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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 2008:
NAICS 54 - Professional, scientific, and technical services
United States


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U.S. - Professional, scientific, and 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 771,725 848,309 8,032,847 539,067,273
Firms with 1 to 4 employees (or with no employees as of Mar 12) 559,766 560,137 850,269 44,320,402
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 104,502 105,131 683,506 33,380,194
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 57,573 59,699 766,243 42,640,143
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 39,934 51,467 1,492,131 98,624,634
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 6,969 19,898 1,118,342 79,111,517
Firms with 500 employees or more 2,981 51,977 3,122,356 240,990,383
Firms with 500 to 749 employees 602 3,382 213,429 15,955,180
Firms with 750 to 999 employees 340 2,113 143,015 10,958,500
Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 432 2,728 233,273 19,257,280
Firms with 1,500 to 1,999 employees 257 2,298 151,892 12,719,356
Firms with 2,000 to 2,499 employees 174 1,194 123,828 10,384,880
Firms with 2,500 to 4,999 employees 427 5,832 310,140 23,380,062
Firms with 5,000 employees or more 749 34,430 1,946,779 148,335,125
Firms with 5,000 to 9,999 employees 291 3,976 337,359 24,804,667
Firms with 10,000 employees or more 458 30,454 1,609,420 123,530,458

 
 
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, and 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 771,725 6.5% 1.3% 0.4% 8,032,847 71.4% 52.8% 38.9%
link to industry detail Alabama 8,673 10.4% 4.2% 2.2% 95,550 70.4% 51.0% 35.8%
link to industry detail Alaska 1,696 12.8% 6.6% 4.5% 13,452 63.0% 39.5% 30.1%
link to industry detail Arizona 15,510 8.8% 3.9% 2.2% 126,940 66.9% 47.5% 33.4%
link to industry detail Arkansas 5,372 7.1% 3.2% 2.0% 34,487 53.9% 36.4% 22.0%
link to industry detail California 105,117 7.8% 2.3% 1.0% 1,189,159 74.2% 56.9% 44.4%
link to industry detail Colorado 22,020 7.5% 3.3% 1.8% 164,509 67.3% 49.4% 37.1%
link to industry detail Connecticut 9,236 10.2% 4.4% 2.6% 99,532 70.4% 52.8% 40.4%
link to industry detail Delaware 2,268 15.2% 7.8% 5.0% 24,410 74.4% 52.4% 36.1%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 4,122 24.1% 13.8% 8.0% 89,366 86.6% 72.7% 57.1%
link to industry detail Florida 64,593 5.8% 1.9% 0.9% 437,666 61.9% 42.7% 30.5%
link to industry detail Georgia 26,336 8.5% 3.5% 1.9% 229,494 69.9% 50.5% 36.9%
link to industry detail Hawaii 3,043 11.8% 5.6% 3.7% 24,064 62.5% 36.4% 23.9%
link to industry detail Idaho 3,966 9.1% 4.3% 3.0% 32,256 64.7% 46.5% 41.1%
link to industry detail Illinois 36,814 8.5% 3.1% 1.5% 375,470 73.5% 56.0% 42.3%
link to industry detail Indiana 12,116 9.5% 3.5% 1.9% 103,335 63.8% 41.5% 27.9%
link to industry detail Iowa 5,847 9.1% 3.5% 2.2% 46,566 60.3% 36.8% 26.2%
link to industry detail Kansas 6,669 10.1% 4.7% 2.6% 57,164 64.4% 44.1% 24.7%
link to industry detail Kentucky 7,645 9.6% 4.0% 2.4% 65,732 64.3% 43.0% 29.4%
link to industry detail Louisiana 10,729 8.8% 3.0% 1.7% 88,290 61.7% 37.6% 22.1%
link to industry detail Maine 3,353 9.1% 4.1% 2.9% 23,429 57.5% 34.4% 24.9%
link to industry detail Maryland 17,964 11.5% 4.1% 2.0% 236,580 78.3% 58.1% 43.3%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 20,643 10.6% 4.5% 2.3% 258,607 76.1% 59.0% 42.0%
link to industry detail Michigan 20,694 10.0% 4.0% 2.1% 256,261 75.7% 58.2% 41.9%
link to industry detail Minnesota 15,762 8.5% 3.4% 1.9% 146,747 71.6% 53.0% 39.4%
link to industry detail Mississippi 4,378 9.1% 4.0% 2.2% 31,719 55.3% 32.9% 18.6%
link to industry detail Missouri 12,582 10.4% 4.2% 2.3% 144,044 72.9% 55.5% 42.6%
link to industry detail Montana 3,371 7.3% 3.2% 2.3% 18,228 47.7% 25.9% 11.7%
link to industry detail Nebraska 3,973 10.5% 5.2% 3.4% 49,626 75.0% 61.2% 49.9%
link to industry detail Nevada 7,506 10.4% 4.7% 2.6% 58,325 65.9% 43.7% 29.0%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 3,799 10.4% 4.5% 2.9% 29,687 61.0% 37.7% 24.6%
link to industry detail New Jersey 29,369 9.0% 3.4% 1.7% 330,843 74.4% 57.2% 42.1%
link to industry detail New Mexico 4,521 10.2% 5.0% 3.3% 42,955 68.2% 51.0% 39.5%
link to industry detail New York 55,652 8.2% 2.5% 1.1% 582,925 72.9% 54.1% 39.6%
link to industry detail North Carolina 20,796 8.8% 3.6% 2.0% 190,374 67.7% 49.9% 38.0%
link to industry detail North Dakota 1,412 10.0% 4.5% 2.6% 11,133 60.8% 38.4% 29.9%
link to industry detail Ohio 22,710 10.3% 3.8% 1.9% 236,177 68.9% 47.5% 31.7%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 8,685 7.8% 3.1% 1.8% 69,486 61.9% 42.4% 27.9%
link to industry detail Oregon 11,068 8.8% 3.7% 2.2% 89,198 64.4% 44.8% 33.7%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 27,538 10.7% 3.7% 1.9% 313,614 72.6% 51.6% 36.8%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 2,947 9.6% 4.8% 3.0% 24,133 63.6% 45.0% 32.3%
link to industry detail South Carolina 9,085 8.8% 3.9% 2.2% 80,101 64.7% 47.3% 33.4%
link to industry detail South Dakota 1,708 8.5% 3.7% 2.8% 10,956 49.8% 27.0% 21.5%
link to industry detail Tennessee 10,334 11.0% 4.6% 2.5% 109,006 69.2% 50.1% 36.5%
link to industry detail Texas 53,853 8.5% 2.9% 1.4% 601,517 73.0% 55.7% 42.6%
link to industry detail Utah 8,037 10.1% 4.4% 2.6% 72,218 72.0% 49.6% 33.6%
link to industry detail Vermont 2,100 7.5% 3.8% 2.7% 20,244 68.0% 55.5% 47.7%
link to industry detail Virginia 24,488 11.8% 4.7% 2.1% 392,484 82.2% 66.5% 48.7%
link to industry detail Washington 18,738 9.2% 3.7% 2.0% 163,770 67.3% 47.0% 32.5%
link to industry detail West Virginia 2,696 12.5% 6.0% 3.6% 28,903 68.2% 47.9% 36.1%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 10,647 10.6% 3.8% 2.2% 102,811 66.2% 42.3% 28.5%
link to industry detail Wyoming 1,887 7.3% 3.4% 2.1% 9,304 40.2% 18.3% 7.7%

 
 
U.S. - Professional, scientific, and 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, and technical services 771,725 6.5% 1.3% 0.4% 8,032,847 71.4% 52.8% 38.9%
link to industry detail 541 Professional, scientific, and technical services 771,725 6.5% 1.3% 0.4% 8,032,847 71.4% 52.8% 38.9%

 
 
U.S. - Professional, scientific, and 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, and technical services 771,725 6.5% 1.3% 0.4% 8,032,847 71.4% 52.8% 38.9%
link to state detail 5411 Legal services 178,714 4.6% 0.7% 0.2% 1,198,520 54.4% 32.6% 18.0%
link to state detail 54111 Offices of lawyers 166,296 4.5% 0.7% 0.1% 1,110,114 54.3% 32.6% 17.5%
link to state detail 54119 Other legal services 12,463 5.9% 1.4% 0.7% 88,406 55.0% 33.3% 23.8%
link to state detail 541191 Title abstract and settlement offices 9,462 6.1% 1.4% 0.7% 69,399 53.1% 31.4% 24.2%
link to state detail 541199 All other legal services 3,004 5.5% 1.7% 0.8% 19,007 62.1% 40.2% 22.6%
link to state detail 5412 Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services 108,701 6.2% 1.4% 0.5% 1,318,523 73.4% 59.0% 46.7%
link to state detail 541211 Offices of certified public accountants 53,896 4.5% 0.6% 0.1% 441,420 56.6% 38.9% 30.2%
link to state detail 541213 Tax preparation services 15,288 7.4% 0.8% 0.2% 212,523 76.8% D D
link to state detail 541214 Payroll services 4,273 36.7% 15.3% 5.0% 446,884 97.0% 88.1% 69.9%
link to state detail 541219 Other accounting services 35,358 4.7% 1.5% 0.7% 217,696 55.7% 38.4% 26.6%
link to state detail 5413 Architectural, engineering, and related services 99,732 10.6% 2.3% 0.7% 1,457,812 76.0% 54.0% 36.4%
link to state detail 54131 Architectural services 23,581 8.1% 1.3% 0.2% 210,065 58.0% 29.4% 10.3%
link to state detail 54132 Landscape architectural services 6,122 5.0% 0.8% 0.2% 33,687 40.7% D D
link to state detail 54133 Engineering services 46,766 14.4% 3.5% 1.2% 997,691 83.8% 63.9% 46.1%
link to state detail 54134 Drafting services 3,021 2.8% 0.8% 0.4% 11,396 29.8% D D
link to state detail 54135 Building inspection services 5,373 2.5% 0.6% 0.2% 16,603 37.2% 15.5% 3.6%
link to state detail 54136 Geophysical surveying and mapping services 856 10.3% 3.3% 1.5% 12,611 81.9% 65.3% 48.3%
link to state detail 54137 Surveying and mapping (except geophysical) services 9,131 6.6% 1.0% 0.3% 63,972 40.3% 14.5% 4.8%
link to state detail 54138 Testing laboratories 5,264 20.9% 6.0% 2.6% 111,787 81.4% 54.9% 33.4%
link to state detail 5414 Specialized design services 33,031 2.7% 0.5% 0.2% 130,370 35.3% 17.6% 11.7%
link to state detail 54141 Interior design services 13,131 2.1% 0.3% 0.1% 45,921 28.1% D D
link to state detail 54142 Industrial design services 1,705 8.0% 3.4% 2.3% 17,322 72.0% 55.6% 47.5%
link to state detail 54143 Graphic design services 16,312 2.5% 0.3% 0.1% 59,900 29.4% D D
link to state detail 54149 Other specialized design services 1,888 3.3% 1.2% 0.5% 7,227 41.3% 25.5% 19.2%
link to state detail 5415 Computer systems design and related services 106,037 7.5% 1.9% 0.6% 1,324,734 79.8% 62.2% 47.2%
link to state detail 541511 Custom computer programming services 51,938 8.7% 2.1% 0.7% 585,575 76.7% 53.9% 36.8%
link to state detail 541512 Computer systems design services 40,920 6.1% 1.7% 0.7% 498,736 80.3% 66.8% 56.0%
link to state detail 541513 Computer facilities management services 3,859 15.6% 7.9% 3.8% 110,989 89.7% 79.2% 61.8%
link to state detail 541519 Other computer related services 9,792 8.4% 3.1% 1.2% 129,434 83.8% 67.6% 47.8%
link to state detail 5416 Management, scientific, and technical consulting services 134,796 4.4% 1.2% 0.5% 869,632 67.1% 49.4% 36.7%
link to state detail 54161 Management consulting services 102,797 4.5% 1.3% 0.5% 702,671 69.7% 53.4% 41.3%
link to state detail 541611 Administrative management consulting services 59,285 4.5% 1.3% 0.5% 375,146 67.3% 50.0% 37.2%
link to state detail 541612 Human resources consulting services 5,806 7.1% 2.3% 1.1% 83,779 82.4% 70.6% 61.0%
link to state detail 541613 Marketing consulting services 25,701 3.9% 1.0% 0.5% 141,419 64.1% 46.1% 33.7%
link to state detail 541614 Process and logistics consulting services 5,832 8.3% 3.3% 1.6% 86,334 84.4% 71.8% 59.4%
link to state detail 541618 Other management consulting services 6,279 1.7% 0.3% 0.2% 15,993 28.6% D D
link to state detail 54162 Environmental consulting services 8,738 7.9% 1.5% 0.5% 72,218 64.3% 37.0% 23.2%
link to state detail 54169 Other scientific and technical consulting services 23,384 3.3% 0.9% 0.4% 94,743 49.7% 29.2% 13.3%
link to state detail 5417 Scientific research and development services 13,371 22.1% 9.5% 5.2% 633,928 93.3% 82.9% 70.4%
link to state detail 54171 Physical, engineering, and biological research 11,479 23.8% 10.5% 5.9% 594,218 93.8% 83.7% 71.4%
link to state detail 54172 Research and development in the social sciences and humanities 1,906 12.4% 4.1% 1.7% 39,710 86.2% 71.7% 55.1%
link to state detail 5418 Advertising, public relations, and related services 36,896 9.0% 2.0% 0.8% 479,461 75.1% 54.9% 40.4%
link to state detail 54181 Advertising agencies 13,261 9.6% 1.8% 0.6% 165,062 72.7% 49.5% 35.9%
link to state detail 54182 Public relations agencies 7,527 5.6% 1.4% 0.9% 53,063 58.1% 37.6% 28.4%
link to state detail 54183 Media buying agencies 849 12.4% 3.5% 2.0% 14,931 82.0% 62.2% 50.7%
link to state detail 54184 Media representatives 1,695 8.3% 2.8% 1.3% 14,521 65.1% 43.3% 18.6%
link to state detail 54185 Display advertising 2,149 8.5% 3.1% 1.0% 33,423 80.5% 68.3% 51.7%
link to state detail 54186 Direct mail advertising 3,049 19.8% 4.7% 1.7% 72,688 84.2% 58.5% 38.3%
link to state detail 54187 Advertising material distribution services 846 16.7% 6.6% 3.7% 17,993 88.1% 69.9% 48.4%
link to state detail 54189 Other services related to advertising 7,653 7.7% 2.0% 0.9% 107,780 77.4% 63.3% 51.1%
link to state detail 5419 Other professional, scientific, and technical services 62,294 8.2% 0.9% 0.3% 619,867 59.2% 35.2% 25.9%
link to state detail 54191 Marketing research and public opinion polling 4,800 17.6% 5.6% 2.1% 121,552 88.2% 68.3% 44.9%
link to state detail 54192 Photographic services 13,481 2.5% 0.4% 0.1% 91,247 64.0% D D
link to state detail 541921 Photography studios, portrait 9,578 2.6% 0.4% 0.2% 78,787 69.5% D D
link to state detail 541922 Commercial photography 3,911 2.3% 0.4% 0.2% 12,460 29.2% D D
link to state detail 54193 Translation and interpretation services 1,924 5.6% 1.2% 0.7% 15,484 69.0% D 33.9%
link to state detail 54194 Veterinary services 26,796 12.3% 0.3% 0.0 301,850 43.7% D D
link to state detail 54199 All other professional, scientific, and technical services 15,307 3.4% 1.0% 0.4% 89,734 65.6% 50.5% 37.4%

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