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


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 13,411 10,564,795 4,247,279 101,848
Exempt 137 301,104 133,436 3,638
541 Professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 13,411 10,564,795 4,247,279 101,848
Exempt 137 301,104 133,436 3,638

 

 

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 13,411 10,564,795 4,247,279 101,848
Exempt 137 301,104 133,436 3,638
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Receipts
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
541 Professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 13,411 10,564,795 4,247,279 101,848
Exempt 137 301,104 133,436 3,638
5411 Legal services Taxable 3,406 2,110,209 873,166 19,122
Exempt 58 42,866 28,274 679
54111 Offices of lawyers Taxable 3,304 2,036,932 836,751 18,005
Exempt 58 42,866 28,274 679
5411101 Offices of lawyers (except legal aid societies) Taxable 3,304 2,036,932 836,751 18,005
5411102 Legal aid societies & similar legal services Exempt 58 42,866 28,274 679
54119 Other legal services Taxable 102 73,277 36,415 1,117
541191 Title abstract & settlement offices Taxable 62 46,977 20,147 719
541199 All other legal services Taxable 40 26,300 16,268 398
5412 Accounting, tax return prep, bookkeeping, & payroll services Taxable 2,159 951,487 406,679 14,797
54121 Accounting, tax return prep, bookkeeping, & payroll services Taxable 2,159 951,487 406,679 14,797
541211 Offices of certified public accountants Taxable 1,116 671,196 269,269 6,898
541213 Tax return preparation services Taxable 243 35,793 11,645 1,901
541214 Payroll services Taxable 47 134,144 78,980 3,617
541219 Other accounting services Taxable 753 110,354 46,785 2,381
5413 Architectural, engineering, & related services Taxable 2,517 2,803,213 1,216,114 26,137
54131 Architectural services Taxable 661 494,026 181,146 4,363
54132 Landscape Architectural Services (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
54133 Engineering services Taxable 1,382 2,072,923 925,967 18,335
54134 Drafting services Taxable 49 7,885 3,722 127
54135 Building inspection services Taxable 79 16,665 6,994 255
54136 Geophysical surveying & mapping services Taxable 9 32,945 12,448 387
54137 Surveying & mapping (except geophysical) services Taxable 221 65,922 31,820 1,076
54138 Testing laboratories Taxable 116 112,847 54,017 1,594
5414 Specialized design services Taxable 516 200,553 61,327 1,874
54141 Interior design services Taxable 151 60,898 12,075 465
54142 Industrial design services Taxable 18 14,874 5,853 139
54143 Graphic design services Taxable 332 120,054 41,936 1,208
5414301 Graphic design services (except commercial art & medical artists) Taxable 288 112,445 39,948 1,106
5414302 Commercial art Taxable 44 7,609 1,988 102
54149 Other specialized design services Taxable 15 4,727 1,463 62
5415 Computer systems design & related services Taxable 1,469 1,828,541 705,612 13,232
541511 Custom computer programming services Taxable 694 553,635 300,096 5,381
541512 Computer systems design services Taxable 586 1,096,122 345,058 6,624
5415121 Computer systems integrators Taxable 204 639,771 204,960 4,201
5415122 Computer systems consultants (except systems integrators) Taxable 382 456,351 140,098 2,423
541513 Computer facilities management services Taxable 24 91,635 21,456 612
541519 Other computer related services Taxable 165 87,149 39,002 615
5416 Management, scientific, & technical consulting services Taxable 1,820 917,169 380,820 7,972
54161 Management consulting services Taxable 1,287 695,394 281,315 5,583
541611 Administrative management & general management consulting service Taxable 606 338,974 137,365 2,378
541612 Human resources & executive search consulting services Taxable 293 198,294 91,483 1,983
5416121 Actuarial consulting Taxable 13 71,008 28,805 485
5416122 Executive placement services Taxable 140 56,059 29,474 799
5416123 Human resources & personnel management consulting Taxable 140 71,227 33,204 699
541613 Marketing consulting services Taxable 259 82,790 25,765 613
541614 Process, physical distribution, & logistics consulting services Taxable 67 48,386 17,248 348
541618 Other management consulting services Taxable 62 26,950 9,454 261
54162 Environmental consulting services Taxable 223 110,434 45,194 1,193
54169 Other scientific & technical consulting services Taxable 310 111,341 54,311 1,196
5417 Scientific research & development services Taxable 218 864,877 306,893 5,928
Exempt 79 258,238 105,162 2,959
54171 R&D in the physical, engineering, & life sciences Taxable 200 857,832 303,838 5,857
Exempt 57 249,041 101,510 2,846
5417101 R&D in the physical & engineering sciences Taxable 111 633,544 222,308 4,446
Exempt 22 11,196 3,071 80
5417102 Research & development in the life sciences Taxable 89 224,288 81,530 1,411
Exempt 35 237,845 98,439 2,766
54172 Research & development in the social sciences & humanities Taxable 18 7,045 3,055 71
Exempt 22 9,197 3,652 113
5418 Advertising & related services Taxable 723 666,062 220,632 8,858
54181 Advertising agencies Taxable 219 165,593 75,887 1,638
54182 Public relations agencies Taxable 145 60,130 25,297 559
54183 Media buying services Taxable 17 14,287 4,028 81
54184 Media representatives Taxable 49 38,077 13,620 513
5418401 Radio & television advertising representatives Taxable 23 18,487 7,710 315
5418402 Publishers' advertising representatives Taxable 26 19,590 5,910 198
54185 Display advertising Taxable 29 75,929 14,991 402
5418501 Display advertising (except outdoor) Taxable 16 D D (250-499)
5418502 Outdoor advertising services Taxable 13 D D (100-249)
54186 Direct mail advertising Taxable 64 92,243 21,828 777
54187 Advertising material distribution services Taxable 11 5,245 1,361 56
54189 Other services related to advertising Taxable 189 214,558 63,620 4,832
5418901 Welcoming services Taxable 6 D D (20-99)
5418902 Advertising specialties goods distributor Taxable 65 120,689 20,158 641
5418903 Sign painting & lettering shop Taxable 89 17,694 4,797 299
5418909 All other advertising Taxable 29 D D (2500-4999)
5419 Other professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 583 222,684 76,036 3,928
54191 Marketing research & public opinion polling Taxable 72 78,763 36,593 1,729
54192 Photographic services Taxable 402 107,917 31,254 1,823
541921 Photographic studios, portrait Taxable 303 75,386 22,751 1,488
541922 Commercial photography Taxable 99 32,531 8,503 335
54193 Translation & interpretation services Taxable 37 12,664 3,666 192
54194 Veterinary Services (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
54199 All other professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 72 23,340 4,523 184
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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