 1.53 million in 2010 to around 1.51 million in 2015. The insurance sector in the United States (home-office personal), on the other hand, had 348.3 thousand employees in 2016.
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Number of employees
Wells Fargo Bank 232,321
JPMorgan Chase Bank 191,929
Citibank 169,092
Bank of America 142,412
U.S. Bank 71,180
PNC Bank 52,008
The Bank of New York Mellon 41,577
Branch Banking and Trust Company 34,551
State Street Bank and Trust Company 32,022
Capital One 28,872
TD Bank 25,486
Capital One Bank (USA) 22,246
SunTrust Bank 22,079
Regions Bank 20,958
KeyBank 19,274
Fifth Third Bank 18,075
The Northern Trust Company 17,806
Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company 15,949
Citizens Bank 14,715
The Huntington National Bank 14,631
Number of employees
Wells Fargo Bank 232,321
JPMorgan Chase Bank 191,929
Citibank 169,092
Bank of America 142,412
U.S. Bank 71,180
PNC Bank 52,008
The Bank of New York Mellon 41,577
Branch Banking and Trust Company 34,551
State Street Bank and Trust Company 32,022
Capital One 28,872
TD Bank 25,486
Capital One Bank (USA) 22,246
SunTrust Bank 22,079
Regions Bank 20,958
KeyBank 19,274
Fifth Third Bank 18,075
The Northern Trust Company 17,806
Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company 15,949
Citizens Bank 14,715
The Huntington National Bank 14,631
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The statistic depicts the leading banks in the United States as of December 31, 2017, by number of employees. Wells Fargo Bank was the largest U.S. employer in the banking sector in 2017, with over 230 thousand employees.
Employment in the banking sector – additional information

Apart from the Wells Fargo Bank, other leading banks in terms of employment in the United States in 2017, were JPMorgan Chase Bank, Citibank and Bank of America.

As far as the global employment figure of JPMorgan Chase Bank is concerned, there were approximately 234.36 thousand employees in this bank in 2016. In Wells Fargo, there were approximately 269.1 thousand people employed worldwide in the same year. These are two of the largest U.S. banks when measured by total assets.

The total number of employees in the commercial banking sector of the United States increased from approximately 1.53 million in 2010 to around 1.51 million in 2015. The insurance sector in the United States (home-office personal), on the other hand, had 348.3 thousand employees in 2016.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 31, 2017
Supplementary notes
Figures have been rounded.

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