Economic Census: Industry Snapshots

Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences (NAICS 54171)
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California, New Jersey and New York accounted for 34% of employment in this industry in 2007.


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KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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United States
RECEIPTS ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments 9,173 13,133 14,457 10.1%
Receipts/Revenue ($ Millions) 34,146 60,453 89,413 47.9%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 13,414 39,816 59,645 49.8%
Total employment 269,116 557,417 658,578 18.1%
Receipts/Revenue per establishment ($1,000) 3,722 4,603 6,185 34.4%
Receipts/Revenue per employee ($1,000) 127 108 136 25.2%
Receipts/Revenue per $ of payroll 2.5 1.5 1.5 -1.3%
Payroll per employee ($) 49,845 71,430 90,566 26.8%
Employees per establishment 29.3 42.4 45.6 7.3%
Receipts/Revenue per capita ($) 128 210 297 41.2%
Population per establishment 29,052 21,909 20,840 -4.9%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
Data in this Snapshot include only establishments with paid employees. See Industry Snapshot FAQs .
All figures are in current dollars for the period shown, and do not reflect changes in prices.
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RECEIPTS PER EMPLOYEE
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