U.S. Department of Commerce

Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 2006:
NAICS 54 - Professional, scientific, & technical services
United States

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 772,025 846,473 8,054,094 497,406,545
Firms with 0 to 4 employees (as of March 12) 556,143 556,569 817,891 42,457,908
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 106,280 107,116 693,816 31,889,482
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 58,880 61,033 782,799 40,748,437
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 40,654 50,464 1,525,636 93,503,079
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 7,093 19,164 1,137,873 73,959,845
Firms with 500 employees or more 2,975 52,127 3,096,079 214,847,794
Firms with 500 to 749 employees 621 3,378 230,099 16,434,887
Firms with 750 to 999 employees 346 2,002 158,196 11,416,077
Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 381 2,695 225,791 16,419,070
Firms with 1,500 to 2,499 employees 441 2,978 258,945 17,948,546
Firms with 2,500 employees or more 1,186 41,074 2,223,048 152,629,214
Firms with 2,500 to 4,999 employees 410 5,544 355,420 25,550,807
Firms with 5,000 to 9,999 employees 300 8,202 318,308 17,814,487
Firms with 10,000 employees or more 476 27,328 1,549,320 109,263,920

 
 
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 772,025 6.6% 1.3% 0.4% 8,054,094 71.5% 52.6% 38.4%
link to industry detail Alabama 8,665 10.4% 4.3% 2.3% 97,540 71.0% 52.0% 36.5%
link to industry detail Alaska 1,702 11.7% 5.8% 4.2% 14,099 64.0% 42.7% 35.0%
link to industry detail Arizona 15,187 8.8% 3.9% 2.2% 134,051 69.4% 50.7% 35.9%
link to industry detail Arkansas 5,248 7.1% 3.1% 2.0% 38,186 58.4% 40.4% 27.7%
link to industry detail California 104,998 8.1% 2.3% 0.9% 1,224,939 75.1% 57.1% 44.2%
link to industry detail Colorado 21,264 7.7% 3.4% 1.9% 164,123 68.2% 50.2% 37.9%
link to industry detail Connecticut 9,735 10.1% 4.3% 2.5% 103,307 70.1% 52.0% 38.8%
link to industry detail Delaware 2,404 14.6% 6.9% 4.4% 27,575 76.3% 52.8% 38.4%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 4,225 22.7% 12.8% 7.3% 88,526 86.0% 71.1% 53.7%
link to industry detail Florida 64,593 5.9% 1.9% 0.9% 455,324 62.4% 43.0% 29.9%
link to industry detail Georgia 25,783 8.7% 3.5% 1.9% 222,435 69.7% 49.3% 35.1%
link to industry detail Hawaii 3,092 11.5% 5.4% 3.3% 25,820 64.1% 37.9% 26.5%
link to industry detail Idaho 3,846 8.5% 3.9% 2.6% 34,258 67.8% 52.1% 42.8%
link to industry detail Illinois 37,145 8.4% 3.1% 1.5% 376,748 73.2% 55.2% 41.5%
link to industry detail Indiana 12,096 9.3% 3.5% 1.8% 112,824 66.5% 45.8% 33.3%
link to industry detail Iowa 5,846 8.7% 3.4% 2.1% 43,065 56.4% 33.2% 21.3%
link to industry detail Kansas 6,776 9.9% 4.5% 2.7% 57,742 65.4% 45.1% 30.0%
link to industry detail Kentucky 7,644 9.6% 4.2% 2.4% 63,528 62.9% 41.4% 27.4%
link to industry detail Louisiana 10,446 8.5% 2.9% 1.7% 85,586 62.7% 38.6% 24.1%
link to industry detail Maine 3,403 9.1% 3.9% 2.5% 23,974 56.6% 33.8% 21.0%
link to industry detail Maryland 18,126 11.5% 4.1% 2.1% 228,100 77.3% 56.1% 39.8%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 21,102 10.4% 4.3% 2.2% 260,770 75.8% 58.8% 43.1%
link to industry detail Michigan 21,094 10.3% 4.0% 2.0% 302,222 79.2% 63.5% 48.2%
link to industry detail Minnesota 15,948 8.6% 3.4% 1.9% 138,683 69.6% 48.6% 33.1%
link to industry detail Mississippi 4,303 9.4% 3.9% 2.3% 32,634 58.5% 35.8% 22.2%
link to industry detail Missouri 12,898 10.0% 4.0% 2.1% 137,901 71.3% 52.4% 38.5%
link to industry detail Montana 3,262 6.9% 3.0% 1.9% 22,677 60.7% 44.7% 31.2%
link to industry detail Nebraska 3,984 10.8% 4.9% 3.4% 46,376 74.3% 57.3% 48.1%
link to industry detail Nevada 7,398 9.8% 4.2% 2.4% 58,756 67.5% 44.5% 29.5%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 3,898 10.3% 4.5% 3.0% 30,165 60.1% 36.1% 25.2%
link to industry detail New Jersey 30,289 8.7% 3.2% 1.6% 295,055 70.8% 51.3% 36.5%
link to industry detail New Mexico 4,532 10.1% 4.8% 3.1% 38,700 64.7% 45.1% 33.3%
link to industry detail New York 55,999 8.1% 2.5% 1.1% 599,549 73.5% 55.3% 41.5%
link to industry detail North Carolina 20,546 8.8% 3.7% 2.0% 196,323 69.1% 50.9% 37.4%
link to industry detail North Dakota 1,347 10.0% 4.6% 2.6% 11,972 65.1% 46.2% 33.9%
link to industry detail Ohio 23,548 9.9% 3.6% 1.9% 250,095 69.6% 48.9% 34.0%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 8,574 7.4% 3.1% 1.8% 69,567 63.4% 46.2% 32.2%
link to industry detail Oregon 10,729 8.5% 3.5% 1.9% 79,754 61.4% 40.6% 26.9%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 27,835 10.4% 3.7% 1.9% 316,047 72.5% 51.4% 36.2%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 3,072 9.1% 3.9% 2.4% 21,987 57.7% 33.6% 19.5%
link to industry detail South Carolina 8,820 8.9% 3.7% 2.1% 80,757 65.7% 47.1% 33.8%
link to industry detail South Dakota 1,664 8.2% 3.7% 2.1% 10,233 48.5% 26.7% 18.1%
link to industry detail Tennessee 10,474 11.0% 4.4% 2.5% 126,735 73.2% 55.7% 44.9%
link to industry detail Texas 52,767 8.4% 2.9% 1.4% 551,673 71.6% 52.8% 38.4%
link to industry detail Utah 7,515 10.2% 4.6% 2.7% 71,274 73.1% 51.4% 31.4%
link to industry detail Vermont 2,120 7.8% 3.6% 2.3% 17,025 62.7% 46.5% 35.6%
link to industry detail Virginia 23,881 11.8% 4.7% 2.1% 373,145 81.9% 65.5% 48.7%
link to industry detail Washington 18,181 9.1% 3.6% 2.0% 157,086 67.9% 46.9% 31.6%
link to industry detail West Virginia 2,780 11.7% 6.2% 3.7% 24,536 59.9% 39.0% 19.4%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 10,765 10.3% 3.8% 2.2% 102,240 65.6% 42.6% 27.6%
link to industry detail Wyoming 1,813 6.4% 3.1% 1.8% 8,407 37.5% 16.2% 7.7%

 
 
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 772,025 6.6% 1.3% 0.4% 8,054,094 71.5% 52.6% 38.4%
link to industry detail 541 Professional, scientific, & technical services 772,025 6.6% 1.3% 0.4% 8,054,094 71.5% 52.6% 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 772,025 6.6% 1.3% 0.4% 8,054,094 71.5% 52.6% 38.4%
link to state detail 5411 Legal services 180,727 4.7% 0.7% 0.2% 1,219,383 54.2% 32.1% 17.0%
link to state detail 54111 Offices of lawyers 168,752 4.5% 0.7% 0.1% 1,117,273 53.7% 31.8% 16.3%
link to state detail 54119 Other legal services 12,008 7.2% 1.5% 0.6% 102,110 59.4% 36.1% 23.8%
link to state detail 541191 Title abstract & settlement offices 9,491 7.7% 1.5% 0.6% 85,759 59.4% 36.1% 24.5%
link to state detail 541199 All other legal services 2,518 5.5% 1.4% 0.6% 16,351 58.9% 35.6% 19.9%
link to state detail 5412 Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, & payroll services 106,636 6.0% 1.5% 0.5% 1,356,770 75.0% 61.8% 50.6%
link to state detail 541211 Offices of certified public accountants 53,811 4.5% 0.7% 0.2% 418,567 55.3% 37.5% 29.7%
link to state detail 541213 Tax preparation services 14,847 7.7% 0.9% 0.2% 227,472 78.3% 62.0% 54.4%
link to state detail 541214 Payroll services 3,861 34.7% 16.7% 6.0% 497,490 97.7% 91.5% 76.2%
link to state detail 541219 Other accounting services 34,245 4.7% 1.6% 0.8% 213,241 56.8% 40.0% 27.9%
link to state detail 5413 Architectural, engineering, & related services 100,620 10.6% 2.1% 0.6% 1,390,573 74.7% 51.1% 33.6%
link to state detail 54131 Architectural services 24,225 7.8% 1.1% 0.2% 200,547 55.6% 25.8% 8.0%
link to state detail 54132 Landscape architectural services 6,311 6.5% 0.9% 0.3% 41,943 50.1% 19.4% 10.4%
link to state detail 54133 Engineering services 46,761 14.3% 3.3% 1.0% 933,483 82.7% 61.3% 42.8%
link to state detail 54134 Drafting services 2,891 2.0% 0.6% 0.3% 18,839 60.8% D D
link to state detail 54135 Building inspection services 5,641 2.6% 0.5% 0.1% 17,609 38.0% 12.8% 1.9%
link to state detail 54136 Geophysical surveying & mapping services 905 7.7% 2.5% 1.1% 9,822 71.8% D D
link to state detail 54137 Surveying & mapping (except geophysical) services 9,199 7.5% 0.8% 0.3% 68,191 41.9% 12.2% 5.1%
link to state detail 54138 Testing laboratories 4,987 20.3% 5.9% 2.4% 100,139 80.6% 53.0% 30.4%
link to state detail 5414 Specialized design services 33,489 3.0% 0.5% 0.3% 130,062 33.1% 12.0% 6.9%
link to state detail 54141 Interior design services 12,944 2.3% 0.3% 0.1% 46,225 29.4% 11.8% 6.3%
link to state detail 54142 Industrial design services 1,905 7.6% 2.5% 1.6% 13,009 57.5% 31.0% 22.5%
link to state detail 54143 Graphic design services 16,643 2.9% 0.4% 0.2% 63,267 30.6% 8.3% 3.6%
link to state detail 54149 Other specialized design services 2,003 4.0% 1.1% 0.7% 7,561 35.2% 12.2% 11.3%
link to state detail 5415 Computer systems design & related services 100,245 7.8% 1.9% 0.6% 1,215,296 79.7% 60.4% 45.1%
link to state detail 541511 Custom computer programming services 45,205 9.0% 2.1% 0.8% 506,321 77.1% 53.0% 37.0%
link to state detail 541512 Computer systems design services 41,461 7.3% 2.0% 0.7% 486,523 78.9% 61.6% 46.3%
link to state detail 541513 Computer facilities management services 2,340 18.0% 8.3% 4.5% 105,587 93.9% 85.2% 75.0%
link to state detail 541519 Other computer related services 11,641 6.1% 2.0% 0.8% 116,865 81.1% 65.1% 48.0%
link to state detail 5416 Management, scientific, & technical consulting services 137,612 4.9% 1.3% 0.5% 1,039,301 71.1% 53.6% 38.7%
link to state detail 54161 Management consulting services 104,791 5.1% 1.5% 0.6% 866,072 74.0% 57.7% 42.7%
link to state detail 541611 Admin management & general management consulting services 54,603 5.1% 1.6% 0.6% 444,106 74.7% 59.1% 44.7%
link to state detail 541612 Human resources & executive search consulting services 14,901 6.6% 1.9% 0.7% 189,916 79.9% 65.9% 50.9%
link to state detail 541613 Marketing consulting services 22,924 4.5% 1.2% 0.5% 140,516 65.6% 45.5% 29.4%
link to state detail 541614 Process, physical distribution, & logistics consulting services 5,854 8.6% 3.0% 1.3% 66,510 79.5% 61.4% 44.2%
link to state detail 541618 Other management consulting services 6,624 2.8% 0.7% 0.2% 25,024 48.0% 28.9% 15.5%
link to state detail 54162 Environmental consulting services 8,076 8.3% 1.6% 0.5% 71,190 64.1% 37.3% 18.6%
link to state detail 54169 Other scientific & technical consulting services 24,827 3.2% 0.7% 0.3% 102,039 51.9% 30.4% 18.4%
link to state detail 5417 Scientific research & development services 13,455 22.3% 9.8% 5.3% 672,666 93.8% 83.7% 71.1%
link to state detail 54171 Research & development in the phys, engineering & life sciences 11,367 23.5% 10.6% 5.8% 615,400 94.3% 84.7% 72.0%
link to state detail 54172 Research & development in the social sciences & humanities 2,137 17.6% 7.4% 4.4% 57,266 88.4% 74.0% 61.2%
link to state detail 5418 Advertising & related services 36,097 8.7% 1.9% 0.8% 433,800 73.4% 52.3% 38.3%
link to state detail 54181 Advertising agencies 12,436 9.6% 1.9% 0.8% 167,422 75.6% 54.6% 43.3%
link to state detail 54182 Public relations agencies 7,052 5.8% 1.2% 0.7% 43,385 53.5% 28.7% 18.6%
link to state detail 54183 Media buying services 793 8.6% 2.5% 1.5% 8,456 69.9% 49.1% 38.3%
link to state detail 54184 Media representatives 2,156 8.7% 2.6% 1.3% 20,763 66.7% 43.2% 28.1%
link to state detail 54185 Display advertising 1,998 8.8% 2.8% 1.2% 26,059 76.0% 58.5% 42.3%
link to state detail 54186 Direct mail advertising 3,124 20.2% 5.1% 1.8% 72,781 83.7% 57.2% 35.6%
link to state detail 54187 Advertising material distribution services 646 13.8% 5.4% 2.3% 12,804 87.1% 71.3% 39.0%
link to state detail 54189 Other services related to advertising 8,002 6.0% 1.4% 0.6% 82,130 69.4% 53.3% 42.0%
link to state detail 5419 Other professional, scientific, & technical services 64,852 7.9% 0.9% 0.3% 596,243 57.6% 32.8% 22.2%
link to state detail 54191 Marketing research & public opinion polling 4,586 17.1% 5.6% 1.9% 125,219 89.1% 71.3% 48.3%
link to state detail 54192 Photographic services 13,415 2.7% 0.4% 0.1% 83,621 60.9% 48.6% 41.0%
link to state detail 541921 Photography studios, portrait 9,389 2.8% 0.4% 0.1% 70,245 66.1% 55.8% 48.1%
link to state detail 541922 Commercial photography 4,033 2.6% 0.3% 0.2% 13,376 33.7% 11.1% 3.7%
link to state detail 54193 Translation & interpretation sevices 1,818 5.2% 1.3% 0.6% 12,105 63.4% 40.8% 21.4%
link to state detail 54194 Veterinary services 26,303 11.8% 0.3% 0.1% 281,662 41.6% 9.2% 5.4%
link to state detail 54199 All other professional, scientific, & technical services 18,738 4.2% 1.1% 0.5% 93,636 59.7% 36.9% 21.0%

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