Table 3-13
Domestic industrial and R&D employment, by company size: 2009
(Thousands of employees)
 
  Domestic employees
Company size All R&D % R&D employees
 
All companies 17,788 1,424 8.0
Small companies      
5–499 3,045 459 15.1
5–99 1,471 295 20.1
5–49 869 197 22.7
5–24 429 116 27.0
25–49 440 81 18.4
50–99 602 99 16.4
100–249 853 91 10.7
250–499 721 72 10.0
Medium and large companies      
500–999 795 64 8.1
1,000–4,999 2,349 204 8.7
5,000–9,999 1,603 112 7.0
10,000–24,999 2,679 212 7.9
≥25,000 7,316 374 5.1
 

NOTES: Data representative of companies where worldwide R&D expense plus worldwide R&D costs funded by others are greater than zero. Size based on number of domestic employees. Includes 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes 21–23, 31–33, and 42–81. Upper bound of "small company" classification based on U.S. Small Business Administration's definition of small business; Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS) does not include companies with fewer than 5 domestic employees. Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, BRDIS (2009 preliminary).

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