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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 2003:
NAICS 54 - Professional, scientific, & technical services
United States

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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 714,790 780,870 7,340,246 398,150,994
Firms with no employees (as of March 12) 113,207 113,293 0 5,960,278
Firms with 1 to 4 employees 398,710 398,974 768,190 28,793,306
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 100,856 101,607 658,188 27,080,453
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 54,960 57,397 730,762 33,957,159
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 37,652 48,506 1,388,769 76,480,334
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 6,478 17,710 1,000,781 58,443,530
Firms with 500 employees or more 2,927 43,383 2,793,556 167,435,934
Firms with 500 to 749 employees 625 3,048 216,189 12,566,760
Firms with 750 to 999 employees 335 1,816 132,263 7,904,110
Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 401 2,548 198,661 13,789,544
Firms with 1,500 to 2,499 employees 419 2,916 249,816 15,533,341
Firms with 2,500 employees or more 1,147 33,055 1,996,627 117,642,179
Firms with 2,500 to 4,999 employees 364 6,594 271,059 16,442,818
Firms with 5,000 to 9,999 employees 313 4,935 277,128 17,190,333
Firms with 10,000 employees or more 470 21,526 1,448,440 84,009,028

 
 
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 714,790 6.6% 1.3% 0.4% 7,340,246 70.6% 51.7% 38.1%
link to industry detail Alabama 8,214 10.3% 4.0% 2.2% 86,091 68.4% 48.4% 34.9%
link to industry detail Alaska 1,614 11.0% 5.1% 3.8% 11,722 58.7% 37.3% 30.2%
link to industry detail Arizona 13,182 8.9% 4.0% 2.3% 107,194 66.3% 47.0% 33.7%
link to industry detail Arkansas 4,892 6.8% 2.8% 1.7% 32,614 54.4% 36.2% 22.9%
link to industry detail California 94,396 8.4% 2.4% 1.0% 1,159,053 76.0% 58.8% 46.9%
link to industry detail Colorado 18,892 8.1% 3.5% 2.0% 152,427 68.7% 50.9% 41.0%
link to industry detail Connecticut 9,724 10.0% 4.1% 2.5% 100,372 69.9% 51.5% 38.1%
link to industry detail Delaware 2,243 13.7% 6.7% 4.5% 24,147 74.6% 53.4% 43.2%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 3,813 23.5% 13.2% 7.3% 82,696 86.2% 72.4% 53.8%
link to industry detail Florida 55,854 6.3% 2.0% 1.0% 391,698 61.7% 41.5% 28.2%
link to industry detail Georgia 23,021 9.1% 3.7% 2.0% 193,142 68.0% 48.0% 34.8%
link to industry detail Hawaii 2,899 10.9% 5.3% 3.3% 21,694 59.4% 33.6% 20.9%
link to industry detail Idaho 3,245 9.1% 3.9% 2.3% 29,209 67.5% 51.9% 41.3%
link to industry detail Illinois 35,078 8.6% 3.1% 1.5% 353,625 72.6% 54.8% 41.4%
link to industry detail Indiana 11,498 9.3% 3.4% 1.9% 102,600 64.4% 43.0% 30.7%
link to industry detail Iowa 5,575 8.9% 3.3% 2.0% 42,732 57.7% 34.7% 23.9%
link to industry detail Kansas 6,413 9.4% 4.4% 2.5% 52,782 63.2% 43.9% 28.2%
link to industry detail Kentucky 7,172 9.6% 3.9% 2.3% 57,659 60.2% 38.2% 24.6%
link to industry detail Louisiana 10,312 8.6% 2.9% 1.6% 80,632 59.3% 34.3% 18.9%
link to industry detail Maine 3,224 8.1% 3.4% 2.1% 21,754 55.6% 34.4% 19.9%
link to industry detail Maryland 16,930 11.3% 4.2% 2.0% 203,907 76.1% 56.0% 37.7%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 20,879 10.5% 4.1% 2.1% 238,069 73.8% 54.3% 37.9%
link to industry detail Michigan 20,628 10.2% 3.8% 1.8% 299,637 78.9% 64.0% 49.1%
link to industry detail Minnesota 15,078 8.5% 3.4% 1.9% 124,672 67.3% 46.9% 31.1%
link to industry detail Mississippi 4,249 9.2% 3.7% 2.2% 29,443 54.0% 29.3% 18.6%
link to industry detail Missouri 12,190 9.8% 3.8% 2.1% 126,216 69.6% 50.3% 38.7%
link to industry detail Montana 2,885 7.3% 3.5% 2.1% 16,047 49.8% 31.7% 15.7%
link to industry detail Nebraska 3,704 10.5% 4.3% 2.8% 48,823 76.9% 61.2% 54.5%
link to industry detail Nevada 6,281 9.8% 4.0% 2.4% 50,846 68.5% 47.0% 32.4%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 3,828 9.7% 3.7% 2.4% 27,546 57.3% 33.4% 21.6%
link to industry detail New Jersey 29,819 8.8% 3.1% 1.6% 287,450 70.8% 51.6% 37.4%
link to industry detail New Mexico 4,193 10.1% 4.7% 3.0% 32,891 62.0% 40.3% 28.8%
link to industry detail New York 53,232 8.1% 2.5% 1.2% 552,947 72.5% 54.1% 40.1%
link to industry detail North Carolina 18,242 9.1% 3.5% 2.0% 168,141 66.9% 47.8% 35.9%
link to industry detail North Dakota 1,249 9.8% 3.7% 2.1% 10,902 64.5% 44.7% 32.3%
link to industry detail Ohio 23,115 9.9% 3.6% 1.8% 238,004 68.7% 47.7% 33.0%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 8,133 7.3% 3.0% 1.8% 62,570 60.3% 42.2% 30.2%
link to industry detail Oregon 9,907 8.1% 3.4% 1.9% 71,267 59.9% 40.9% 27.4%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 26,808 10.2% 3.5% 1.8% 305,644 72.6% 52.6% 38.4%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 2,960 8.8% 3.8% 2.4% 22,148 60.3% 39.5% 25.9%
link to industry detail South Carolina 8,100 8.7% 3.6% 1.9% 68,072 62.3% 43.3% 29.1%
link to industry detail South Dakota 1,520 7.2% 3.4% 1.9% 10,129 51.3% 33.4% 25.8%
link to industry detail Tennessee 9,924 10.6% 4.2% 2.5% 100,557 68.0% 48.3% 36.9%
link to industry detail Texas 49,402 8.6% 2.8% 1.4% 499,741 70.1% 50.8% 37.6%
link to industry detail Utah 6,283 10.6% 4.7% 2.9% 54,211 69.5% 45.8% 28.0%
link to industry detail Vermont 1,964 7.3% 3.5% 2.3% 13,368 53.6% 37.0% 28.2%
link to industry detail Virginia 21,250 11.7% 4.8% 2.2% 307,089 79.8% 63.4% 46.8%
link to industry detail Washington 16,463 9.0% 3.7% 1.9% 142,413 67.5% 47.5% 32.1%
link to industry detail West Virginia 2,717 10.7% 4.8% 2.9% 22,755 58.4% 34.8% 20.5%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 10,539 10.2% 3.7% 2.1% 93,675 63.5% 39.5% 24.8%
link to industry detail Wyoming 1,571 6.3% 2.9% 1.9% 7,223 34.1% 13.9% 9.9%

 
 
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 714,790 6.6% 1.3% 0.4% 7,340,246 70.6% 51.7% 38.1%
link to industry detail 541 Professional, scientific, & technical services 714,790 6.6% 1.3% 0.4% 7,340,246 70.6% 51.7% 38.1%

 
 
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 714,790 6.6% 1.3% 0.4% 7,340,246 70.6% 51.7% 38.1%
link to state detail 5411 Legal services 173,308 5.0% 0.7% 0.1% 1,182,581 54.2% 30.9% 15.8%
link to state detail 54111 Offices of lawyers 164,159 4.8% 0.7% 0.1% 1,093,736 53.6% 30.7% 15.4%
link to state detail 54119 Other legal services 9,182 9.5% 1.9% 0.6% 88,845 61.2% 33.8% 19.7%
link to state detail 541191 Title abstract & settlement offices 6,954 10.7% 2.0% 0.7% 74,749 62.1% 34.1% 20.2%
link to state detail 541199 All other legal services 2,229 5.8% 1.5% 0.5% 14,096 56.7% 32.4% 17.2%
link to state detail 5412 Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, & payroll services 101,246 6.1% 1.6% 0.6% 1,325,118 75.4% 63.0% 53.0%
link to state detail 541211 Offices of certified public accountants 52,957 4.7% 0.7% 0.3% 414,329 54.8% 36.9% 31.0%
link to state detail 541213 Tax preparation services 12,846 7.1% 1.1% 0.3% 199,348 78.7% 64.7% 57.7%
link to state detail 541214 Payroll services 3,371 37.8% 18.3% 7.1% 515,138 98.1% 92.7% 79.0%
link to state detail 541219 Other accounting services 32,211 5.0% 1.8% 0.9% 196,303 56.2% 38.5% 26.5%
link to state detail 5413 Architectural, engineering, & related services 94,414 10.3% 2.1% 0.6% 1,235,421 72.9% 49.2% 32.2%
link to state detail 54131 Architectural services 22,301 7.6% 1.1% 0.2% 179,904 53.6% 24.1% 8.6%
link to state detail 54132 Landscape architectural services 6,283 5.9% 0.9% 0.2% 36,386 46.3% 16.5% 4.8%
link to state detail 54133 Engineering services 44,859 13.8% 3.3% 1.1% 835,133 81.1% 59.4% 41.4%
link to state detail 54134 Drafting services 2,620 2.7% 0.7% 0.3% 9,893 32.9% 17.3% 9.3%
link to state detail 54135 Building inspection services 4,282 2.8% 0.6% 0.3% 13,930 35.3% 10.4% 2.5%
link to state detail 54136 Geophysical surveying & mapping services 691 7.8% 2.6% 1.4% 6,064 68.3% 47.1% 30.3%
link to state detail 54137 Surveying & mapping (except geophysical) services 8,936 6.2% 0.8% 0.2% 59,588 37.1% 10.7% 4.0%
link to state detail 54138 Testing laboratories 4,772 20.1% 5.7% 2.4% 94,523 79.7% 52.5% 30.4%
link to state detail 5414 Specialized design services 30,111 2.9% 0.6% 0.3% 117,358 31.9% 12.5% 6.6%
link to state detail 54141 Interior design services 11,206 2.3% 0.4% 0.2% 40,248 28.7% 13.0% 7.0%
link to state detail 54142 Industrial design services 1,662 7.3% 2.5% 1.6% 10,378 55.2% 26.8% 17.4%
link to state detail 54143 Graphic design services 15,550 2.8% 0.4% 0.2% 60,061 29.7% 9.1% 4.0%
link to state detail 54149 Other specialized design services 1,697 3.9% 1.3% 0.8% 6,671 35.6% 17.0% 10.9%
link to state detail 5415 Computer systems design & related services 91,413 7.5% 1.9% 0.7% 1,058,987 78.5% 60.1% 45.1%
link to state detail 541511 Custom computer programming services 43,142 8.5% 2.0% 0.8% 417,941 73.7% 48.3% 31.9%
link to state detail 541512 Computer systems design services 34,007 7.4% 2.2% 0.9% 427,004 79.5% 64.6% 50.5%
link to state detail 541513 Computer facilities management services 2,875 15.3% 7.0% 2.9% 116,737 93.5% 85.8% 74.8%
link to state detail 541519 Other computer related services 11,806 5.4% 1.7% 0.7% 97,305 77.0% 59.7% 42.5%
link to state detail 5416 Management, scientific, & technical consulting services 115,804 5.1% 1.4% 0.6% 838,381 70.0% 52.2% 38.3%
link to state detail 54161 Management consulting services 92,921 5.2% 1.6% 0.7% 721,483 72.4% 55.9% 42.1%
link to state detail 541611 Admin management & general management consulting services 47,863 5.4% 1.8% 0.8% 369,386 72.9% 56.6% 42.1%
link to state detail 541612 Human resources & executive search consulting services 14,631 6.1% 1.8% 0.8% 175,419 78.6% 65.7% 53.8%
link to state detail 541613 Marketing consulting services 20,394 4.1% 1.1% 0.5% 102,260 60.0% 38.3% 25.3%
link to state detail 541614 Process, physical distribution, & logistics consulting services 5,143 9.8% 3.6% 1.9% 60,364 80.2% D D
link to state detail 541618 Other management consulting services 5,018 2.1% 0.4% 0.1% 14,054 37.4% D D
link to state detail 54162 Environmental consulting services 7,653 7.8% 1.6% 0.6% 58,529 59.6% 31.2% 15.7%
link to state detail 54169 Other scientific & technical consulting services 15,323 3.4% 0.9% 0.4% 58,369 50.3% 27.6% 13.6%
link to state detail 5417 Scientific research & development services 12,205 24.0% 10.7% 5.7% 615,740 93.8% 83.1% 69.0%
link to state detail 54171 Research & development in the phys, engineering & life sciences 10,288 25.5% 11.6% 6.2% 561,184 94.3% 84.0% 69.8%
link to state detail 54172 Research & development in the social sciences & humanities 1,974 18.6% 8.5% 5.1% 54,556 88.7% 74.7% 60.6%
link to state detail 5418 Advertising & related services 34,262 8.8% 2.0% 0.8% 419,342 72.9% 52.2% 38.8%
link to state detail 54181 Advertising agencies 11,495 9.8% 2.0% 0.8% 155,939 74.8% 53.9% 42.8%
link to state detail 54182 Public relations agencies 6,301 5.3% 1.3% 0.7% 41,306 54.0% 33.2% 26.3%
link to state detail 54183 Media buying services 815 8.7% 2.3% 1.1% 9,246 73.0% 51.2% 44.3%
link to state detail 54184 Media representatives 2,023 9.0% 2.7% 1.4% 19,346 64.8% 41.1% 23.0%
link to state detail 54185 Display advertising 1,968 8.5% 2.5% 1.0% 27,523 78.6% 63.6% 49.7%
link to state detail 54186 Direct mail advertising 3,310 20.6% 5.2% 1.8% 84,753 84.9% 61.3% 41.7%
link to state detail 54187 Advertising material distribution services 553 14.6% 6.7% 3.4% 11,657 86.8% 71.6% 48.3%
link to state detail 54189 Other services related to advertising 7,915 6.1% 1.4% 0.6% 69,572 63.1% 44.0% 31.5%
link to state detail 5419 Other professional, scientific, & technical services 63,817 7.3% 0.8% 0.3% 547,318 55.3% 30.5% 20.7%
link to state detail 54191 Marketing research & public opinion polling 4,342 18.9% 5.9% 2.0% 124,676 89.6% 70.9% 46.5%
link to state detail 54192 Photographic services 13,134 2.9% 0.4% 0.2% 77,088 56.1% 41.0% 34.9%
link to state detail 541921 Photography studios, portrait 9,086 2.9% 0.4% 0.1% 61,937 60.8% 47.9% 41.3%
link to state detail 541922 Commercial photography 4,056 3.2% 0.5% 0.2% 15,151 36.8% 12.9% 9.0%
link to state detail 54193 Translation & interpretation sevices 1,568 5.2% 1.0% 0.5% 7,834 49.9% 19.1% 11.4%
link to state detail 54194 Veterinary services 25,121 10.7% 0.2% 0.1% 253,330 38.4% 7.2% 5.3%
link to state detail 54199 All other professional, scientific, & technical services 19,663 3.5% 0.8% 0.4% 84,390 54.7% 32.3% 17.2%

All-sector table By industry

Source:
Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Last modified: July 13, 2011   Questions?