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Environmental Consulting Services – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 8748  |  NAICS 541620

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Environmental Consulting  (view report)
Water & Air Quality Testing Services  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Environment Analyst Limited
Environment Analyst

Subscription service provides news and analysis for environmental consultants on a global basis, with features available to subscribers including business and financial news, market trends survey reports, global consulting strategies and competitor analysis, and corporate profiles of the top 25 global firms, including year-over-year performance comparisons. Sample company profile is available free online.

EBI, Inc.
Resources available from this organization include:

Environmental Business Journal
Monthly trade journal features news and analysis for the environmental industry, with topics covered in various issues including market outlook and annual snapshot survey, consulting and engineering industry, contracting services market, remediation industry, natural resources management, merger and acquisition transactions, U.S. water industry, and air pollution control and air quality markets.

Research Reports
Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth analysis of the environmental services market as a whole as well as specific market segments such as consulting and engineering, air pollution control equipment, testing and analytical services, solid waste management, hazardous waste management, remediation and industrial services, and analytical and control instruments and information systems.

U.S. Consulting & Engineering Industry
Comprehensive research report provides in-depth analysis of this sector, with topics addressed in the report including industry overview; trend analysis; historical market review; market analysis by customer, firm, service, and economic sector; historical spending trends; international markets; mergers and acquisitions; competitive analysis; niche markets; and selected company profiles.

Consulting & Engineering Market DataPack
Excel workbook provides a detailed analysis of this sector, with information provided in the workbook including market data by service, client sector, and geographic region on a historical and forecast basis; revenue distribution by company size; U.S. consolidation trends; international breakdown by geographic region; top 600 firms ranked by revenue; and market share for "Big 6" and top 10 firms.

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Environmental Consulting Firms  Search for "541620"
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

ZweigWhite, LLC
Financial Performance Survey for EC Firms

Comprehensive study provides detailed financial performance statistics and ratios for consulting firms  that derive at least 30 percent of their annual gross revenue from environmental projects, with content sections including firm demographics, types of services provided, key financial statistics, staffing and personnel costs, and growth trends and outlook. Detailed table of contents is available free online.

Environmental Consulting
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel who provide consulting and engineering services on environmental issues, with job occupations covered in the survey including scientists, engineers, and technicians who provide services such as policy development, audits and assessments, site remediation planning, and waste and natural resource management services.

PayScale, Inc.
Environmental Consulting

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions in this service sector such as project manager, consultant, engineer, scientist, geologist, and technician, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including Aecom Technology Corporation, CH2M Hill, Inc., Tetra Tech, Inc., Arcadis, Inc., ERM, Inc., and TRC Companies, Inc.

ZweigWhite, LLC
Management Compensation Survey

Biennial compensation survey provides base salary, bonus, overtime pay, and total compensation
for management job positions in architectural, engineering, planning, and environmental firms, with management personnel covered by the survey including principals, project managers, information technology (IT) directors, financial directors, human resources directors, and marketing directors.

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