Industry Data & Market Research

2020 U.S. Industry Statistics & Market Research - Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Professional, Scientific & Technical 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.

Professional, Scientific & Technical Services market size 2020
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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Average Revenue Per Employee
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Analysis of Federal Data

Market Forecast

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

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Professional, Scientific & Technical 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

Maintenance And Repair - Computer Hardware And Peripheral Equipment

Digital Photo And Photofinishing Services

Temporary Staffing Services

Construction Management Services

Project Management Services

System Software Publishing

Application Software Publishing

Information Technology (It) Technical Consulting Services

Application Service Provisioning, With Or Without Integration Of Related Services

Business Process Management Services, Including Financial, Human Resources, Supply-Chain, Customer Relations, And Vertical Marke

Printing Services

Website Hosting Services, With Or Without Integration Of Related Services

Data Storage Services

Video And Audio Streaming Services

Internet Access Services - Broadband (I.E., Always-On)

Legal Services, Civil Law - Real Estate Law

Legal Services, Civil Law - Wills, Estates, And Trusts

Legal Services, Civil Law - Family Law

Legal Services, Civil Law - Business And Commercial Law

Legal Services, Civil Law - Civil Negligence

Legal Services, Civil Law - Labor And Employment Law

Legal Services - Other Civil Law

Tax Auditing Services

Billing Services, Including Medical Billing

Bookkeeping And Compilation Services

Architectural Services For Non-Residential Building Projects

Landscaping Services, Commercial And/Or Residential

Specific Element Inspection Services

All Other Inspection Services

Full-Service Interior Design Services

Interior Decorating Services

Basic And Applied Research In The Physical And Engineering Sciences

Consumer Credit Counseling And Credit Repair Services

Visual Inspection Of Electric Transmission Lines, Gas Lines, Or Pipelines

Pet Care Services

Business Brokering Services

Legal Services, Criminal Law

Arbitration And Mediation Services

Legal Research And Document Services

Process Server Services

Notarization And Certification Services

Expert Witness Services

Distributions From Law Partnerships To Professional Corporations/Associations

Financial Auditing Services

Financial Statement Review, Engagement, And Agreed-Upon Procedures For Financial Information

Other Financial Assurance And Related Services

Non-Financial Assurance And Related Services

General Accounting Services

Payroll Accounting Services

Tax Planning And Consulting Services

Tax Preparation And Representation Services - Individuals And Unincorporated Businesses

Tax Preparation And Representation Services - Corporate And Other Clients

Computerized Accounting Systems Services

Personal Financial Planning Services

Architectural Services For Residential Building Projects

Historical Restoration Architectural Services

Architectural Consulting Services (Include Expert Witness Services.)

Landscape Architectural Services For Residential Building Projects

Landscape Architectural Services For Non-Residential Building Projects

Landscape Architectural Services For Recreational And Open Space Projects

Urban Planning Services

Urban Planning Consulting Services (Include Expert Witness Services.)

Project Site Master Planning Services

Research And Development

Geospatial Photo And Image Acquisition

Geospatial Photo And Image Processing

Integrated Surveying And Mapping Services

Gis (Geographic Information System) Custom Software Design And Development Services

Geophysical Data Collection

Geophysical Data Processing

Integrated Geophysical Services

Geophysical Data Sales

Geophysical Consulting Services (Include Expert Witness Services.)

Custom Application Design And Development Services

Network Design And Development Services

Computer Systems Design, Development, And Integration Services

It Infrastructure And Network Management Services

Information Technology (It) Technical Support Services

Licensing Of Rights To Reproduce And Distribute Computer Software Protected By Copyright

Rental And Leasing Of Computer Hardware

Information Technology (It) Related Training Services

Advertising Placement Services (Include Bundled Placement And Creative Services.)

Advertising Creative Services Billed Separately (Include Graphic Design Services.)

Sales Promotion Services

Direct Marketing Services

Public Relations Services

Media Planning And/Or Buying Services

Media Representation Services

Display Advertising Services

Direct Mail Advertising Services

Distribution Of Advertising Materials, Other Than By Mail

Coordination Of Production And Delivery Of Premiums (I.E., Advertising Specialties)

Product Or Merchandise Demonstrations

Signs, Custom Fabrication, Including Banners, A-Frame, Neon, And Outdoor

Other Services Related To Advertising

Marketing Research Services

Public Opinion Research/Polling Services

Statistical Sampling And Survey Design Services

Portrait Photography Services

Wedding Photography Services

Other Special Event Photography Or Video Services

Commercial Or Industrial Photography Services

Other Photography Services

Translation And Interpretation Services

Veterinary Services

Weather Forecasting Services

Appraisal Services, Excluding Real Estate

Commodity Inspection Services

Arbitration, Mediation, And Conciliation Services

Engineering Services For Residential Building Projects

Engineering Services For Commercial, Public, And Institutional Building Projects

Engineering Services For Industrial And Manufacturing Projects

Engineering Services For Transportation Projects

Engineering Services For Municipal Utility Projects

Engineering Services For Telecommunications And Broadcasting Projects

Engineering Services For Hazardous And Industrial Waste Systems 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 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.)

New Home Construction Inspection Services

Commercial Building Inspection Services

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

Mechanical Drafting Services

Steel Detailing Drafting Services

Architectural Drafting Services

Interior Design Services

Industrial Design Services

Drafting Services

Graphic Design Services

Clothing Design Services

Other Specialized Design Services

Strategic Management Consulting And Implementation Services

Financial Management Consulting And Implementation Services

Marketing Management Consulting And Implementation Services

Human Resources Management Consulting And Implementation Services

Operations And Supply Chain Management Consulting And Implementation Services

Actuarial Consulting Services, Excluding Employee Pensions And Other Benefits

Scientific/Technical Consulting Services, Excluding Environmental

All Other Consulting Services

Environmental Assessments

Environmental Audits

Site Remediation Planning Services

Evaluation Of Environmental Studies

Natural Resource Management Consulting Services

Waste Management Consulting Services

Environmental Policy Development Consulting Services

All Other Environmental Consulting/Services

Economic Consulting Services

Agricultural, Fisheries, And Biological Consulting Services

Energy, Mining, Geological, And Geophysical Consulting Services

Safety And Security Consulting Services

Other Scientific And Technical Consulting Services

Management Consulting Services

Other Management Services

Testing Services (Physical Or Product), Excluding Medical And Veterinary Services

Calibration Of Instruments And Reference Materials

Product Certification Services

Commercial Inspection Services

Consulting Services For Testing And Related Fields (Include Expert Witness Services.)

Basic And Applied Research In Biotechnology

Basic And Applied Research In The Life Sciences (Exclude Biotechnology.)

Basic And Applied Research In The Social Sciences And Humanities

Development Services For Goods

Development Services For Service Products Processes, Systems, Or Methods

Outright Sale Of Original Works Of Intellectual Property

Advisory And Consulting Services For Research And Development Activities

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

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Government

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Private

Investment Income, Including Interest And Dividends

All Other Revenue

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

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
Net Income
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Professional, Scientific & Technical 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 Professional, Scientific & Technical 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 Professional, Scientific & Technical 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 9%

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Top Executives 5%
Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers 6%
Operations Specialties Managers 5%
Other Management Occupations 6%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 15%
Business Operations Specialists 9%
Management Analysts 12%
Management Analysts 12%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 5%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 5%
Financial Specialists 6%
Accountants and Auditors 35%
Accountants and Auditors 35%
Tax Examiners, Collectors and Preparers, and Revenue Agents 7%
Tax Preparers 7%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 17%
Computer Occupations 17%
Computer and Information Analysts 10%
Computer Systems Analysts 9%
Software Developers and Programmers 8%
Software Developers, Applications 15%
Software Developers, Systems Software 6%
Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects 7%
Computer Support Specialists 8%
Computer User Support Specialists 7%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 10%
Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers 10%
Architects, Except Naval 7%
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 6%
Engineers 6%
Civil Engineers 11%
Civil Engineers 11%
Electrical and Electronics Engineers 5%
Mechanical Engineers 6%
Mechanical Engineers 6%
Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians 15%
Drafters 7%
Architectural and Civil Drafters 5%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters 6%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 5%
Life Scientists 11%
Medical Scientists 6%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 6%
Physical Scientists 7%
Chemists and Materials Scientists 5%
Social Scientists and Related Workers 20%
Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers 10%
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 5%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians 15%
Chemical Technicians 7%
Chemical Technicians 7%
Social Science Research Assistants 13%
Social Science Research Assistants 13%
Legal Occupations 8%
Lawyers, Judges, and Related Workers 34%
Lawyers and Judicial Law Clerks 34%
Lawyers 34%
Legal Support Workers 23%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 20%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 20%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 47%
Art and Design Workers 45%
Designers 42%
Graphic Designers 22%
Interior Designers 15%
Media and Communication Workers 10%
Public Relations Specialists 8%
Public Relations Specialists 8%
Media and Communication Equipment Workers 53%
Photographers 50%
Photographers 50%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 23%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners 9%
Veterinarians 9%
Veterinarians 9%
Health Technologists and Technicians 14%
Health Practitioner Support Technologists and Technicians 14%
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 14%
Healthcare Support Occupations 11%
Other Healthcare Support Occupations 11%
Miscellaneous Healthcare Support Occupations 11%
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 11%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 9%
Animal Care and Service Workers 9%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 9%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 9%
Sales and Related Occupations 7%
Retail Sales Workers 6%
Sales Representatives, Services 14%
Advertising Sales Agents 11%
Advertising Sales Agents 11%
Other Sales and Related Workers 7%
Models, Demonstrators, and Product Promoters 6%
Demonstrators and Product Promoters 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 19%
Financial Clerks 17%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 10%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 10%
Information and Record Clerks 6%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 8%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 8%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 6%
Legal Secretaries 14%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 5%
Office Clerks, General 7%
Office Clerks, General 7%
Production Occupations 15%
Other Production Occupations 13%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 12%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 12%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 6%
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Professional, Scientific & Technical Services Competitor Landscape & Key Companies [PREMIUM]

The most influential companies in the Professional, Scientific & Technical Services industry and adjacent industries either have large market share or are developing new business models and methods that could disrupt the status quo. We look at leading and emerging companies in the Professional, Scientific & Technical Services industry and adjacent sectors:

Market Leaders:
Direct Competitors

Companies with the largest market share, focused in this industry
Market leaders:
Diversified Competitors

Largest companies that have diversified operations in this and other industries
Direct Competitors

Innovative, Emerging, and Disruptive Companies that may influence the future direction of the industry.
Diversified Competitors

Innovators and Disruptors in adjacent industries that may also affect the Professional, Scientific & Technical Services industry.

Government Contracts

In 2020, the federal government spent a total of $794,572,083,286 on Professional, Scientific & Technical Services. It has awarded 186214 contracts to 23998 companies, with an average value of $33,109,929 per company.   

Most Recent Contracts Date Total Award Amount
1800 Diagonal Rd Ste 600
Alexandria, VA
Nov 14, 2020$1,826,707
Building 128, Suite 121 63 Flushing Ave Unit 150
Brooklyn, NY
Nov 14, 2020$1,633,220
530 La Gonda Way Ste E
Danville, CA
Nov 14, 2020$90,442
302 Weymouth St
Rockland, MA
Nov 14, 2020$1,158
211 Church St Se Ste 115-a
Leesburg, VA
Nov 14, 2020$99,308
89 Rumford Ave
Newton, MA
Nov 14, 2020$989,107

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