Building Our Diverse Team

Building Our Diverse Team

The employees of Northrop Grumman are truly extraordinary.

We are confident some of the finest minds in the country are part of our diverse team. Our employees come from varied backgrounds and have unique skills and experience. It is this diversity that makes us great. It fosters creativity and invention, and enables us to create some of the most technically sophisticated products and services in the world.

Here’s some information about some of the people who make Northrop Grumman extraordinary.

Pie chart showing the percentage of People of Color at Northrop Grumman

Our Employee Population

At Northrop Grumman, we strive to build and retain the best team in the industry — one that is diverse and inclusive. By seeking top talent from a diverse pool, we continue to ensure that we have the right makeup of employees to help us reach our goals.

By being diverse and inclusive, we are also able to produce an engaged team where colleagues can do their best work and grow personally and professionally. Northrop Grumman is committed to achieving and sustaining an inclusive and diverse employee population by fostering a culture of equal opportunity through affirmative action and other proactive measures.

The company, as a major government contractor, records and monitors racial/ethnic, gender, people with disabilities and veterans as required by U.S. federal regulations.

Below is Northrop Grumman’s diversity representation by major job category. By being transparent, we intend to be an employer of choice.

People at Northrop Grumman

2019 Employee Demographics*

*Because 2019 represents the final year of our five-year diversity plan, we did not include the added employee population resulting from the 2018 acquisition of Orbital ATK. Beginning next year, demographic data will include all employees across the company. For more details, see our 2020 Sustainability Report.

chart showing Total Population of Females and People of Color in 2019

Total Population

26.2% Female; 37.3% People of Color

Pie chart showing the percentage of People of Color at Northrop Grumman

People of Color

Asian: 12.4%; Hispanic: 11.9%; Black/African American: 8.9%; Two or More Races: 3.3%; American Indian/Native American or Alaska Native: 0.4%; Native Hawaiian/Ot…

Chart showing Total Population Management of Females and People of Color

Total Population Management and above

27.6% Female; 28.0% People of Color

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Vice President and above Population

32.6% Female; 18.0% People of Color

Pie chart showing the percentage of veterans at Northrop Grumman



Pie chart showing percentage of Persons with Disabilities

Persons with Disabilities


Northrop Grumman has been committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive team over time, and we continue to make progress.

EEO Data 2018–2020

Click on the year(s) below see the EEO Data for that period:

2018 EEO Data

2019 EEO Data

2020 EEO Data