- For many companies, the biggest cost is talent
- These charts analyze every company in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to see which ones had the highest and lowest revenues per employee
- Energy companies have the highest average Revenue per Employee, while Industrials and Consumer Discretionaries perform worst on this metric
- Average revenue per employee in the Energy sector is double that of Healthcare companies and almost four times as high as that of Information Technology companies
- Restaurants and Hotel chains make up the majority of the list on the lower end
- Apple has the highest revenue per employee in this selection of technology companies – However, they have substantial non-employee costs since selling hardware involves buying materials and making something tangible
- Facebook and Alphabet (Google), on the other hand, make most of their revenue from selling a virtual good (advertising) and still have a tremendously high revenue per employee
- VeriSign, which provides domain names and internet security, was a strong performer, generating $1.1Bn in revenue from only 990 employees, ranking fourth in the Technology sector, with $1.2M per employee.
- To see the full list of companies comprising S&P 500 Index, please click here.
via Craft, a Priceonomics Content Platform customer.