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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 2004:
NAICS 54 - Professional, scientific, & technical services
United States

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U.S. - Professional, scientific, & technical services - by Employment Size of Enterprise
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.
Employment size of enterprise Firms Estab-
lish-
ments
Paid
employees
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
All firms 734,912 804,569 7,569,981 426,713,010
Firms with no employees (as of March 12) 118,862 118,956 0 6,179,361
Firms with 1 to 4 employees 409,233 409,539 787,087 30,457,491
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 102,770 103,572 670,476 28,499,928
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 56,001 58,374 744,461 36,027,361
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 38,593 49,082 1,427,997 81,571,088
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 6,575 17,311 1,030,490 62,928,752
Firms with 500 employees or more 2,878 47,735 2,909,470 181,049,029
Firms with 500 to 749 employees 618 3,264 221,085 14,308,111
Firms with 750 to 999 employees 313 2,117 126,717 8,583,807
Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 386 2,474 185,477 12,767,545
Firms with 1,500 to 2,499 employees 407 2,712 245,465 17,199,173
Firms with 2,500 employees or more 1,154 37,168 2,130,726 128,190,393
Firms with 2,500 to 4,999 employees 382 5,457 296,793 18,176,643
Firms with 5,000 to 9,999 employees 295 8,132 309,330 17,350,695
Firms with 10,000 employees or more 477 23,579 1,524,603 92,663,055

 
 
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 734,912 6.5% 1.3% 0.4% 7,569,981 70.9% 52.0% 38.4%
link to industry detail Alabama 8,373 10.3% 4.0% 2.2% 91,498 69.8% 49.8% 36.9%
link to industry detail Alaska 1,645 11.4% 5.4% 4.0% 11,867 59.2% 35.4% 25.8%
link to industry detail Arizona 13,848 8.8% 3.9% 2.3% 116,458 68.1% 49.3% 37.4%
link to industry detail Arkansas 5,031 7.1% 2.8% 1.8% 34,550 55.9% 36.2% 24.9%
link to industry detail California 97,079 8.2% 2.3% 1.0% 1,239,251 77.1% 61.0% 49.3%
link to industry detail Colorado 19,689 7.8% 3.3% 1.9% 146,891 67.0% 47.6% 37.9%
link to industry detail Connecticut 9,687 10.0% 4.1% 2.4% 98,504 69.0% 50.3% 37.4%
link to industry detail Delaware 2,336 13.7% 6.8% 4.4% 26,500 76.3% 55.5% 43.1%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 3,828 23.8% 13.1% 7.5% 86,216 86.7% 73.1% 55.9%
link to industry detail Florida 59,228 6.1% 1.9% 0.9% 414,127 61.7% 41.9% 29.0%
link to industry detail Georgia 24,043 8.8% 3.6% 1.9% 200,213 68.1% 48.0% 34.3%
link to industry detail Hawaii 3,004 11.2% 5.4% 3.2% 23,738 62.0% 36.7% 24.2%
link to industry detail Idaho 3,428 9.0% 4.3% 2.7% 31,256 68.3% 52.8% 42.7%
link to industry detail Illinois 35,931 8.5% 3.1% 1.5% 343,894 71.3% 52.8% 38.9%
link to industry detail Indiana 11,709 9.4% 3.3% 1.9% 103,265 64.4% 42.0% 28.9%
link to industry detail Iowa 5,685 8.6% 3.0% 2.0% 41,763 55.8% 31.6% 20.8%
link to industry detail Kansas 6,628 9.4% 4.3% 2.5% 60,378 66.8% 49.5% 36.6%
link to industry detail Kentucky 7,388 9.4% 3.8% 2.3% 59,446 61.0% 38.7% 24.1%
link to industry detail Louisiana 10,462 8.9% 2.9% 1.6% 81,969 59.5% 33.4% 17.5%
link to industry detail Maine 3,307 8.2% 3.4% 2.2% 22,540 55.4% 33.0% 18.9%
link to industry detail Maryland 17,460 11.1% 4.1% 2.0% 215,303 76.8% 56.9% 39.3%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 20,943 10.4% 4.0% 2.1% 236,527 73.6% 54.1% 38.8%
link to industry detail Michigan 20,831 10.3% 3.9% 1.9% 294,303 78.3% 62.4% 46.9%
link to industry detail Minnesota 15,392 8.5% 3.3% 1.9% 124,194 66.6% 45.7% 29.7%
link to industry detail Mississippi 4,287 9.4% 3.6% 2.1% 31,651 56.4% 31.2% 17.8%
link to industry detail Missouri 12,442 9.9% 3.9% 2.2% 130,591 70.2% 51.5% 37.5%
link to industry detail Montana 3,023 7.1% 3.1% 2.0% 16,737 50.3% 30.8% 16.4%
link to industry detail Nebraska 3,787 10.4% 4.4% 3.0% 40,338 71.2% 52.1% 42.9%
link to industry detail Nevada 6,599 9.7% 4.2% 2.5% 53,874 68.5% 47.3% 32.1%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 3,836 9.9% 4.1% 2.7% 28,418 57.9% 34.8% 23.4%
link to industry detail New Jersey 29,983 8.7% 3.1% 1.5% 293,046 71.1% 52.5% 37.9%
link to industry detail New Mexico 4,324 10.4% 4.7% 3.1% 34,186 62.8% 41.2% 28.0%
link to industry detail New York 54,371 8.0% 2.4% 1.1% 564,633 72.7% 54.1% 40.3%
link to industry detail North Carolina 19,011 8.9% 3.4% 1.9% 170,712 66.5% 46.5% 33.7%
link to industry detail North Dakota 1,264 10.5% 4.1% 2.3% 11,514 66.2% 46.3% 29.5%
link to industry detail Ohio 23,428 9.8% 3.5% 1.8% 237,590 68.2% 47.2% 32.4%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 8,325 7.3% 2.9% 1.8% 60,972 59.2% 39.9% 27.4%
link to industry detail Oregon 10,189 8.0% 3.4% 2.0% 72,597 59.4% 40.4% 27.2%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 27,250 10.2% 3.5% 1.8% 308,253 72.6% 52.0% 37.0%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 3,000 9.2% 3.8% 2.5% 23,564 62.0% 39.8% 29.3%
link to industry detail South Carolina 8,372 9.1% 3.7% 2.1% 70,666 62.9% 42.4% 28.1%
link to industry detail South Dakota 1,563 7.8% 3.4% 2.1% 10,447 51.9% 31.1% 24.3%
link to industry detail Tennessee 10,114 10.8% 4.3% 2.4% 103,039 68.8% 49.0% 37.0%
link to industry detail Texas 50,631 8.4% 2.7% 1.4% 515,243 70.4% 51.1% 38.7%
link to industry detail Utah 6,668 10.6% 4.7% 2.9% 64,593 73.5% 52.2% 36.6%
link to industry detail Vermont 2,027 7.6% 3.6% 2.3% 12,481 50.3% 30.8% 20.9%
link to industry detail Virginia 22,161 11.4% 4.6% 2.1% 341,324 81.2% 66.1% 49.8%
link to industry detail Washington 16,906 8.8% 3.5% 1.9% 143,231 66.7% 46.0% 30.6%
link to industry detail West Virginia 2,743 11.3% 5.1% 3.2% 23,527 60.0% 35.2% 20.8%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 10,624 10.3% 3.7% 2.2% 94,498 63.3% 39.4% 24.1%
link to industry detail Wyoming 1,621 5.9% 2.7% 1.8% 7,605 35.3% 16.8% 12.1%

 
 
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 734,912 6.5% 1.3% 0.4% 7,569,981 70.9% 52.0% 38.4%
link to industry detail 541 Professional, scientific, & technical services 734,912 6.5% 1.3% 0.4% 7,569,981 70.9% 52.0% 38.4%

 
 
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 734,912 6.5% 1.3% 0.4% 7,569,981 70.9% 52.0% 38.4%
link to state detail 5411 Legal services 177,058 5.0% 0.7% 0.1% 1,218,350 54.5% 31.3% 16.2%
link to state detail 54111 Offices of lawyers 166,704 4.8% 0.7% 0.1% 1,122,723 54.0% 31.0% 15.8%
link to state detail 54119 Other legal services 10,388 8.5% 1.6% 0.6% 95,627 60.5% 34.3% 21.4%
link to state detail 541191 Title abstract & settlement offices 8,008 9.5% 1.6% 0.6% 79,819 60.8% 33.5% 21.2%
link to state detail 541199 All other legal services 2,383 5.4% 1.6% 0.6% 15,808 59.1% 37.9% 22.5%
link to state detail 5412 Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, & payroll services 103,517 6.1% 1.6% 0.6% 1,390,277 76.0% 63.6% 53.4%
link to state detail 541211 Offices of certified public accountants 53,495 4.7% 0.7% 0.3% 401,884 52.8% 34.3% 27.7%
link to state detail 541213 Tax preparation services 13,433 7.4% 1.1% 0.3% 197,834 77.3% 61.6% 53.7%
link to state detail 541214 Payroll services 3,609 36.6% 17.4% 6.4% 587,969 98.3% 93.1% 80.1%
link to state detail 541219 Other accounting services 33,124 5.0% 1.7% 0.8% 202,590 55.7% 37.9% 26.8%
link to state detail 5413 Architectural, engineering, & related services 96,811 10.3% 2.0% 0.6% 1,264,845 73.2% 49.4% 32.1%
link to state detail 54131 Architectural services 22,944 7.5% 1.1% 0.2% 180,818 53.2% 23.5% 7.7%
link to state detail 54132 Landscape architectural services 6,421 6.1% 0.9% 0.2% 39,267 47.6% 17.3% 5.3%
link to state detail 54133 Engineering services 45,571 13.7% 3.2% 1.0% 858,459 81.6% 60.1% 41.7%
link to state detail 54134 Drafting services 2,675 2.5% 0.6% 0.3% 9,383 30.2% 14.0% 9.3%
link to state detail 54135 Building inspection services 4,797 2.7% 0.5% 0.2% 15,300 36.2% 12.5% 1.4%
link to state detail 54136 Geophysical surveying & mapping services 769 7.5% 2.2% 1.2% 6,510 66.7% 41.9% 24.9%
link to state detail 54137 Surveying & mapping (except geophysical) services 9,028 6.7% 0.8% 0.2% 61,623 38.3% 10.5% 3.0%
link to state detail 54138 Testing laboratories 4,921 20.1% 5.6% 2.3% 93,485 79.2% 50.9% 29.0%
link to state detail 5414 Specialized design services 31,350 2.8% 0.5% 0.2% 118,864 31.8% 12.4% 6.6%
link to state detail 54141 Interior design services 11,883 2.1% 0.4% 0.2% 40,842 28.2% 12.3% 6.7%
link to state detail 54142 Industrial design services 1,742 6.9% 2.2% 1.3% 10,547 53.4% 25.8% 16.8%
link to state detail 54143 Graphic design services 15,896 2.7% 0.4% 0.2% 60,172 29.6% 9.5% 4.2%
link to state detail 54149 Other specialized design services 1,835 3.9% 1.1% 0.6% 7,303 37.9% 16.8% 10.8%
link to state detail 5415 Computer systems design & related services 94,778 7.2% 1.8% 0.6% 1,105,098 79.2% 61.2% 46.6%
link to state detail 541511 Custom computer programming services 43,509 8.3% 2.0% 0.7% 434,637 74.9% 50.6% 34.1%
link to state detail 541512 Computer systems design services 37,041 6.8% 2.0% 0.8% 457,618 80.0% 65.2% 52.5%
link to state detail 541513 Computer facilities management services 2,635 16.8% 7.8% 3.5% 116,094 94.1% 86.5% 74.6%
link to state detail 541519 Other computer related services 12,001 5.3% 1.7% 0.7% 96,749 76.8% 59.4% 41.6%
link to state detail 5416 Management, scientific, & technical consulting services 121,316 5.0% 1.4% 0.6% 879,753 70.2% 52.5% 37.7%
link to state detail 54161 Management consulting services 96,432 5.1% 1.6% 0.6% 754,661 72.8% 56.4% 41.5%
link to state detail 541611 Admin management & general management consulting services 49,641 5.2% 1.7% 0.7% 375,729 72.6% 56.2% 40.9%
link to state detail 541612 Human resources & executive search consulting services 14,322 6.3% 1.8% 0.7% 170,572 78.7% 64.4% 50.0%
link to state detail 541613 Marketing consulting services 21,400 4.2% 1.3% 0.6% 125,207 66.1% 47.8% 33.5%
link to state detail 541614 Process, physical distribution, & logistics consulting services 5,319 9.2% 3.2% 1.6% 62,956 79.8% 62.0% 46.4%
link to state detail 541618 Other management consulting services 5,874 2.3% 0.5% 0.2% 20,197 46.2% 28.9% 15.6%
link to state detail 54162 Environmental consulting services 7,657 8.0% 1.6% 0.6% 60,029 60.1% 32.0% 15.0%
link to state detail 54169 Other scientific & technical consulting services 17,316 3.4% 0.8% 0.4% 65,063 50.1% 26.3% 14.1%
link to state detail 5417 Scientific research & development services 12,637 22.8% 10.0% 5.4% 640,936 93.9% 83.8% 70.9%
link to state detail 54171 Research & development in the phys, engineering & life sciences 10,569 24.2% 10.8% 5.9% 587,016 94.4% 84.7% 72.1%
link to state detail 54172 Research & development in the social sciences & humanities 2,118 17.8% 7.7% 4.6% 53,920 88.3% 73.5% 58.3%
link to state detail 5418 Advertising & related services 35,189 8.5% 1.8% 0.8% 390,318 70.7% 48.7% 35.6%
link to state detail 54181 Advertising agencies 11,901 9.3% 1.8% 0.8% 139,255 71.5% 48.7% 38.2%
link to state detail 54182 Public relations agencies 6,563 5.2% 1.2% 0.6% 38,424 49.6% 27.0% 18.2%
link to state detail 54183 Media buying services 797 8.4% 2.5% 1.0% 7,119 65.2% 40.7% 26.8%
link to state detail 54184 Media representatives 2,077 9.1% 2.6% 1.4% 21,074 66.5% 43.2% 30.8%
link to state detail 54185 Display advertising 1,952 9.0% 2.5% 1.1% 26,971 78.3% 62.0% 48.4%
link to state detail 54186 Direct mail advertising 3,285 19.7% 4.4% 1.7% 71,220 82.2% 54.1% 35.4%
link to state detail 54187 Advertising material distribution services 624 14.7% 6.3% 3.2% 12,296 87.2% 70.3% 50.4%
link to state detail 54189 Other services related to advertising 8,099 5.8% 1.4% 0.6% 73,959 65.3% 48.5% 35.0%
link to state detail 5419 Other professional, scientific, & technical services 63,999 7.7% 0.9% 0.3% 561,540 55.9% 30.3% 20.5%
link to state detail 54191 Marketing research & public opinion polling 4,315 18.4% 6.0% 1.8% 118,533 89.3% 70.8% 46.0%
link to state detail 54192 Photographic services 13,174 2.8% 0.4% 0.2% 79,713 57.3% 42.9% 38.3%
link to state detail 541921 Photography studios, portrait 9,123 2.8% 0.4% 0.2% 65,262 62.2% 50.0% 45.4%
link to state detail 541922 Commercial photography 4,057 3.0% 0.4% 0.2% 14,451 35.4% 10.8% 6.3%
link to state detail 54193 Translation & interpretation sevices 1,636 5.8% 1.1% 0.5% 9,550 57.3% 28.6% 15.6%
link to state detail 54194 Veterinary services 25,464 11.7% 0.2% 0.1% 267,389 40.8% 7.9% 5.4%
link to state detail 54199 All other professional, scientific, & technical services 19,421 3.6% 0.9% 0.4% 86,355 55.3% 32.9% 16.4%

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