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2002 Economic Census
Comparative Statistics for United States
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services - by subsector
Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Table includes only establishments of firms with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately for 2002 and 1997. Introductory text includes scope, methodology, non-sampling error, and confidentiality protection. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table. "% chg" columns show percent change between 1997 and 2002. An alternate display has fewer columns.
N = Not comparable or not available
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1997
NAICS
code
1997 NAICS Description Establishments Receipts ($1,000) Annual payroll ($1,000) Paid employees
2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg
  54 Professional, scientific, & technical services 739,592 621,129 19.1 867,813,273 595,250,649 45.8 369,625,454 231,398,791 59.7 6,977,999 5,361,210 30.2
to industry detail 541 Professional, scientific, & technical services 739,592 621,129 19.1 867,813,273 595,250,649 45.8 369,625,454 231,398,791 59.7 6,977,999 5,361,210 30.2

 

 

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services - by industry
Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Table includes only establishments of firms with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately for 2002 and 1997. Introductory text includes scope, methodology, non-sampling error, and confidentiality protection. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table. "% chg" columns show percent change between 1997 and 2002. An alternate display has fewer columns.
N = Not comparable or not available
1997
NAICS
code
1997 NAICS Description Establishments Receipts ($1,000) Annual payroll ($1,000) Paid employees
2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg
541 Professional, scientific, & technical services 739,592 621,129 19.1 867,813,273 595,250,649 45.8 369,625,454 231,398,791 59.7 6,977,999 5,361,210 30.2
5411 Legal services 179,438 176,248 1.8 182,116,717 128,549,213 41.7 69,875,044 49,856,688 40.2 1,160,582 1,035,408 12.1
54111 Offices of lawyers 169,125 168,289 0.5 172,865,953 124,113,697 39.3 66,761,868 48,206,258 38.5 1,080,446 979,390 10.3
54119 Other legal services 10,313 7,959 29.6 9,250,764 4,435,516 108.6 3,113,176 1,650,430 88.6 80,136 56,018 43.1
541191 Title abstract & settlement offices 8,026 6,391 25.6 7,617,052 3,489,167 118.3 2,613,593 1,386,275 88.5 65,957 46,711 41.2
541199 All other legal services 2,287 1,568 45.9 1,633,712 946,349 72.6 499,583 264,155 89.1 14,179 9,307 52.3
5412 Accounting, tax return prep, bookkeeping, & payroll services 112,262 97,512 15.1 84,120,793 61,117,315 37.6 41,306,300 26,104,086 58.2 1,317,939 966,533 36.4
54121 Accounting, tax return prep, bookkeeping, & payroll services 112,262 97,512 15.1 84,120,793 61,117,315 37.6 41,306,300 26,104,086 58.2 1,317,939 966,533 36.4
541211 Offices of certified public accountants 56,711 53,651 5.7 48,532,378 38,601,265 25.7 20,351,797 15,167,282 34.2 426,511 389,340 9.5
541213 Tax return preparation services 19,244 12,830 50.0 4,128,772 2,184,210 89.0 1,466,405 760,170 92.9 205,127 147,698 38.9
541214 Payroll services 4,067 2,709 50.1 21,423,066 14,113,017 51.8 14,268,526 7,598,085 87.8 508,525 316,425 60.7
541219 Other accounting services 32,240 28,322 13.8 10,036,577 6,218,823 61.4 5,219,572 2,578,549 102.4 177,776 113,070 57.2
5413 Architectural, engineering, & related services 101,171 92,710 9.1 158,366,359 116,986,061 35.4 66,709,022 46,942,816 42.1 1,230,479 1,038,317 18.5
54131 Architectural services 23,264 20,602 12.9 25,241,083 16,988,338 48.6 9,713,528 6,468,524 50.2 185,462 146,702 26.4
54133 Engineering services 55,317 52,526 5.3 116,987,269 88,180,688 32.7 49,790,820 35,337,890 40.9 859,799 730,048 17.8
54134 Drafting services 2,675 1,872 42.9 730,778 605,362 20.7 352,774 310,342 13.7 10,102 9,150 10.4
54135 Building inspection services 4,096 2,771 47.8 1,310,016 639,041 105.0 455,139 240,080 89.6 14,161 8,674 63.3
54136 Geophysical surveying & mapping services 743 587 26.6 1,048,913 1,087,786 -3.6 394,792 445,595 -11.4 8,184 9,905 -17.4
54137 Surveying & mapping (except geophysical) services 9,120 8,864 2.9 4,277,685 3,041,882 40.6 2,046,307 1,431,603 42.9 59,174 51,814 14.2
54138 Testing laboratories 5,956 5,488 8.5 8,770,615 6,442,964 36.1 3,955,662 2,708,782 46.0 93,597 82,024 14.1
5414 Specialized design services 30,485 26,436 15.3 17,075,272 14,254,024 19.8 4,951,829 4,088,006 21.1 117,161 113,035 3.7
54141 Interior design services 11,316 9,612 17.7 7,017,703 4,945,340 41.9 1,422,147 1,021,531 39.2 39,195 33,915 15.6
54142 Industrial design services 1,642 1,322 24.2 1,277,633 1,363,017 -6.3 513,217 582,591 -11.9 9,702 13,607 -28.7
54143 Graphic design services 15,851 14,631 8.3 8,095,989 7,554,903 7.2 2,769,134 2,354,674 17.6 62,036 61,622 0.7
54149 Other specialized design services 1,676 871 92.4 683,947 390,764 75.0 247,331 129,210 91.4 6,228 3,891 60.1
5415 Computer systems design & related services 105,726 72,278 46.3 173,479,908 108,967,614 59.2 72,399,026 42,150,658 71.8 1,107,613 764,659 44.9
541511 Custom computer programming services 48,960 31,624 54.8 60,157,438 38,300,515 57.1 30,095,807 18,417,084 63.4 439,552 318,198 38.1
541512 Computer systems design services 39,524 30,804 28.3 78,362,951 51,212,916 53.0 28,587,305 18,459,669 54.9 434,747 337,526 28.8
541513 Computer facilities management services 4,882 1,445 237.9 22,279,279 15,114,194 47.4 7,508,644 3,389,511 121.5 125,905 71,821 75.3
541519 Other computer related services 12,360 8,405 47.1 12,680,240 4,339,989 192.2 6,207,270 1,884,394 229.4 107,409 37,114 189.4
5416 Management, scientific, & technical consulting services 116,386 80,426 44.7 106,464,397 63,428,740 67.8 43,089,483 26,581,677 62.1 744,637 511,252 45.6
54161 Management consulting services 93,602 60,794 54.0 91,464,208 52,224,697 75.1 37,357,344 22,296,821 67.5 629,772 411,044 53.2
541611 Administrative management & general management consulting service 48,388 27,399 76.6 53,716,173 28,556,409 88.1 22,880,566 12,738,842 79.6 352,832 208,674 69.1
541612 Human resources & executive search consulting services 16,254 14,788 9.9 14,830,374 10,713,115 38.4 7,072,229 5,160,322 37.1 124,554 99,719 24.9
541613 Marketing consulting services 18,892 12,498 51.2 14,332,560 7,874,497 82.0 4,605,074 2,547,408 80.8 94,645 61,418 54.1
541614 Process, physical distribution, & logistics consulting services 2,743 3,078 -10.9 5,178,040 3,259,152 58.9 1,600,440 1,195,682 33.9 30,787 25,366 21.4
541618 Other management consulting services 7,325 3,031 141.7 3,407,061 1,821,524 87.0 1,199,035 654,567 83.2 26,954 15,867 69.9
54162 Environmental consulting services 8,537 6,725 26.9 6,933,412 4,780,771 45.0 2,670,993 1,777,594 50.3 57,224 46,145 24.0
54169 Other scientific & technical consulting services 14,247 12,907 10.4 8,066,777 6,423,272 25.6 3,061,146 2,507,262 22.1 57,641 54,063 6.6
5417 Scientific research & development services 15,343 11,122 38.0 64,838,044 37,290,010 73.9 43,699,283 N N 621,583 N N
54171 R&D in the physical, engineering, & life sciences 13,140 9,173 43.2 60,807,261 34,145,927 78.1 39,987,983 N N 560,874 N N
54172 Research & development in the social sciences & humanities 2,203 1,949 13.0 4,030,783 3,144,083 28.2 3,711,300 N N 60,709 N N
5418 Advertising & related services 38,058 38,832 -2.0 56,734,977 49,290,082 15.1 19,540,160 16,012,117 22.0 411,120 417,214 -1.5
54181 Advertising agencies 12,490 13,390 -6.7 21,113,243 16,871,520 25.1 9,601,793 7,556,880 27.1 154,066 139,486 10.5
54182 Public relations agencies 6,850 6,513 5.2 6,206,603 4,771,957 30.1 2,679,143 1,951,633 37.3 44,930 38,735 16.0
54183 Media buying services 888 882 0.7 1,150,307 1,056,713 8.9 455,935 422,027 8.0 7,834 8,534 -8.2
54184 Media representatives 2,398 2,686 -10.7 2,728,672 3,308,665 -17.5 895,657 1,060,529 -15.5 19,132 26,437 -27.6
54185 Display advertising 2,529 2,261 11.9 4,646,728 4,638,974 0.2 936,687 823,063 13.8 27,315 41,357 -34.0
54186 Direct mail advertising 3,757 3,454 8.8 10,557,177 8,672,214 21.7 2,775,798 2,426,572 14.4 77,318 85,669 -9.7
54187 Advertising material distribution services 646 560 15.4 1,487,845 829,683 79.3 357,684 174,956 104.4 10,006 9,642 3.8
54189 Other services related to advertising 8,500 9,086 -6.4 8,844,402 9,140,356 -3.2 1,837,463 1,596,457 15.1 70,519 67,354 4.7
5419 Other professional, scientific, & technical services 40,723 25,565 59.3 24,616,806 15,367,590 60.2 8,055,307 5,114,523 57.5 266,885 212,669 25.5
54191 Marketing research & public opinion polling 5,463 4,030 35.6 10,893,046 7,879,886 38.2 4,081,034 2,963,417 37.7 122,365 107,552 13.8
54192 Photographic services 18,741 17,573 6.6 6,538,064 5,571,219 17.4 1,656,052 1,539,891 7.5 79,630 83,905 -5.1
541921 Photographic studios, portrait 14,545 13,245 9.8 4,751,987 3,705,100 28.3 1,143,508 990,666 15.4 63,880 65,395 -2.3
541922 Commercial photography 4,196 4,328 -3.0 1,786,077 1,866,119 -4.3 512,544 549,225 -6.7 15,750 18,510 -14.9
54193 Translation & interpretation sevices 1,572 904 73.9 876,102 414,570 111.3 268,912 142,155 89.2 9,721 4,863 99.9
54199 All other professional, scientific, & technical services 14,947 3,058 388.8 6,309,594 1,501,915 320.1 2,049,309 469,060 336.9 55,169 16,349 237.4

 

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