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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 1999:
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
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 654,464 704,779 6,432,422 311,238,501
Firms with no employees (as of March 12) 95,185 95,387 0 5,328,055
Firms with 1 to 4 employees 369,819 370,136 710,573 25,468,046
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 95,545 96,315 622,465 23,292,034
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 51,261 53,285 680,510 29,179,029
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 34,973 43,817 1,296,897 65,866,060
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 5,415 14,740 879,193 46,471,196
Firms with 500 employees or more 2,266 31,099 2,242,784 115,634,081
    Firms with 500 to 999 employees 768 3,995 305,995 17,649,221
    Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 325 2,383 170,244 9,907,087
    Firms with 1,500 to 2,499 employees 278 2,097 176,535 9,364,295
    Firms with 2,500 employees or more 895 22,624 1,590,010 78,713,478
        Firms with 2,500 to 4,999 employees 289 5,878 252,175 13,660,287
        Firms with 5,000 to 9,999 employees 246 4,846 302,119 15,496,159
        Firms with 10,000 employees or more 360 11,900 1,035,716 49,557,032
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 654,464 6.5% 1.2% 0.3% 6,432,422 68.7% 48.5% 34.9%
link to industry detail Alabama 7,735 9.5% 3.5% 2.0% 69,448 63.8% 41.3% 26.2%
link to industry detail Alaska 1,523 10.3% 5.1% 4.0% 9,612 53.2% 30.2% 24.0%
link to industry detail Arizona 11,315 9.2% 4.0% 2.2% 104,827 69.4% 51.1% 38.1%
link to industry detail Arkansas 4,532 6.0% 2.3% 1.4% 29,663 51.4% 33.4% 21.2%
link to industry detail California 84,819 8.3% 2.3% 0.9% 975,340 73.7% 54.9% 42.9%
link to industry detail Colorado 16,182 8.4% 3.6% 2.1% 132,906 66.9% 48.0% 37.0%
link to industry detail Connecticut 9,892 9.1% 3.5% 2.2% 87,130 64.9% 44.1% 30.4%
link to industry detail Delaware 2,057 12.2% 5.6% 3.5% 18,862 69.0% 45.5% 34.1%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 3,872 22.3% 11.6% 6.3% 74,430 84.4% 67.0% 46.9%
link to industry detail Florida 47,038 6.2% 2.0% 1.0% 338,128 60.7% 41.3% 29.2%
link to industry detail Georgia 20,286 9.1% 3.7% 1.9% 185,219 69.4% 50.3% 35.7%
link to industry detail Hawaii 2,574 10.1% 4.7% 3.3% 18,137 55.1% 29.8% 18.4%
link to industry detail Idaho 2,721 8.8% 3.8% 2.6% 22,432 63.1% 46.9% 37.3%
link to industry detail Illinois 33,442 8.5% 3.0% 1.5% 337,445 72.0% 53.9% 40.8%
link to industry detail Indiana 10,679 8.8% 3.1% 1.7% 85,974 59.8% 35.2% 24.0%
link to industry detail Iowa 5,237 8.1% 2.9% 1.9% 37,151 53.3% 29.2% 20.9%
link to industry detail Kansas 5,918 9.6% 4.4% 2.6% 52,418 66.0% 46.4% 32.3%
link to industry detail Kentucky 6,766 8.5% 3.6% 2.1% 50,705 56.7% 35.0% 19.5%
link to industry detail Louisiana 9,551 8.5% 2.8% 1.6% 75,438 59.9% 35.3% 20.8%
link to industry detail Maine 2,943 7.1% 2.8% 1.9% 18,677 51.2% 28.5% 18.9%
link to industry detail Maryland 15,322 10.8% 4.0% 2.0% 182,531 75.9% 55.8% 38.8%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 19,957 10.0% 3.7% 1.9% 214,495 72.3% 52.0% 36.2%
link to industry detail Michigan 19,872 9.2% 3.1% 1.6% 202,469 69.4% 48.7% 31.7%
link to industry detail Minnesota 13,951 8.6% 3.1% 1.7% 115,887 67.1% 43.9% 26.9%
link to industry detail Mississippi 3,913 7.8% 3.1% 1.9% 26,586 52.7% 30.6% 20.0%
link to industry detail Missouri 11,491 9.7% 3.8% 2.1% 112,157 67.8% 47.4% 33.1%
link to industry detail Montana 2,449 6.7% 2.7% 1.7% 13,502 46.5% 26.2% 12.2%
link to industry detail Nebraska 3,402 9.8% 4.0% 2.7% 31,144 66.1% 44.5% 30.6%
link to industry detail Nevada 4,935 10.3% 4.2% 2.3% 36,692 63.4% 38.3% 22.5%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 3,700 8.1% 3.4% 2.1% 22,565 51.0% 28.8% 19.3%
link to industry detail New Jersey 28,525 8.3% 2.8% 1.3% 251,175 68.5% 46.9% 31.9%
link to industry detail New Mexico 4,006 9.7% 4.6% 2.9% 36,214 66.4% 49.7% 38.7%
link to industry detail New York 49,364 8.1% 2.4% 1.1% 514,993 72.1% 52.4% 38.4%
link to industry detail North Carolina 16,309 8.5% 3.2% 1.8% 137,948 62.4% 42.2% 29.8%
link to industry detail North Dakota 1,190 8.9% 3.4% 1.8% 8,681 57.7% 35.2% 16.8%
link to industry detail Ohio 22,140 9.5% 3.1% 1.6% 217,328 67.0% 44.1% 30.0%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 7,522 6.8% 2.6% 1.6% 49,496 53.6% 31.8% 20.6%
link to industry detail Oregon 9,096 8.3% 3.1% 1.8% 64,913 58.6% 35.4% 22.0%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 24,784 10.0% 3.3% 1.7% 284,105 72.1% 51.8% 36.4%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 2,585 8.1% 3.5% 2.6% 16,762 53.4% 29.7% 22.1%
link to industry detail South Carolina 7,401 8.4% 3.4% 2.0% 58,207 58.9% 39.5% 26.5%
link to industry detail South Dakota 1,450 6.3% 2.5% 1.7% 7,606 40.4% 20.7% 10.5%
link to industry detail Tennessee 9,420 10.2% 3.9% 2.3% 94,209 67.5% 46.8% 34.9%
link to industry detail Texas 45,347 8.3% 2.6% 1.3% 439,664 68.4% 47.9% 36.0%
link to industry detail Utah 4,919 12.0% 4.8% 3.1% 47,160 70.4% 43.8% 28.9%
link to industry detail Vermont 1,844 5.9% 2.4% 1.7% 10,027 43.2% 26.3% 16.5%
link to industry detail Virginia 18,649 11.5% 4.6% 2.1% 271,952 79.8% 63.2% 45.6%
link to industry detail Washington 15,062 8.7% 3.3% 2.0% 127,011 65.4% 44.1% 30.9%
link to industry detail West Virginia 2,683 10.1% 4.0% 2.6% 19,091 53.6% 26.2% 15.7%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 10,024 9.2% 3.3% 1.8% 87,696 62.0% 38.5% 23.5%
link to industry detail Wyoming 1,399 6.0% 2.4% 1.8% 6,214 31.8% 11.4% 8.6%
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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 654,464 6.5% 1.2% 0.3% 6,432,422 68.7% 48.5% 34.9%
link to industry detail 541 Professional, scientific, & technical services 654,464 6.5% 1.2% 0.3% 6,432,422 68.7% 48.5% 34.9%
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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 654,464 6.5% 1.2% 0.3% 6,432,422 68.7% 48.5% 34.9%
link to state detail 5411   Legal services 169,613 4.8% 0.6% 0.1% 1,082,253 51.9% 27.9% 13.0%
link to state detail 54111    Offices of lawyers 162,553 4.6% 0.6% 0.1% 1,014,850 51.4% 27.6% 12.8%
link to state detail 54119    Other legal services 7,087 9.5% 2.0% 0.7% 67,403 59.1% 31.7% 15.3%
link to state detail 541191     Title abstract & settlement offices 5,427 10.7% 2.1% 0.7% 57,426 59.9% 31.6% 15.4%
link to state detail 541199     All other legal services 1,660 5.8% 1.5% 0.7% 9,977 54.6% 32.6% 14.7%
link to state detail 5412   Accounting, tax return prep, bookkeeping, & payroll services 93,638 4.9% 0.9% 0.3% 1,093,608 72.7% 60.2% 52.1%
link to state detail 541211     Offices of certified public accountants 51,645 4.5% 0.5% 0.1% 415,914 56.5% 39.1% 33.1%
link to state detail 541213     Tax return preparation services 11,477 5.6% 0.5% 0.1% 159,524 76.1% 63.2% 58.9%
link to state detail 541214     Payroll services 2,370 31.9% 15.1% 5.5% 379,248 98.2% 93.5% 82.4%
link to state detail 541219     Other accounting services 28,236 3.5% 0.9% 0.4% 138,922 47.5% 29.2% 18.5%
link to state detail 5413   Architectural, engineering, & related services 92,816 10.2% 1.9% 0.6% 1,212,838 72.4% 48.8% 33.3%
link to state detail 54131    Architectural services 20,822 7.6% 1.0% 0.2% 168,337 53.2% 22.6% 9.6%
link to state detail 54132    Landscape Architectural Services 7,653 5.5% 0.7% 0.1% 42,691 42.4% 11.9% 1.1%
link to state detail 54133    Engineering services 45,812 13.0% 2.9% 1.0% 826,717 80.2% 59.0% 42.4%
link to state detail 54134    Drafting services 2,090 4.5% 0.7% 0.2% 9,633 40.2% D D
link to state detail 54135    Building inspection services 3,210 3.3% 0.5% 0.2% 11,940 36.0% 6.1% 1.3%
link to state detail 54136    Geophysical surveying & mapping services 609 8.4% 2.3% 0.8% 8,773 80.7% D D
link to state detail 54137    Surveying & mapping (except geophysical) services 8,780 5.9% 0.8% 0.3% 56,733 37.1% 12.3% 5.4%
link to state detail 54138    Testing laboratories 4,115 23.2% 6.1% 2.5% 88,014 81.5% 53.1% 32.8%
link to state detail 5414   Specialized design services 27,877 3.7% 0.6% 0.2% 131,134 38.5% 15.9% 8.3%
link to state detail 54141    Interior design services 10,162 3.1% 0.5% 0.2% 40,683 30.1% 9.1% 1.8%
link to state detail 54142    Industrial design services 1,380 9.1% 2.2% 1.2% 14,009 70.0% D D
link to state detail 54143    Graphic design services 15,208 3.7% 0.5% 0.2% 69,937 35.5% 12.1% 5.5%
link to state detail 54149    Other specialized design services 1,130 4.4% 1.1% 0.4% 6,505 55.3% D D
link to state detail 5415   Computer systems design & related services 85,437 7.8% 1.9% 0.7% 1,013,049 79.5% 60.1% 43.3%
link to state detail 541511     Custom computer programming services 36,223 9.4% 2.4% 0.9% 436,343 79.8% 57.2% 37.0%
link to state detail 541512     Computer systems design services 32,309 8.8% 2.4% 1.0% 441,249 80.5% 62.7% 47.5%
link to state detail 541513     Computer facilities management services 913 22.8% 11.5% 6.1% 61,853 96.1% 89.4% 78.5%
link to state detail 541519     Other computer related services 16,322 3.3% 0.9% 0.4% 73,604 57.8% 37.2% 25.1%
link to state detail 5416   Management, scientific, & technical consulting services 86,087 5.8% 1.6% 0.7% 658,487 69.2% 49.5% 35.5%
link to state detail 54161    Management consulting services 64,657 6.2% 1.9% 0.8% 539,209 72.3% 53.4% 39.1%
link to state detail 541611     Administrative management & general management consulting service 28,627 6.7% 2.5% 1.1% 273,172 77.2% 61.3% 46.4%
link to state detail 541612     Human resources & executive search consulting services 15,394 6.7% 1.5% 0.7% 132,959 68.1% 45.5% 32.3%
link to state detail 541613     Marketing consulting services 14,131 4.6% 1.4% 0.7% 82,745 65.0% 44.7% 29.9%
link to state detail 541614     Process, physical distribution, & logistics consulting services 3,278 10.1% 3.3% 1.8% 34,190 77.3% 55.0% 41.6%
link to state detail 541618     Other management consulting services 3,342 5.0% 1.5% 0.6% 16,143 50.1% 23.7% 12.4%
link to state detail 54162    Environmental consulting services 6,540 8.0% 1.7% 0.8% 51,329 58.6% 32.3% 19.0%
link to state detail 54169    Other scientific & technical consulting services 14,977 3.9% 1.0% 0.5% 67,949 53.2% 31.8% 19.5%
link to state detail 5417   Scientific research & development services 10,019 20.3% 6.9% 2.8% 338,346 90.2% 74.0% 55.1%
link to state detail 54171    R&D in the physical, engineering, & life sciences 8,153 21.0% 7.3% 3.1% 301,353 91.1% 75.8% 57.7%
link to state detail 54172    Research & development in the social sciences & humanities 1,883 17.7% 5.5% 1.9% 36,993 83.0% 59.4% 34.2%
link to state detail 5418   Advertising & related services 37,056 8.9% 1.7% 0.6% 443,252 72.0% 49.5% 35.5%
link to state detail 54181    Advertising agencies 13,017 9.0% 1.5% 0.5% 153,124 70.6% 46.6% 35.2%
link to state detail 54182    Public relations agencies 6,084 5.8% 1.0% 0.4% 44,063 57.2% 33.7% 24.8%
link to state detail 54183    Media buying services 785 12.0% 4.3% 1.5% 9,238 73.3% 46.5% 26.0%
link to state detail 54184    Media representatives 2,137 11.1% 3.9% 2.3% 31,339 77.5% 59.7% 50.5%
link to state detail 54185    Display advertising 1,873 9.3% 2.5% 1.3% 43,516 86.3% 76.3% 69.1%
link to state detail 54186    Direct mail advertising 3,669 21.7% 5.3% 1.8% 90,044 84.2% 57.2% 33.4%
link to state detail 54187    Advertising material distribution services 513 12.5% 5.8% 2.7% 6,591 76.7% 55.8% 20.8%
link to state detail 54189    Other services related to advertising 9,114 5.9% 1.2% 0.5% 65,337 55.7% 33.2% 19.5%
link to state detail 5419   Other professional, scientific, & technical services 53,071 6.6% 0.7% 0.2% 459,455 53.8% 31.5% 22.1%
link to state detail 54191    Marketing research & public opinion polling 3,446 22.6% 6.2% 1.9% 120,417 91.3% 71.4% 48.3%
link to state detail 54192    Photographic services 13,223 3.3% 0.5% 0.2% 75,827 54.6% D D
link to state detail 541921     Photographic studios, portrait 9,006 3.0% 0.4% 0.1% 57,939 58.8% 44.5% 37.3%
link to state detail 541922     Commercial photography 4,229 4.1% 0.8% 0.3% 17,888 41.2% D D
link to state detail 54193    Translation & interpretation services 1,078 6.5% 0.7% 0.1% 6,320 53.3% D D
link to state detail 54194    Veterinary Services 23,705 7.9% 0.1% 0.0% 205,537 30.4% 4.5% 3.1%
link to state detail 54199    All other professional, scientific, & technical services 11,624 3.1% 0.6% 0.2% 51,354 58.8% 39.1% 27.6%
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

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Source: Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Last modified: July 13 2011   Questions?