Number of Northrop Grumman employees 2008 to 2019

In 2019, the number of Northrop Grumman employees reached its highest number, since it spunoff its shipbuilding operations in 2006, with around 90,000 people. During 2018, Northrop Grumman obtained Orbital ATK, a current subsidiary of the company, which accounts for the increase in employees between 2017 and 2018.

Northrop Grumman company overview

Northrop Grumman is a global security and technology company with corporate headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia. There are several subsidiaries of Northrop Grumman including Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and Northrop Grumman Mission Systems with headquarters all over the United States. Given their recent acquisition and diverse subsidiaries, Northrop Grumman’s revenue increased by roughly 12 percent between the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years. Northrop Grumman Corporation is among the leading arms-producing and military companies globally.

Military and space technology suppliers

Northrop Grumman is among the top 20 NASA contract suppliers with others such as the California Institute of Technology and Boeing Company, to name a few. Globally, these companies are ranked among the world's leading arms suppliers. Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Northrop Grumman are among the top five based on the value of their global arms sales as of 2018.

Number of Northrop Grumman employees from FY 2008 to FY 2019

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

FY 2007 to FY 2019

Supplementary notes

The figures for 2008 through 2014 were taken from previous annual reports.
Number of employees at year-end.

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