Major Employers


Tabulated by Western Washington University. Employment counts as of 12/31/2022 - click here to download complete list. This year, the Top Employers list for Kitsap returned to its original form of data collection: surveying. While the list is slightly shorter, employee counts are “primary data” or actual recorded counts from local businesses, rather than secondary data from large, aggregated data sources, which have become less reliable post covid.

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Department of Defense


Active Duty

Naval Base Kitsap (NBK)21,61215,29336,905

*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 

Private Sector EmployersTotal Employees
St. Michael Medical Center/ Franciscan Medical Group2,477
Port Madison Enterprises785
Haselwood Auto Group681
McDonald's Peninsula571
Kitsap Mental Health Services500
The Doctors Clinic425
Noo-Kayet  Investments (Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe)400
YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties398
Town & Country Markets, Inc.397
Skookum Contract Services362
Martha and Mary Health Services356
Encore Communities350
Huntington Ingalls Fleet Support Group LLC350
Kitsap Credit Union296
Jacobs Engineering256
SAFE Boats International LLC350
Kitsap Bank350
Watson Furniture Group, Inc296
Gateway Fellowship180
John L Scott172
Crista Ministries163
Kitsap Community Resources130
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant120
Peninsula Community Health Services119
Waste Management of Washington, Inc107
State & Other Public Sector EmployersTotal Employees
Kitsap County1,358
Central Kitsap School District1,865
South Kitsap School District1,341
Olympic College988
North Kitsap School District885
Bremerton School District751
Bainbridge Island School District525
HealthcareTotal Employees
St. Michael Medical Center and Franciscan Medical Group2,477
Kitsap Mental Health Services500
The Doctors Clinic425
Martha and Mary356
Encore Communities350
Kitsap Physical Therapy163
Kitsap Public Health District141
Defense ContractorsTotal Employees
Skookum Contract Services362
Huntington Ingalls AMSEC350
Jacobs Engineering256
SAFE Boats International230
Westbay Auto Parts93
Maufacturing FirmsTotal Employees
SAFE Boats International230
Watson Furniture Company204
Sage / Redington Inc / Far Bank160


2021 Top Employers
2018 Retail
Kitsap County 2016 Top Employers
2017 Retail
2017 Nonprofit Organizations
2017 Healthcare
2017 Public Sector
2017 Private Sector
Kitsap County 2017 Top Employers
Kitsap County 2018 Top Employers
2018 Compiled Lists
2020 Private Sector
2018 Nonprofit Organizations
2018 Healthcare
2018 Defense Contractors
2018 Public Sector
2018 Private Sector
2019 Kitsap County 2019 Top Employers
2020 Read News Release with analysis
2020 Combined List
2020 Healthcare
2020 Defense Contractors
2020 Public Sector