The largest employer in Gilbert, Arizona is the Gilbert Unified School District. The Town of Gilbert and State of Arizona are in the top five. The largest non-government employers in the Town of Gilbert are:
- Banner Health Care
- Orbital Sciences Corporation
- Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
- B H Drywall, Stucco & Painting
- Structures Inc.
The Chandler/Gilbert Community College is the only institution of higher learning in Gilbert (and it's really in Chandler).