1997 Economic Census:
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
California


These data are from the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses.
For more recent data, see the current Industry Statistics Sampler.
 
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services by Subsector
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
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NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Receipts
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  54 Professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 78,635 89,555,691 35,258,615 805,856
Exempt 792 2,243,079 846,554 20,376
541 Professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 78,635 89,555,691 35,258,615 805,856
Exempt 792 2,243,079 846,554 20,376

 

 

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services by Industry
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Receipts
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
54 Professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 78,635 89,555,691 35,258,615 805,856
Exempt 792 2,243,079 846,554 20,376
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Receipts
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
541 Professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 78,635 89,555,691 35,258,615 805,856
Exempt 792 2,243,079 846,554 20,376
5411 Legal services Taxable 21,520 18,556,351 6,979,837 124,890
Exempt 309 211,874 107,282 3,124
54111 Offices of lawyers Taxable 20,976 18,124,117 6,818,314 119,945
Exempt 309 211,874 107,282 3,124
5411101 Offices of lawyers (except legal aid societies) Taxable 20,976 18,124,117 6,818,314 119,945
5411102 Legal aid societies & similar legal services Exempt 309 211,874 107,282 3,124
54119 Other legal services Taxable 544 432,234 161,523 4,945
541191 Title abstract & settlement offices Taxable 265 246,374 106,609 2,913
541199 All other legal services Taxable 279 185,860 54,914 2,032
5412 Accounting, tax return prep, bookkeeping, & payroll services Taxable 12,766 13,277,990 6,083,591 242,857
54121 Accounting, tax return prep, bookkeeping, & payroll services Taxable 12,766 13,277,990 6,083,591 242,857
541211 Offices of certified public accountants Taxable 7,045 5,502,245 2,033,956 47,900
541213 Tax return preparation services Taxable 1,849 325,967 105,351 13,636
541214 Payroll services Taxable 350 6,468,144 3,520,836 165,300
541219 Other accounting services Taxable 3,522 981,634 423,448 16,021
5413 Architectural, engineering, & related services Taxable 11,857 16,407,512 6,553,709 129,826
54131 Architectural services Taxable 2,789 2,482,256 909,074 18,911
54132 Landscape Architectural Services (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
54133 Engineering services Taxable 7,389 12,449,433 5,036,040 93,595
54134 Drafting services Taxable 193 85,265 38,258 1,249
54135 Building inspection services Taxable 271 90,883 37,091 1,124
54136 Geophysical surveying & mapping services Taxable 41 14,280 4,788 164
54137 Surveying & mapping (except geophysical) services Taxable 504 223,604 99,706 2,802
54138 Testing laboratories Taxable 670 1,061,791 428,752 11,981
5414 Specialized design services Taxable 3,586 2,537,242 722,117 18,660
54141 Interior design services Taxable 1,122 791,655 171,073 5,169
54142 Industrial design services Taxable 232 237,474 85,545 1,846
54143 Graphic design services Taxable 2,069 1,443,347 446,967 10,754
5414301 Graphic design services (except commercial art & medical artists) Taxable 1,824 1,329,272 408,668 9,937
5414302 Commercial art Taxable 237 111,705 37,513 794
5414303 Medical artists Taxable 8 2,370 786 23
54149 Other specialized design services Taxable 163 64,766 18,532 891
5415 Computer systems design & related services Taxable 9,720 15,784,522 6,238,135 101,494
541511 Custom computer programming services Taxable 4,545 5,971,955 2,917,982 46,199
541512 Computer systems design services Taxable 3,985 7,767,865 2,753,168 43,270
5415121 Computer systems integrators Taxable 1,376 5,330,706 1,666,422 25,766
5415122 Computer systems consultants (except systems integrators) Taxable 2,609 2,437,159 1,086,746 17,504
541513 Computer facilities management services Taxable 185 1,343,118 301,425 7,108
541519 Other computer related services Taxable 1,005 701,584 265,560 4,917
5416 Management, scientific, & technical consulting services Taxable 9,596 8,219,392 3,330,783 61,974
54161 Management consulting services Taxable 7,289 6,665,451 2,738,421 49,474
541611 Administrative management & general management consulting service Taxable 3,252 3,781,485 1,601,679 25,557
541612 Human resources & executive search consulting services Taxable 1,802 1,381,447 666,089 13,151
5416121 Actuarial consulting Taxable 85 80,295 39,927 605
5416122 Executive placement services Taxable 938 748,307 385,661 7,109
5416123 Human resources & personnel management consulting Taxable 779 552,845 240,501 5,437
541613 Marketing consulting services Taxable 1,624 975,484 275,102 6,416
541614 Process, physical distribution, & logistics consulting services Taxable 294 336,572 123,743 2,455
541618 Other management consulting services Taxable 317 190,463 71,808 1,895
54162 Environmental consulting services Taxable 798 682,434 253,442 6,221
54169 Other scientific & technical consulting services Taxable 1,509 871,507 338,920 6,279
5417 Scientific research & development services Taxable 1,666 5,794,861 2,510,709 39,133
Exempt 483 2,031,205 739,272 17,252
54171 R&D in the physical, engineering, & life sciences Taxable 1,503 5,620,652 2,435,296 37,347
Exempt 371 1,725,609 618,492 14,620
5417101 R&D in the physical & engineering sciences Taxable 928 3,368,141 1,478,487 22,589
Exempt 129 922,457 289,126 6,398
5417102 Research & development in the life sciences Taxable 575 2,252,511 956,809 14,758
Exempt 242 803,152 329,366 8,222
54172 Research & development in the social sciences & humanities Taxable 163 174,209 75,413 1,786
Exempt 112 305,596 120,780 2,632
5418 Advertising & related services Taxable 4,755 7,034,011 2,217,519 61,745
54181 Advertising agencies Taxable 1,531 2,204,342 979,101 16,681
54182 Public relations agencies Taxable 1,074 816,703 333,414 6,821
54183 Media buying services Taxable 130 230,810 104,173 2,351
54184 Media representatives Taxable 359 492,128 137,096 3,281
5418401 Radio & television advertising representatives Taxable 151 218,963 85,636 2,008
5418402 Publishers' advertising representatives Taxable 208 273,165 51,460 1,273
54185 Display advertising Taxable 212 683,904 113,868 5,382
5418501 Display advertising (except outdoor) Taxable 83 341,702 42,659 3,489
5418502 Outdoor advertising services Taxable 129 342,202 71,209 1,893
54186 Direct mail advertising Taxable 432 1,019,067 268,755 10,464
54187 Advertising material distribution services Taxable 76 138,024 23,200 3,240
54189 Other services related to advertising Taxable 941 1,449,033 257,912 13,525
5418901 Welcoming services Taxable 13 2,132 704 45
5418902 Advertising specialties goods distributor Taxable 443 1,138,804 162,671 4,749
5418903 Sign painting & lettering shop Taxable 358 94,480 25,855 1,279
5418909 All other advertising Taxable 127 213,617 68,682 7,452
5419 Other professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 3,169 1,943,810 622,215 25,277
54191 Marketing research & public opinion polling Taxable 524 933,789 335,883 12,362
54192 Photographic services Taxable 2,058 683,672 191,349 9,848
541921 Photographic studios, portrait Taxable 1,519 431,914 121,027 7,732
541922 Commercial photography Taxable 539 251,758 70,322 2,116
54193 Translation & interpretation services Taxable 187 85,850 26,742 917
54194 Veterinary Services (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
54199 All other professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 400 240,499 68,241 2,150
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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