FAU, including the affiliated Universitätsklinikum, is the second largest employer in Erlangen with over 14,000 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 2016, the following were working at FAU:
- 576 professors
- 3,464 members of research staff
- 2,290 members of administrative staff