FAU, including the affiliated Universitätsklinikum, is the second largest employer in Erlangen with over 14,200 staff in various different types of employment. The statistics below, with the exception of the figures referring to professors, do not include Universitätsklinikum.
On 1 December 2017, the following were working at FAU:
- 579 professors
- 3,493 members of research staff
- 2,287 members of administrative staff