Major Employers

Tabulated by Western Washington University. Employment counts as of 12/31/2020

Department of Defense

Civilian 

Active Duty

Naval Base Kitsap (NBK)

19,220

11,220

*Naval Base Kitsap is the third largest naval base in the nation and Kitsap's largest employer, as well as one of the largest employers in the Puget Sound region. Click here for information on NBK economic impact 
 

Defense Contractors Total Employees
Jacobs Engineering 253
SAFE Boats International 250
Delphinus Engineering 249
Westbay Auto Parts 160
Raytheon 149
Maufacturing Firms Total Employees
SAFE Boats International 300
Sage / Redington Inc / Far Bank 170
Watson Furniture Company 120
Trulife 110
Private Sector Employers Total Employees
St. Michael Medical Center & Franciscan Medical Group 1,869
Port Madison Enterprises 628
YMCA 490
Lowe"s 468
Kitsap Mental Health Services 449
Hazelwood Auto Group 441
The Doctors Clinic 435
Fred Meyer (2 locations) 432
McDonalds 425
Town & Country Markets (corporate office and 2 stores) 365
The Point Casino/Flying Eagle (PGST) 320
Albertson's 300
State & Other Public Sector Employers Total Employees
Kitsap County 1,554
Olympic College 1,554
Central Kitsap School District 1,550
South Kitsap School District 1,306
North Kitsap School District 879
WA State Government 716
Bremerton School District 662
2020 Private Sector
2020 Public Sector
2020 Defense Contractors
2020 Healthcare
2020 Combined List
2020 Read News Release with analysis
2019 Kitsap County 2019 Top Employers
2018 Private Sector
2018 Public Sector
2018 Defense Contractors
2018 Healthcare
2018 Nonprofit Organizations
2018 Retail
2018 Compiled Lists
Kitsap County 2018 Top Employers
Kitsap County 2017 Top Employers
2017 Private Sector
2017 Public Sector
2017 Defense Contractors
2017 Healthcare
2017 Nonprofit Organizations
2017 Retail
Kitsap County 2016 Top Employers