Major Employers


A diverse group of energy and agriculture companies, along with advanced manufacturers and logistics form Amarillo's thriving economy. From fiberglass production to copper refining, from food processors to foundries, our top employers continue to grow and add jobs.

The 2015 list below provided by the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce includes part-time and full-time employees, and because of the natural variants, numbers are considered approximate.

Employer Number of Employees Industry
Amarillo Independent School District  4,200 Education
Tyson Foods , Inc.  3,678 Agriculture
CNS Pantex  3,112 Energy
Baptist St. Anthony's Health Care Systems  2,900 Healthcare
City of Amarillo  1,900 Government
Amarillo College  1,642 Education
Northwest Texas Healthcare System  1,490 Healthcare
Xcel Energy  1,431 Energy
Wal-Mart  1,300 Retail
Texas Department of Criminal Justice  1,274 Government
Western National Life Insurance Company (AIG)  1,135 Professional
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.  1,000 Advanced Manufacturing
VA Medical Center  1,000 Healthcare
Affiliated Foods  960 Logistics
Texas Tech University Health Science Center  946 Healthcare
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad - BNSF  900 Transportation
Toot 'n Totum Food Stores, L.P. Car Care Center  815 Retail
Baptist Community Services  700  
Amarillo National Bank  663 Financial Services
Potter County Courthouse  600 Government
Potter County Sheriff's Office  600 Government
Happy State Bank  598 Financial Services
Hastings Entertainment, Inc.  570 Retail
United Supermarkets (all Amarillo stores)  538 Retail
Cactus Feeders  500 Agriculture

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