Listed below are San Diego's Top 10 Employers based on number of employees.

University of California, San Diego
Number of Employees: 26,000

UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels.

9500 Gillman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
(858) 534-3135

County of San Diego
Number of Employees: 20,500

The County of San Diego is one of the most award-winning and innovative government agencies in the United States.

1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
(858) 694-3900

United States Navy, San Diego
Number of Employees: 20,000

The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.

550 West C Street, Ste. 660
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 556-7356

City of San Diego
Number of Employees: 19,500

Quickly and effectively serve our customers with enthusiasm and a commitment to excellence.

202 C Street, 12th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-6400

San Diego Unified School District
Number of Employees: 15,881 

The San Diego Unified School District serves nearly 132,000 students in pre-school through grade 12 and is the second largest district in California.

4100 Normal Street
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 293-8666

Sharp Health Care
Number of Employees: 14,390

Sharp Health Care is a not-for-profit  integrated regional health care delivery system based in San Diego, California.

8695 Spectrum Center Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 499-4000

Scripps Health
Number of Employees: 12,700

Scripps strives to provide superior health services in a caring environment and to make a positive, measurable difference in the health of individuals in the communities we serve.

4275 Campus Point Court
San Diego, CA 92121
(800) 678-7000

Qualcomm Inc.
Number of Employees: 9,444

Life. Connected with technology. From the written word, to image and photos, to music, to videos, games, streaming content, and more, Qualcomm is on a never-ending quest to feed the mind.

5775 Morehouse Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 587-1121

Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Number of Employees: 7,608

As a health care organization in the 21st century, we have a mission - to provide quality care for our members and their families, and to contribute to the well-being of our communities.

4647 Zion Ave.
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 528-5000

San Diego State University
Number of Employees: 6,939

The mission of San Diego State University shall be to provide well-balanced, high quality education for undergraduate and graduate students and to contribute to knowledge and the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service.

5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
(619) 594-5200

Top Employers

  1. University of California, San Diego
  2. County of San Diego
  3. United States Navy, San Diego
  4. City of San Diego
  5. San Diego Unified School District
  6. Sharp Health Care
  7. Scripps Health
  8. Qualcomm Inc.
  9. Kaiser Foundation Hospital
  10. San Diego State University
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