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Specialty Trade Contractors Industry Market Research Report (NAICS 238)

Specialty Trade Contractors - Market Size and Forecast

The Specialty Trade Contractors report contains both historical and forecasted statistics. Total market size figures from 2016 to 2026 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)

Specialty Trade Contractors Industry Revenue
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022

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.

Specialty Trade Contractors - 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 Specialty Trade Contractors companies in the United States.

Specialty Trade Contractors Revenue by State

US Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company SizeAll IndustriesSpecialty Trade Contractors
Small Business (< 5 Employees)


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

Specialty Trade Contractors - 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

Specialty Trade Contractors - 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

Specialty Trade Contractors - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom QuartileAverage (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations4%


Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations10%
Construction and Extraction Occupations64%
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers6%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers6%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers6%
Construction Trades Workers54%
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons7%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons6%
Carpet, Floor, and Tile Installers and Finishers7%
Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo Workers10%
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers10%
Construction Laborers8%
Construction Laborers8%
Construction Equipment Operators16%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators14%
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers12%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers10%
Insulation Workers11%
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall9%
Insulation Workers, Mechanical9%
Painters and Paperhangers19%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance19%
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters7%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters7%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons5%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons5%
Sheet Metal Workers6%
Sheet Metal Workers6%
Helpers, Construction Trades11%
Helpers, Construction Trades11%
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters11%
Other Construction and Related Workers16%
Elevator Installers and Repairers16%
Elevator Installers and Repairers16%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations11%
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers6%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations8%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers5%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers5%
Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers8%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations12%
Motor Vehicle Operators7%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers7%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers7%

Government Contracts

In 2008, the federal government spent a total of $3,696,370,718 on the specialty trade contractors industry. It has awarded 36,476 contracts to 10,041 companies, with an average value of $368,128 per company.

Specialty Trade Contractors and Adjacent Industries - Top Companies

($ Millions)


Specialty Trade Contractors Industry Report
GeographyUnited States  
Publication DateJanuary 2021
Report FormatPDF Download  

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