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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 1998:
Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services
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By detailed employment size By year By state By industry
 
U.S. - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services by Employment Size of Enterprise
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Employment size of enterprise Firms Estab-
lish-
ments
Paid
employees
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
All firms 641,621 687,992 6,052,365 277,676,568
Firms with no employees (as of March 12) 96,052 96,102 0 4,828,230
Firms with 1 to 4 employees 362,486 362,779 697,631 23,908,940
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 93,638 94,431 609,665 22,048,483
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 49,272 51,433 653,036 27,040,826
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 32,770 42,080 1,210,239 59,211,329
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 5,240 14,570 840,861 42,538,851
Firms with 500 employees or more 2,163 26,597 2,040,933 98,099,909
    Firms with 500 to 999 employees 748 4,002 282,253 15,137,938
    Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 308 1,854 165,080 8,796,952
    Firms with 1,500 to 2,499 employees 262 2,068 154,732 7,741,124
    Firms with 2,500 employees or more 845 18,673 1,438,868 66,423,895
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

 

 

U.S. - Professional, scientific, and technical services - by Year
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Year Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to 2008 detail 2008 771,725 6.5% 1.3% 0.4% 8,032,847 71.4% 52.8% 38.9%
link to 2007 detail 2007 787,157 6.5% 1.3% 0.4% 8,179,941 71.4% 52.8% 38.9%
link to 2006 detail 2006 772,025 6.6% 1.3% 0.4% 8,054,094 71.5% 52.6% 38.4%
link to 2005 detail 2005 757,174 6.4% 1.3% 0.4% 7,689,366 71.1% 52.3% 38.3%
link to 2004 detail 2004 734,912 6.5% 1.3% 0.4% 7,569,981 70.9% 52.0% 38.4%
link to 2003 detail 2003 714,790 6.6% 1.3% 0.4% 7,340,246 70.6% 51.7% 38.1%
link to 2002 detail 2002 708,000 6.5% 1.2% 0.4% 7,046,205 69.6% 49.9% 35.8%
link to 2001 detail 2001 682,278 6.9% 1.3% 0.4% 7,156,579 70.5% 50.3% 35.9%
link to 2000 detail 2000 670,099 6.7% 1.2% 0.4% 6,816,216 69.7% 49.5% 35.3%
link to 1999 detail 1999 654,464 6.5% 1.2% 0.3% 6,432,422 68.7% 48.5% 34.9%
link to 1998 detail 1998 641,621 6.3% 1.2% 0.3% 6,052,365 67.6% 47.6% 33.7%

 

 

Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services by State
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State Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to industry detail United States 641,621 6.3% 1.2% 0.3% 6,052,365 67.6% 47.6% 33.7%
link to industry detail Alabama 7,602 9.1% 3.4% 1.9% 65,196 61.5% 39.3% 24.1%
link to industry detail Alaska 1,497 10.4% 5.1% 3.9% 9,497 53.5% 30.3% 22.8%
link to industry detail Arizona 10,952 9.3% 3.8% 2.1% 98,558 68.6% 49.7% 38.7%
link to industry detail Arkansas 4,500 6.1% 2.1% 1.3% 27,689 49.7% 30.2% 20.3%
link to industry detail California 82,608 8.1% 2.2% 0.9% 923,236 73.3% 54.9% 42.4%
link to industry detail Colorado 15,738 7.9% 3.5% 2.0% 117,745 63.5% 44.8% 33.8%
link to industry detail Connecticut 9,959 8.5% 3.3% 2.0% 78,066 61.4% 40.1% 26.5%
link to industry detail Delaware 1,956 12.1% 5.4% 3.2% 17,047 68.0% 44.8% 29.6%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 3,939 21.7% 11.3% 5.8% 71,142 83.7% 65.7% 44.5%
link to industry detail Florida 45,676 6.1% 2.0% 0.9% 318,849 59.6% 40.5% 28.0%
link to industry detail Georgia 19,647 9.0% 3.7% 1.9% 166,546 67.3% 47.5% 31.8%
link to industry detail Hawaii 2,581 9.8% 4.3% 3.0% 17,143 53.0% 23.4% 15.6%
link to industry detail Idaho 2,590 8.4% 3.6% 2.4% 22,341 63.6% 48.6% 41.3%
link to industry detail Illinois 32,797 8.4% 2.9% 1.4% 311,755 70.5% 51.6% 38.1%
link to industry detail Indiana 10,482 8.6% 2.9% 1.7% 81,705 58.5% 34.0% 23.0%
link to industry detail Iowa 5,160 7.7% 2.8% 1.8% 37,298 54.3% 32.7% 24.4%
link to industry detail Kansas 5,821 9.1% 4.0% 2.3% 49,420 63.7% 43.8% 29.3%
link to industry detail Kentucky 6,670 8.3% 3.4% 1.9% 48,538 55.8% 33.8% 19.7%
link to industry detail Louisiana 9,524 8.3% 2.7% 1.5% 74,833 59.7% 34.9% 21.3%
link to industry detail Maine 2,845 6.9% 2.7% 1.6% 16,710 48.7% 26.6% 15.7%
link to industry detail Maryland 14,944 10.5% 4.0% 1.9% 172,676 75.3% 56.0% 38.6%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 19,639 9.7% 3.8% 1.8% 201,093 71.4% 51.6% 34.3%
link to industry detail Michigan 19,687 9.0% 3.1% 1.5% 192,285 68.3% 47.8% 31.3%
link to industry detail Minnesota 13,565 8.3% 3.0% 1.6% 110,702 65.9% 43.1% 26.6%
link to industry detail Mississippi 3,944 7.6% 2.9% 1.7% 24,891 50.8% 26.8% 15.2%
link to industry detail Missouri 11,387 9.5% 3.7% 1.9% 108,914 67.4% 47.8% 31.7%
link to industry detail Montana 2,358 6.4% 2.6% 1.6% 12,362 41.6% 22.1% 8.3%
link to industry detail Nebraska 3,368 9.4% 3.7% 2.4% 30,406 65.3% 43.7% 30.1%
link to industry detail Nevada 4,678 9.6% 4.0% 2.2% 33,351 60.9% 36.6% 23.2%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 3,673 7.5% 3.0% 1.9% 22,050 50.9% 27.8% 20.8%
link to industry detail New Jersey 27,948 8.1% 2.7% 1.3% 234,874 67.6% 45.6% 31.7%
link to industry detail New Mexico 3,972 9.4% 4.6% 2.6% 35,774 66.3% 50.6% 37.2%
link to industry detail New York 48,485 7.8% 2.3% 1.0% 485,251 71.1% 51.6% 37.5%
link to industry detail North Carolina 15,697 8.2% 3.2% 1.6% 126,895 61.2% 41.5% 28.8%
link to industry detail North Dakota 1,166 8.7% 3.2% 1.5% 7,600 51.9% 26.8% 11.1%
link to industry detail Ohio 21,969 9.3% 3.1% 1.5% 207,802 65.9% 43.7% 28.9%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 7,551 6.7% 2.7% 1.6% 49,646 55.0% 35.8% 22.4%
link to industry detail Oregon 8,894 8.1% 3.1% 1.8% 62,829 57.7% 35.6% 21.3%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 24,231 9.8% 3.2% 1.6% 266,932 71.3% 50.9% 36.8%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 2,570 7.9% 3.4% 2.1% 15,986 53.9% 30.5% 20.0%
link to industry detail South Carolina 7,193 7.9% 3.3% 1.7% 58,485 60.1% 43.2% 30.1%
link to industry detail South Dakota 1,407 6.3% 2.6% 1.9% 7,499 40.0% 20.0% 10.2%
link to industry detail Tennessee 9,378 9.6% 3.6% 2.0% 86,440 64.6% 43.5% 31.5%
link to industry detail Texas 44,819 8.0% 2.5% 1.3% 413,852 67.2% 47.0% 34.5%
link to industry detail Utah 4,729 11.3% 4.5% 2.9% 43,350 68.9% 42.4% 27.9%
link to industry detail Vermont 1,817 5.4% 2.0% 1.5% 9,232 40.3% 21.1% 15.7%
link to industry detail Virginia 18,214 11.4% 4.5% 1.9% 252,952 78.9% 62.3% 43.2%
link to industry detail Washington 14,779 8.5% 3.3% 1.8% 117,475 63.7% 42.7% 29.2%
link to industry detail West Virginia 2,648 9.5% 3.7% 2.5% 18,473 53.5% 28.3% 14.7%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 9,883 8.7% 2.9% 1.6% 82,864 60.4% 36.8% 24.1%
link to industry detail Wyoming 1,404 5.6% 2.1% 1.4% 6,110 31.5% 11.4% 6.9%
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U.S. - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services by Subsector
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Industry
detail
NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
  54 Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services 641,621 6.3% 1.2% 0.3% 6,052,365 67.6% 47.6% 33.7%
link to industry detail 541 Professional, scientific, & technical services 641,621 6.3% 1.2% 0.3% 6,052,365 67.6% 47.6% 33.7%
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U.S. - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services by Industry
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NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 541 Professional, scientific, & technical services 641,621 6.3% 1.2% 0.3% 6,052,365 67.6% 47.6% 33.7%
link to state detail 5411   Legal services 170,467 4.7% 0.6% 0.1% 1,049,373 50.6% 26.3% 11.3%
link to state detail 54111    Offices of lawyers 163,485 4.5% 0.5% 0.1% 988,948 50.2% 26.1% 11.1%
link to state detail 54119    Other legal services 7,010 9.1% 1.7% 0.6% 60,425 57.0% 28.8% 14.6%
link to state detail 541191     Title abstract & settlement offices 5,273 10.2% 1.9% 0.6% 50,623 58.0% 28.6% 14.9%
link to state detail 541199     All other legal services 1,737 5.6% 1.3% 0.6% 9,802 52.2% 29.8% 13.0%
link to state detail 5412   Accounting, tax return prep, bookkeeping, & payroll services 93,765 4.7% 0.8% 0.3% 1,060,647 71.9% 59.7% 52.0%
link to state detail 541211     Offices of certified public accountants 51,841 4.3% 0.4% 0.1% 394,071 54.1% 36.4% 30.7%
link to state detail 541213     Tax return preparation services 11,292 5.3% 0.4% 0.1% 152,212 75.3% 63.3% 60.4%
link to state detail 541214     Payroll services 2,315 31.8% 14.3% 5.1% 381,982 98.3% 93.6% 83.1%
link to state detail 541219     Other accounting services 28,412 3.2% 0.8% 0.4% 132,382 44.6% 26.8% 16.3%
link to state detail 5413   Architectural, engineering, & related services 92,872 9.7% 1.8% 0.6% 1,171,469 72.2% 49.0% 33.3%
link to state detail 54131    Architectural services 20,569 7.1% 0.9% 0.2% 157,670 52.3% 22.3% 8.5%
link to state detail 54132    Landscape Architectural Services 7,584 5.0% 0.6% 0.1% 39,510 41.0% 11.1% 1.1%
link to state detail 54133    Engineering services 46,182 12.4% 2.8% 0.9% 795,629 79.7% 58.7% 42.0%
link to state detail 54134    Drafting services 2,119 4.1% 0.7% 0.1% 9,410 40.3% 14.1% 0.5%
link to state detail 54135    Building inspection services 3,077 3.1% 0.5% 0.3% 12,223 42.1% 17.2% 12.1%
link to state detail 54136    Geophysical surveying & mapping services 624 9.8% 3.0% 1.1% 11,798 84.4% 70.3% 56.8%
link to state detail 54137    Surveying & mapping (except geophysical) services 8,764 5.3% 0.7% 0.3% 55,231 36.5% 14.1% 7.9%
link to state detail 54138    Testing laboratories 4,224 23.1% 6.1% 2.3% 89,998 81.8% 53.7% 32.0%
link to state detail 5414   Specialized design services 27,602 3.6% 0.6% 0.3% 124,680 38.0% 15.8% 9.0%
link to state detail 54141    Interior design services 10,132 2.7% 0.4% 0.2% 36,714 26.9% 7.1% 2.2%
link to state detail 54142    Industrial design services 1,453 9.6% 2.3% 1.2% 14,366 71.6% 45.0% 35.6%
link to state detail 54143    Graphic design services 14,952 3.6% 0.6% 0.3% 68,785 36.2% 13.9% 7.6%
link to state detail 54149    Other specialized design services 1,069 3.8% 0.8% 0.5% 4,815 46.1% 22.2% 0.5%
link to state detail 5415   Computer systems design & related services 78,806 7.4% 1.9% 0.6% 873,455 78.8% 59.4% 42.4%
link to state detail 541511     Custom computer programming services 32,911 9.1% 2.4% 0.9% 395,099 79.7% 57.8% 39.1%
link to state detail 541512     Computer systems design services 31,682 7.9% 2.3% 0.9% 354,951 77.7% 58.5% 41.7%
link to state detail 541513     Computer facilities management services 814 27.4% 13.8% 7.1% 63,989 96.6% 90.0% 80.3%
link to state detail 541519     Other computer related services 13,729 3.0% 1.0% 0.4% 59,416 60.3% 42.2% 27.8%
link to state detail 5416   Management, scientific, & technical consulting services 83,564 5.7% 1.7% 0.7% 601,491 67.1% 46.8% 31.4%
link to state detail 54161    Management consulting services 62,629 6.1% 1.9% 0.8% 487,590 69.9% 50.4% 34.6%
link to state detail 541611     Administrative management & general management consulting service 28,141 6.6% 2.5% 1.1% 248,082 75.1% 58.2% 41.0%
link to state detail 541612     Human resources & executive search consulting services 14,770 6.6% 1.5% 0.6% 121,930 65.7% 43.4% 27.8%
link to state detail 541613     Marketing consulting services 13,311 4.3% 1.3% 0.7% 73,199 61.0% 40.7% 28.7%
link to state detail 541614     Process, physical distribution, & logistics consulting services 3,167 10.0% 3.4% 1.8% 29,909 74.4% 50.2% 33.9%
link to state detail 541618     Other management consulting services 3,337 4.5% 1.3% 0.6% 14,470 50.2% 24.7% 12.2%
link to state detail 54162    Environmental consulting services 6,285 7.8% 1.7% 0.8% 48,627 56.0% 29.7% 17.5%
link to state detail 54169    Other scientific & technical consulting services 14,745 3.9% 1.1% 0.6% 65,274 54.1% 32.6% 17.8%
link to state detail 5417   Scientific research & development services 9,886 19.1% 6.7% 2.5% 309,851 89.5% 73.7% 53.1%
link to state detail 54171    R&D in the physical, engineering, & life sciences 8,049 19.8% 7.1% 2.8% 275,141 90.3% 75.3% 55.8%
link to state detail 54172    Research & development in the social sciences & humanities 1,856 16.9% 5.8% 1.6% 34,710 82.6% 60.9% 31.2%
link to state detail 5418   Advertising & related services 36,928 8.7% 1.8% 0.6% 430,669 71.7% 49.7% 35.3%
link to state detail 54181    Advertising agencies 12,824 8.8% 1.5% 0.6% 147,108 69.9% 46.6% 35.3%
link to state detail 54182    Public relations agencies 6,253 5.5% 1.1% 0.4% 42,377 55.0% 32.6% 21.9%
link to state detail 54183    Media buying services 766 11.5% 4.0% 1.6% 8,957 72.6% 47.3% 25.8%
link to state detail 54184    Media representatives 2,112 10.6% 3.7% 2.4% 30,625 75.6% 58.3% 51.2%
link to state detail 54185    Display advertising 1,862 9.7% 2.4% 1.3% 41,804 85.2% 74.2% 67.9%
link to state detail 54186    Direct mail advertising 3,566 21.6% 5.4% 1.7% 85,988 85.0% 58.3% 32.0%
link to state detail 54187    Advertising material distribution services 500 13.6% 6.0% 3.2% 9,363 83.2% 65.8% 41.7%
link to state detail 54189    Other services related to advertising 9,175 5.8% 1.3% 0.5% 64,447 56.3% 34.5% 20.2%
link to state detail 5419   Other professional, scientific, & technical services 48,817 6.5% 0.8% 0.2% 430,730 53.1% 31.8% 21.9%
link to state detail 54191    Marketing research & public opinion polling 3,408 23.0% 6.4% 2.1% 118,328 91.3% 70.1% 46.1%
link to state detail 54192    Photographic services 13,051 3.4% 0.6% 0.2% 80,955 58.0% 42.0% 33.6%
link to state detail 541921     Photographic studios, portrait 8,913 3.1% 0.5% 0.1% 62,811 62.5% 49.1% 41.4%
link to state detail 541922     Commercial photography 4,151 4.1% 0.8% 0.3% 18,144 42.6% 17.3% 6.6%
link to state detail 54193    Translation & interpretation services 1,046 6.0% 0.8% 0.1% 5,936 52.1% D D
link to state detail 54194    Veterinary Services 23,573 6.9% 0.1% 0.0% 195,708 27.9% 4.7% 3.1%
link to state detail 54199    All other professional, scientific, & technical services 7,744 3.2% 0.7% 0.3% 29,803 53.5% D D
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

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Source: Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Last modified: July 13 2011   Questions?