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Pfizer's total number of employees 2006-2019

The statistic shows the number of employees at pharmaceutical company Pfizer from 2006 to 2019. Pfizer Inc. is a multinational pharmaceutical corporation. The company is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. In 2019, Pfizer employed approximately 88,300 persons around the world. The highest number of employees at Pfizer was reported in 2009, with almost 117 thousand employed persons.

Pfizer company facts

Pfizer is a pharmaceutical corporation with its headquarters in New York City, United States. It was founded in 1849 by Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart in Brooklyn, New York. Their first product was an antiparasitic called santonin. Currently, Pfizer produces pharmaceutical products for a wide range of medical sectors such as immunology, cardiology, and neurology. Global revenue at Pfizer reached 51.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. Pfizer is active in around 180 countries. Its research and development activities are focused on two groups: the PharmaTherapeutics Research and Development Group is prominent for its discovery of small molecules, while the BioTherapeutics Research and Development Group focuses on large-molecule developments, such as the development of vaccines.

The total number of employees working for Pfizer has decreased from 116,500 in 2009 to 78,300 in 2014. After a merger with Wyeth in 2009, Pfizer cut over 50,000 employees. Pfizer has been named one of Canada’s top 100 employers by Maclean’s magazine in 2007, but has also been subject to controversy in employment in other countries like in the United States.

Pfizer's number of employees from 2006 to 2019

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2006 to 2019

Supplementary notes

This statistic was assembled from several editions of Pfizer's annual financial report. All figures as of December 31.

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