NAICS Sector 54

Sector 54

NAICS Sector 54: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

NAICS 54Definition of NAICS Sector 54: The Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services sector comprises establishments that specialize in performing professional, scientific, and technical activities for others. These activities require a high degree of expertise and training. The establishments in this sector specialize according to expertise and provide these services to clients in a variety of industries and, in some cases, to households. Activities performed include: legal advice and representation; accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services; architectural, engineering, and specialized design services; computer services; consulting services; research services; advertising services; photographic services; translation and interpretation services; veterinary services; and other professional, scientific, and technical services.

This sector excludes establishments primarily engaged in providing a range of day-to-day office administrative services, such as financial planning, billing and recordkeeping, personnel, and physical distribution and logistics. These establishments are classified in Sector 56, Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services.

Two Digit Sector 54 Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Sector 54 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 54: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
    • Subsector 541: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
      • Industry Group 5411: Legal Services
        • Industry 54111: Offices of Lawyers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541110: Offices of Lawyers
        • Industry 54112: Offices of Notaries
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541120: Offices of Notaries
        • Industry 54119: Other Legal Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541191: Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541199: All Other Legal Services
      • Industry Group 5412: Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
        • Industry 54121: Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541211: Offices of Certified Public Accountants
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541213: Tax Preparation Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541214: Payroll Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541219: Other Accounting Services
      • Industry Group 5413: Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
        • Industry 54131: Architectural Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541310: Architectural Services
        • Industry 54132: Landscape Architectural Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541320: Landscape Architectural Services
        • Industry 54133: Engineering Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541330: Engineering Services
        • Industry 54134: Drafting Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541340: Drafting Services
        • Industry 54135: Building Inspection Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541350: Building Inspection Services
        • Industry 54136: Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541360: Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services
        • Industry 54137: Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541370: Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services
        • Industry 54138: Testing Laboratories
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541380: Testing Laboratories
      • Industry Group 5414: Specialized Design Services
        • Industry 54141: Interior Design Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541410: Interior Design Services
        • Industry 54142: Industrial Design Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541420: Industrial Design Services
        • Industry 54143: Graphic Design Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541430: Graphic Design Services
        • Industry 54149: Other Specialized Design Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541490: Other Specialized Design Services
      • Industry Group 5415: Computer Systems Design and Related Services
        • Industry 54151: Computer Systems Design and Related Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541511: Custom Computer Programming Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541512: Computer Systems Design Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541513: Computer Facilities Management Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541519: Other Computer Related Services
      • Industry Group 5416: Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
        • Industry 54161: Management Consulting Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541611: Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541612: Human Resources Consulting Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) 541613: Marketing Consulting Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541614: Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541618: Other Management Consulting Services
        • Industry 54162: Environmental Consulting Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541620: Environmental Consulting Services
        • Industry 54169: Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541690: Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
      • Industry Group 5417: Scientific Research and Development Services
        • Industry 54171: Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541711: Research and Development in Biotechnology
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541712: Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
        • Industry 54172: Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541720: Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
      • Industry Group 5418: Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
        • Industry 54181: Advertising Agencies
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541810: Advertising Agencies
        • Industry 54182: Public Relations Agencies
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541820: Public Relations Agencies
        • Industry 54183: Media Buying Agencies
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541830: Media Buying Agencies
        • Industry 54184: Media Representatives
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541840: Media Representatives
        • Industry 54185: Outdoor Advertising
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541850: Outdoor Advertising
        • Industry 54186: Direct Mail Advertising
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541860: Direct Mail Advertising
        • Industry 54187: Advertising Material Distribution Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541870: Advertising Material Distribution Services
        • Industry 54189: Other Services Related to Advertising
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541890: Other Services Related to Advertising
      • Industry Group 5419: Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
        • Industry 54191: Marketing Research and Public Opinion Polling
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541910: Marketing Research and Public Opinion Polling
        • Industry 54192: Photographic Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541921: Photography Studios, Portrait
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541922: Commercial Photography
        • Industry 54193: Translation and Interpretation Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541930: Translation and Interpretation Services
        • Industry 54194: Veterinary Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541940: Veterinary Services
        • Industry 54199: All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541990: All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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