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Scientific Research & Development Services (NAICS 5417) Industry Market Research Report

Scientific Research & Development Services - Market Size and Forecast

The Scientific Research and Development Services report contains both historical and forecasted statistics. Total market size figures from 2015 to 2025 reveal industry growth patterns and trends. Market size measurements include both public and private companies in the industry.

Market Size (Total Revenue)

Included in Report

% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government financial data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Scientific Research & Development Services Industry Revenue
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021

Advanced econometric models forecast five years of industry growth based on short- and long-term trend analysis. Market size includes revenue generated from all products and services sold within the industry.

Scientific Research & Development Services - Geographic Breakdown by U.S. State

Market size by state reveals local opportunity through the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Data by state can be used to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for Scientific Research & Development Services companies in the United States.

Scientific Research & Development Services Revenue by State

US Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company SizeAll IndustriesScientific Research & Development Services
Small Business (< 5 Employees)


Small Business (5 - 20)
Midsized Business (20 - 100)
Large Business (100 - 500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Scientific Research & Development Services - Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial statement analysis determines averages for the following industry forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue


Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Scientific Research & Development Services - Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow a company's performance to be compared against that of its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios


Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Scientific Research & Development Services - Product Mix

Product DescriptionDescriptionRevenue
($ Millions)
Industry total


Basic & applied research in the physical & engineering sciences
Basic & applied research in the life sciences, excluding biotechnology
Basic/applied research - other phy sciences, including physics & astro
Basic/applied research life sciences, excluding biotec - pharm science
Basic & applied research - computer, electrical, & electronic eng
Licensing of rights to use intellectual property
Basic/applied research in the life sciences - med/health sciences
Licensing of rights use intellectual prop - protected industrial
Basic & applied research in biotechnology

Scientific Research & Development Services - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom QuartileAverage (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations14%


Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Other Management Occupations6%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations10%
Business Operations Specialists8%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations12%
Computer Occupations10%
Software Developers and Programmers5%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations16%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations26%
Life Scientists11%
Medical Scientists6%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists6%
Social Scientists and Related Workers20%
Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers10%
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other5%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians8%
Social Science Research Assistants13%
Social Science Research Assistants13%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations9%

Government Contracts

In 2008, the federal government spent a total of $35,154,070,133 on the scientific research & development services industry. It has awarded 53,028 contracts to 5,165 companies, with an average value of $6,806,209 per company.

Scientific Research & Development Services and Adjacent Industries - Top Companies

($ Millions)


Scientific Research & Development Services Industry Report
GeographyUnited States  
Publication DateSeptember 2020
Report FormatPDF Download  

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