Boeing - year-end workforce 2002-2019

Boeing employed some 161,100 people at the end of 2019. Boeing is the largest employer in the commercial aircraft manufacturing industry, about 26,000 more than its closest rival, Airbus.

How many employees does Boeing have?

Boeing is one of the global leaders in the aircraft manufacturing industry, as well as one of the largest companies in the world. In its 2019 fiscal year, the Chicago-headquartered jet manufacturer generated around 76.6 billion U.S. dollars in revenue.

Boeing and Airbus are the industry leaders, and the jet manufacturing industry has often been considered a facto duopoly. There has been a close competition between the two companies over the years, with each manufacturer taking the industry lead at different times. Airbus outperformed Boeing in 2019. Boeing delivered 380 aircraft in 2019, compared to 863 units delivered by Airbus in the same year. Airbus is Boeing's most important competitor in the aerospace manufacturing industry.

Number of Boeing employees from 2002 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

2002 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The values for 2002 through 2014 were taken from previous annual reports.
Figures for all years as of year-end.

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