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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Engineering Services

Overview: the U.S. Engineering Services Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Engineering Services: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Engineering Services industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Construction Management Services

Project Management Services

Specific Element Inspection Services

Research And Development

Engineering Services For Residential Building Projects

Engineering Services - New Residential Building Projects

Engineering Services - Residential Building Renovation Projects

Engineering Services For Commercial, Public, And Institutional Building Projects

Engineering Services - New Commercial, Public, And Institutional Building Projects

Engineering Services - Commercial, Public, And Institutional Building Renovation Projects

Engineering Services For Industrial And Manufacturing Projects

Engineering Services - Petroleum And Petrochemical Plant And Process Projects

Engineering Services - Other Industrial And Manufacturing Plant And Process Projects

Engineering Design Services For Industrial And Manufactured Products (Include Aerospace And Defense.)

Engineering Services For Transportation Projects

Engineering Services - Highway And Roadway Projects

Engineering Services - Mass Transit Systems Projects (Include Light Rail And All Related Bridges And Tunnels.)

Engineering Services - All Other Transportation Projects (Include Aviation, Railway, And Marine.)

Engineering Services For Municipal Utility Projects

Engineering Services - Water Collection, Distribution, Treatment, And Disposal Projects

Engineering Services - Municipal Waste Collection And Disposal Projects

Engineering Services - Other Municipal Utility Projects

Engineering Services For Telecommunications And Broadcasting Projects

Engineering Services For Hazardous And Industrial Waste Systems Projects

Engineering Services - Industrial Waste Collection, Treatment, And Disposal Systems Projects

Engineering Services - Hazardous Waste Remediation Projects

Engineering Services For All Other Projects

Engineering Advisory And Consulting Services, Performed Independently Of An Engineering Project (Include Forensic Investigation.

Engineering Services For Power Generating Unit Projects

Engineering Services - Fossil Fuel Power Generating Unit Projects

Engineering Services - Hydropower Generating Unit Projects

Engineering Services - Nuclear Power Generating Unit Projects

Engineering Services - Other Power Generating Projects

Engineering Services For Power Transmission And Distribution Projects (Overhead And Underground)

Design-Build And General Contractor Services (Include Design-Bid-Build Construction Services.)

Home Inspection Services (Include Only Buildings With Fewer Than Four Residences.)

Commercial Building Inspection Services

Environmental Hazard Detection Services (Include Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint, Radon, And Mold.)

Drafting Services

Engineering Services

Survey And Mapping Services, Excluding Geophysical Services

Geophysical Surveying Services

Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property

Resale Of Merchandise

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Engineering Services Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Engineering Services companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Engineering Services company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Engineering Services industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Engineering Services measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 10%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Other Management Occupations 5%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 7%
Business Operations Specialists 6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 7%
Computer Occupations 7%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 51%
Engineers 33%
Civil Engineers 14%
Civil Engineers 14%
Electrical and Electronics Engineers 6%
Mechanical Engineers 6%
Mechanical Engineers 6%
Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians 15%
Drafters 6%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters 7%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Engineering Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Skyspecs raises $1 million in funding. - 01/08/2018
  • Health & Safety Sciences trademarks "TALON GROUP A DIVISION OF HSS, LLC" - Security services for the protection of property and individuals - 01/08/2018
  • Paco Technologies trademarks "PACOTECH" - Consulting services for others in the field of design, planning, and implementation project management of IT (information technologies) in project management of capital programs - 01/05/2018
  • Golder Associates patents Pressure Control Apparatus - 01/04/2018
  • Holtec International patents Container For Radioactive Waste - 01/04/2018
  • Witricity patents Diode Conduction Sensor - 01/04/2018
  • Keyw trademarks "KEYW" - computer software and computer hardware for testing and evaluating computers, computer networks and information technology systems for security vulnerability and risk relating to hacking, cyber-attacks, computer crimes and computer viruses; computer software and computer hardware for cyber-security, cyber-defense, information security and assurance, data security, computer security, network security and prevention of hacking, cyber-attacks, computer crimes and computer viruses; computer software and computer hardware for monitoring, detecting, inspecting, processing, analyzing, mitigating and remediating computers, computer networks and information technology systems for hacking, cyber-attacks, computer crimes and computer viruses; computer software and computer hardware for risk mitigation and remediation, integrity and threat analysis, cyber event data analysis, digital data intelligence gathering and analysis and dispatch of security countermeasures relating to hacking, cyber-attacks, computer crimes and computer viruses; computer software and computer hardware for data warehousing, data analysis, threat detection, measurement and evaluation of security process effectiveness and security management controls relating to computer security, network security and information technology systems security; computer software for security information and event management and defense against hacking, cyber-attacks, computer crimes and computer viruses - 12/29/2017
  • Strongauth raises $8 million in funding. - 12/27/2017
  • Martin/Martin raises $2 million in funding. - 12/22/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Silver Spring Networks153
    HNTB Holdings134
    Phoseon Technology91
    Suez Treatment Solutions63

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $30,138,001,627 on Engineering Services. It has awarded 73,936 contracts to 4,101 companies, with an average value of $7,348,940 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Marine engineering services, Consulting engineers' offices, Engineering consulting services, Engineers' private practices, Consulting engineers' private practices, Acoustical engineering consulting services, Acoustical system engineering design services, Chemical engineering services, Engineering services, Engineering design services, Logging engineering services, Heating engineering consulting services, Erosion control engineering services, Mechanical engineering services, Traffic engineering consulting services, Combustion engineering consulting services, Boat engineering design services, Engineers' offices, Geophysical engineering services, Civil engineering services, Electrical engineering services, Construction engineering services, Petroleum engineering services, Mining engineering services, Industrial engineering services, Geological engineering services, Environmental engineering services, etc.

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