Company U.S. demographics

Updated January 2013

Of approximately 35,000 Aetna employees:


  • 75 percent of Aetna’s employees are women
  • Women hold 64 percent of management/supervisory positions
  • Women hold 21 percent of executive positions
  • 33 percent of Aetna’s board directors are women

Race and ethnicity

  • 31 percent of our employees are people of color
  • People of color hold 17 percent of management/supervisory positions
  • People of color hold 13 percent of executive positions
  • 17 percent of Aetna’s board of directors are people of color
  • 37 percent of our 2012 hires were people of color


  • Employees range in age from 17 to 84
  • The average age of our employees is 44
  • Less than 1 percent of Aetna’s employees are in the Traditionalist generation
    (born between 1925 and 1945)
  • 35 percent of Aetna’s employees are Baby Boomers
    (born between 1946 and 1963)
  • 47 percent of Aetna’s employees are in Generation X
    (born between 1964 and 1978)
  • 18 percent of Aetna’s employees are in Generation Y
    (born between 1979 and 1994)


  • Employees are located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Our largest work sites are:
    • Hartford, Connecticut – 13 percent
    • Blue Bell, Pennsylvania – 5 percent
    • Phoenix, Arizona – 3 percent

Work/life arrangements

  • 47 percent of our employees telework
  • 42 percent of our supervisors and managers telework
  • 19 percent of our employees with less than one year of service telework
  • 2 percent of our employees have variable work schedules
  • 3 percent of our employees work part-time

Years of Service

  • 15 percent of our employees have worked at Aetna for more than 20 years
  • 31 percent of our employees have worked at Aetna for fewer than 5 years

Veteran Status

  • 2 percent of our employees are Veterans


  • 3 percent of our employees self-identified as either gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender

Employee resource groups

Aetna values and respects the strengths and differences among our employees, customers and communities. Because our consumers, suppliers and strategic partners are more diverse today than ever before, we must be positioned to understand and create tailored solutions to meet their needs. Employee resource groups (ERGs) play an important role in supporting and sustaining this effort.

Aetna's ERGs are established to provide a mutually beneficial relationship for our company and our employees. Open to all employees, the ERGs contribute to an inclusive environment by providing opportunities for employees to share their experiences and expertise; partner with and give back to their communities; network with senior management; and learn career-building skills. In addition, they help Aetna meet its business objectives by providing guidance for creating effective products, services, advertising and information.

Aetna's ERGs are:

  • Aetna African American Employee Resource Group
  • Aetna Hispanic Employee Resource Group
  • Aetna Native-American Employee Resource Group
  • Aetna Employee Resource Group of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Employees
  • Aetna Women's Employee Resource Group 
  • Aetna Families Employee Resource Group
  • Aetna Veterans Employee Resource Group 
  • Employees with Disabilities Employee Resource Group
  • Asian-American Employee Resource Group
  • Boomers Employee Resource Group
  • Caregivers Employee Resource Group
  • Christian Employee Resource Group
  • Generation X Employee Resource Group
  • Generation Y Employee Resource Group 
  • Telework Community Employee Resource Group

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