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Ranked: Top U.S. Companies, by Profit per Employee



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Ranked: Top U.S. Companies, by Profit per Employee

Ranked: Top U.S. Companies, by Profit per Employee

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Which companies and industries rake in the most profit per employee?

In this graphic, we use data from to rank the top 25 U.S. companies by the profit they generate per employee. The figures come from a December 2023 report.

Why is Profit per Employee Important?

Profit per employee is calculated by dividing a company’s yearly profit by its full-time staff.

Consequently, high profit per employee usually signals financial success, efficient human resource management, and an industry that creates a high amount of leverage per team member.

Energy companies dominate our ranking, suggesting they have relatively small workforces for the amount of money they earn.

RankCompanyIndustryProfit per employee
2Fannie MaeFinancials$1,510,000
3Freddie MacFinancials$1,190,000
5Occidental PetroleumEnergy$1,110,000
6Cheniere EnergyEnergy$921,000
8Phillips 66Energy$848,000
9Marathon PetroleumEnergy$815,000
11PBF EnergyEnergy$798,000
12Enterprise ProductsEnergy$752,000
15HF SinclairEnergy$560,000
16D. R. HortonConstruction$433,000
19Energy TransferEnergy$379,000

The list includes 12 energy companies (48%), seven tech companies (28%), three finance companies (12%), two construction companies (8%), and one healthcare company (4%).

At the top of the list is ConocoPhillips, one of the world’s largest public energy companies, with operations in over a dozen countries. The company generated almost $2 million in profit per employee with its 9,800 workers.

In second and third places are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, government-sponsored enterprises that buy and guarantee mortgages to promote liquidity in the housing market.

Surprisingly, ConocoPhillips generated more than three times the profit per employee compared to the first tech company on the list, Apple (13th).

Traditionally a significant employer, the construction industry is represented by D.R. Horton and Lennar, the two largest homebuilders by volume in the United States.

A Steep Drop From the Top

In total, the top 25 U.S. companies generated a profit of $536.7 billion, with an average profit per employee standing at $490,660.

That said, the top 10 within this cohort boasted an average profit per employee of $1.13 million, while the bottom 10 companies sit at an average of $348,300.

Of course, companies not making the ranking would have even more modest numbers. For example, it’s estimated that Starbucks makes around $80,000 per employee, and Coca-Cola makes around $100,000 per employee.

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Charted: Global Uranium Reserves, by Country

We visualize the distribution of the world’s uranium reserves by country, with 3 countries accounting for more than half of total reserves.



A cropped chart visualizing the distribution of the global uranium reserves, by country.

Charted: Global Uranium Reserves, by Country

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources.

There can be a tendency to believe that uranium deposits are scarce from the critical role it plays in generating nuclear energy, along with all the costs and consequences related to the field.

But uranium is actually fairly plentiful: it’s more abundant than gold and silver, for example, and about as present as tin in the Earth’s crust.

We visualize the distribution of the world’s uranium resources by country, as of 2021. Figures come from the World Nuclear Association, last updated on August 2023.

Ranked: Uranium Reserves By Country (2021)

Australia, Kazakhstan, and Canada have the largest shares of available uranium resources—accounting for more than 50% of total global reserves.

But within these three, Australia is the clear standout, with more than 1.7 million tonnes of uranium discovered (28% of the world’s reserves) currently. Its Olympic Dam mine, located about 600 kilometers north of Adelaide, is the the largest single deposit of uranium in the world—and also, interestingly, the fourth largest copper deposit.

Despite this, Australia is only the fourth biggest uranium producer currently, and ranks fifth for all-time uranium production.

CountryShare of Global
Uranium Reserves (Tonnes)
🇦🇺 Australia28%1.7M
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan13%815K
🇨🇦 Canada10%589K
🇷🇺 Russia8%481K
🇳🇦 Namibia8%470K
🇿🇦 South Africa5%321K
🇧🇷 Brazil5%311K
🇳🇪 Niger5%277K
🇨🇳 China4%224K
🇲🇳 Mongolia2%145K
🇺🇿 Uzbekistan2%131K
🇺🇦 Ukraine2%107K
🌍 Rest of World9%524K

Figures are rounded.

Outside the top three, Russia and Namibia both have roughly the same amount of uranium reserves: about 8% each, which works out to roughly 470,000 tonnes.

South Africa, Brazil, and Niger all have 5% each of the world’s total deposits as well.

China completes the top 10, with a 3% share of uranium reserves, or about 224,000 tonnes.

A caveat to this is that current data is based on known uranium reserves that are capable of being mined economically. The total amount of the world’s uranium is not known exactly—and new deposits can be found all the time. In fact the world’s known uranium reserves increased by about 25% in the last decade alone, thanks to better technology that improves exploration efforts.

Meanwhile, not all uranium deposits are equal. For example, in the aforementioned Olympic Dam, uranium is recovered as a byproduct of copper mining occurring at the same site. In South Africa, it emerges as a byproduct during treatment of ores in the gold mining process. Orebodies with high concentrations of two substances can increase margins, as costs can be shared for two different products.

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