Define: Revenue Per Employee

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Definition: Revenue Per Employee


Full Definition of Revenue Per Employee

Revenue Per Employee is an operating performance ratio that looks at a company’s sales/revenue in relation to the number of employees they have.

Industry and product-line characteristics will influence this indicator of employee productivity. Tracking this dollar figure historically and comparing it to peer-group companies will make this quantitative dollar amount more meaningful in an analytical sense.

Revenue per employee is also influenced by the age of a company. Young companies usually have small revenues and they are usually in the process of hiring employees to fill key positions.


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Definition Sources

Definitions for Revenue Per Employee are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 22nd March, 2020