1997 Economic Census:
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
District of Columbia


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 3,760 10,365,167 3,935,455 61,123
Exempt 263 1,144,342 323,596 7,045
541 Professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 3,760 10,365,167 3,935,455 61,123
Exempt 263 1,144,342 323,596 7,045

 

 

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 3,760 10,365,167 3,935,455 61,123
Exempt 263 1,144,342 323,596 7,045
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Receipts
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
541 Professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 3,760 10,365,167 3,935,455 61,123
Exempt 263 1,144,342 323,596 7,045
5411 Legal services Taxable 1,600 5,879,757 2,098,451 28,841
Exempt 42 36,351 17,191 485
54111 Offices of lawyers Taxable 1,580 5,856,825 2,092,890 28,615
Exempt 42 36,351 17,191 485
5411101 Offices of lawyers (except legal aid societies) Taxable 1,580 5,856,825 2,092,890 28,615
5411102 Legal aid societies & similar legal services Exempt 42 36,351 17,191 485
54119 Other legal services Taxable 20 22,932 5,561 226
541191 Title abstract & settlement offices Taxable 13 6,661 2,404 80
541199 All other legal services Taxable 7 16,271 3,157 146
5412 Accounting, tax return prep, bookkeeping, & payroll services Taxable 151 575,371 257,863 5,430
54121 Accounting, tax return prep, bookkeeping, & payroll services Taxable 151 575,371 257,863 5,430
541211 Offices of certified public accountants Taxable 98 556,382 247,237 4,488
541213 Tax return preparation services Taxable 12 5,063 1,626 305
541214 Payroll services Taxable 16 10,127 7,421 553
541219 Other accounting services Taxable 25 3,799 1,579 84
5413 Architectural, engineering, & related services Taxable 261 500,463 185,301 3,785
54131 Architectural services Taxable 122 243,985 91,375 1,901
54132 Landscape Architectural Services (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
54133 Engineering services Taxable 134 253,942 92,467 1,856
54134 Drafting services Taxable 2 D D (20-99)
54135 Building inspection services Taxable 1 D D (1-19)
54137 Surveying & mapping (except geophysical) services Taxable 1 D D (1-19)
54138 Testing laboratories Taxable 1 D D (1-19)
5414 Specialized design services Taxable 143 121,493 40,622 820
54141 Interior design services Taxable 51 62,038 20,540 377
54142 Industrial design services Taxable 1 D D (1-19)
54143 Graphic design services Taxable 91 D D (250-499)
5414301 Graphic design services (except commercial art & medical artists) Taxable 84 56,720 19,303 423
5414302 Commercial art Taxable 7 D D (20-99)
5415 Computer systems design & related services Taxable 295 505,015 205,455 4,188
541511 Custom computer programming services Taxable 123 177,700 80,755 1,622
541512 Computer systems design services Taxable 118 259,949 89,611 1,705
5415121 Computer systems integrators Taxable 47 177,569 57,541 1,003
5415122 Computer systems consultants (except systems integrators) Taxable 71 82,380 32,070 702
541513 Computer facilities management services Taxable 37 62,272 32,543 787
541519 Other computer related services Taxable 17 5,094 2,546 74
5416 Management, scientific, & technical consulting services Taxable 767 1,851,805 743,208 11,429
54161 Management consulting services Taxable 518 1,491,766 576,987 9,159
541611 Administrative management & general management consulting service Taxable 291 1,071,362 400,520 6,871
541612 Human resources & executive search consulting services Taxable 80 205,088 89,003 1,170
5416121 Actuarial consulting Taxable 6 D D (250-499)
5416122 Executive placement services Taxable 32 D D (250-499)
5416123 Human resources & personnel management consulting Taxable 42 105,444 44,139 515
541613 Marketing consulting services Taxable 99 70,847 24,967 382
541614 Process, physical distribution, & logistics consulting services Taxable 8 9,676 5,849 48
541618 Other management consulting services Taxable 40 134,793 56,648 688
54162 Environmental consulting services Taxable 40 41,222 18,047 300
54169 Other scientific & technical consulting services Taxable 209 318,817 148,174 1,970
5417 Scientific research & development services Taxable 81 162,372 61,430 1,176
Exempt 221 1,107,991 306,405 6,560
54171 R&D in the physical, engineering, & life sciences Taxable 32 76,569 26,377 485
Exempt 84 579,748 140,169 2,898
5417101 R&D in the physical & engineering sciences Taxable 26 72,153 25,299 473
Exempt 44 170,405 33,209 697
5417102 Research & development in the life sciences Taxable 6 4,416 1,078 12
Exempt 40 409,343 106,960 2,201
54172 Research & development in the social sciences & humanities Taxable 49 85,803 35,053 691
Exempt 137 528,243 166,236 3,662
5418 Advertising & related services Taxable 373 611,536 273,844 3,933
54181 Advertising agencies Taxable 31 44,793 22,772 344
54182 Public relations agencies Taxable 312 493,925 230,629 3,192
54183 Media buying services Taxable 4 3,216 1,670 27
54184 Media representatives Taxable 4 D D (20-99)
5418401 Radio & television advertising representatives Taxable 1 D D (20-99)
5418402 Publishers' advertising representatives Taxable 3 D D (20-99)
54185 Display advertising Taxable 2 D D (1-19)
5418502 Outdoor advertising services Taxable 2 D D (1-19)
54186 Direct mail advertising Taxable 11 34,563 13,236 248
54189 Other services related to advertising Taxable 9 15,782 2,526 56
5418902 Advertising specialties goods distributor Taxable 7 D D (20-99)
5418903 Sign painting & lettering shop Taxable 2 D D (1-19)
5419 Other professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 89 157,355 69,281 1,521
54191 Marketing research & public opinion polling Taxable 47 135,520 62,144 1,357
54192 Photographic services Taxable 29 7,351 2,133 99
541921 Photographic studios, portrait Taxable 11 2,215 507 27
541922 Commercial photography Taxable 18 5,136 1,626 72
54193 Translation & interpretation services Taxable 4 2,382 483 11
54194 Veterinary Services (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
54199 All other professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 9 12,102 4,521 54
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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