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25 companies earning highest net income per employee

December 06, 2013 14:05 IST

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There are some companies that employ thousands of workers but are still not able to generate huge revenue while some earn more profits with fewer employees.

Let's take a look at businesses that are earning highest net income per employee.

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data

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InterDigital

Industry: Wireless

Founded: 1972

Headquarters: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Net income per employee: $937,255

Number of employees: 290

Net income: $272 million

Overall rank: 1

InterDigital, which manufactures wireless technologies for mobile phones, networks and services around the world, earns $937,255 per employee.

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Rosetta Resources

Industry: Oil and gas

Founded: 2005

Headquarters: Houston, Texas, United States

Net income per employee: $870,464

Number of employees: 183

Net income: $159 million

Overall rank: 2

Rosetta Resources, which is engaged in the exploration, development and exploitation of onshore energy resources in the United States, earns $870,464 per employee.

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Image: Oil derricks are silhouetted against the rising sun on an oilfield in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Everest Re

Industry: Reinsurance

Founded: 1973

Headquarters: Hamilton, Bermuda

Net income per employee: $797,838

Number of employees: 1,039

Net income: $829 million

Overall rank: 3

Everest Re, one of the leading reinsurance firms in property and casualty reinsurance and insurance, earns $797,838 per employee.

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CF Industries

Industry: Fertilisers and agricultural Chemicals

Founded: 1946

Headquarters: Deerfield, Illinois, United States

Net income per employee: $739,480

Number of employees: 2,500

Net income: $1,849 million

Overall rank: 4

CF Industries, which is a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural fertilisers, earns $739,480 per employee.

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Image: A farmer throws fertiliser on a rice paddy field in La Duong village, outside Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Iconix Brand Group

Industry: Textile

Founded: 1978

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Net income per employee: $739,243

Number of employees: 148

Net income: $109 million

Overall rank: 5

Iconix Brand Group, a brand management company that licenses brands to retailers and manufacturers, earns $739,243 per employee. Its brands are available in such outlets as JC Penney.

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Image: A woman checks her phone outside the entrance of a JC Penney store in New York.
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HollyFrontier

Industry: Oil and Gas

Founded: 1947

Headquarters: Dallas, Texas, United States

Net income per employee: $681,599

Number of employees: 2,534

Net income: $1,727 million

Overall rank: 6

HollyFrontier, a company that produces petrol, diesel fuel, jet fuel, etc., earns $681,599 per employee.

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Standard Pacific

Industry: Home construction

Founded: 1961

Headquarters: Irvine, California, United States

Net income per employee: $648,074

Number of employees: 820

Net income: $531 million

Overall rank: 7

Standard Pacific, which is the 12th largest home construction company in the US, earns $648,074 per employee.

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Exxon Mobil

Industry: Oil and gas

Founded: 1999

Headquarters: Irvine, California, United States

Net income per employee: $583,615

Number of employees: 76,900

Net income: $44,880 million

Overall rank: 8

Exxon Mobil, which is the third-largest company by revenue in the world, earns $583,615 per employee.

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Apple

Industry: Computer hardware and software

Founded: 1976

Headquarters: Cupertino, California, United States

Net income per employee: $573,255

Number of employees: 72,800

Net income: $41,733 million

Overall rank: 9

Apple, which manufactures and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers, earns $573,255 per employee.

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Gulfport Energy

Industry: Oil and gas

Founded: N/A

Headquarters: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Net income per employee: $534,148

Number of employees: 128

Net income: $68 million

Overall rank: 10

Gulfport Energy, which is an oil and gas exploration and production company, earns $534,148 per employee.

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Image: Vehicles queue for petrol in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Gilead Sciences

Industry: Biotechnology

Founded: 1987

Headquarters: Foster City, California, United States

Net income per employee: $518,313

Number of employees: 5,000

Net income: $2,592 million

Overall rank: 11

Gilead Sciences, a major biotechnology company, earns $518,313 per employee.

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Image: An employee talks with a customer inside a pharmacy in the Glyfada suburb of Athens, Greece.
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IntercontinentalExchange

Industry: Business services

Founded: 2000

Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Net income per employee: $512,141

Number of employees: 1,077

Net income: $552 million

Overall rank: 12

IntercontinentalExchange, a commodities exchange based in Georgia, earns $512,141 per employee.

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ConocoPhillips

Industry: Oil and gas

Founded: 2002

Headquarters: Houston, Texas, United States

Net income per employee: $498,698

Number of employees: 16,900

Net income: $8,428 million

Overall rank: 13

ConocoPhillips, a multinational energy corporation, earns $498,698 per employee.

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Image: ConocoPhillips oil refinery lights up a neighbourhood in San Pedro, California.
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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Founded: N/A

Headquarters: Irvine, California, United States

Net income per employee: $489,870

Number of employees: 193

Net income: $95 million

Overall rank: 14

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company based in California, earns $489,870 per employee.

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UNS Energy

Industry: Electric utilities

Founded: N/A

Headquarters: Tucson, Arizona, United States

Net income per employee: $488,812

Number of employees: 186

Net income: $91 million

Overall rank: 15

UNS Energy, provides natural gas and electric service to about 237,000 customers in 30 communities across Arizona, earns $488,812 per employee.

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United Therapeutics

Industry: Biotechnology

Founded: N/A

Headquarters: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Net income per employee: $488,671

Number of employees: 623

Net income: $304 million

Overall rank: 16

United Therapeutics, which focuses on unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions, earns $488,671 per employee.

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Marathon Oil

Industry: Oil and gas

Founded: 1887

Headquarters: Houston, Texas, United States

Net income per employee: $469,854

Number of employees: 3,367

Net income: $1,582 million

Overall rank: 17

Marathon Oil, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company, earns $469,854 per employee.

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Noble Energy

Industry: Oil and gas

Founded: 1932

Headquarters: Houston, Texas, United States

Net income per employee: $468,950

Number of employees: 1,190

Net income: $1,027 million

Overall rank: 18

Noble Energy, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company, earns $468,950 per employee.

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Alleghany

Industry: Reinsurance

Founded: 1929

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Net income per employee: $466,297

Number of employees: 1,506

Net income: $702 million

Overall rank: 19

Alleghany, a major reinsurance company based in the US, earns $466,297 per employee.

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Anadarko Petroleum

Industry: Oil and gas

Founded: 1959

Headquarters: The Woodlands, Texas, United States

Net income per employee: $459,808

Number of employees: 5,200

Net income: $2,391 million

Overall rank: 20

Anadarko Petroleum, an American oil and gas exploration company, earns $459,808 per employee.

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Altria

Industry: Tobacco

Founded: 1985

Headquarters: Henrico County, Virginia, United States

Net income per employee: $459,341

Number of employees: 9,100

Net income: $4,180 million

Overall rank: 21

Altria, one of the world's largest tobacco corporations, earns $459,341 per employee.

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Chevron Corporation

Industry: Oil and gas

Founded: 1984

Headquarters: San Ramon, California, United States

Net income per employee: $422,242

Number of employees: 62,000

Net income: $26,179 million

Overall rank: 22

Chevron Corporation, a company that is involved in all aspects of oil, gas and geothermal energy, earns $422,242 per employee.

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Inter Parfums

Industry: Personal products

Founded: 1983

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Net income per employee: $420,308

Number of employees: 312

Net income: $131 million

Overall rank: 23

Inter Parfums, which is a fragrance and beauty partner for some of the biggest brands in the world, earns $420,308 per employee.

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Cimarex Energy

Industry: Oil, gas & coal

Founded: N/A

Headquarters: Denver, Colorado, United States

Net income per employee: $415,773

Number of employees: 851

Net income: $354 million

Overall rank: 24

Cimarex Energy, which explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, earns $415,773 per employee.

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Acorda Therapeutics

Industry: Health care and biotechnology

Founded: 1995

Headquarters: Ardsley, New York, United States

Net income per employee: $409,942

Number of employees: 378

Net income: $155 million

Overall rank: 25

Acorda Therapeutics, which manufactures drugs to treat multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, earns $409,942 per employee.


Image: Graduate student Katie Bates works in the Nanomedicine Lab at UCL's School of Pharmacy in London, United Kingdom.
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