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2018 Financial Performance Survey

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Release date: April 20, 2018 (digital)
May 4, 2018 (print)

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2018 Table of contents & CH1 preview 


Comprehensive data on the financial performance, financial departments, challenges, methodology, and financial practices of AEC industry firms. 


The 2018 Financial Performance Survey of AEC Firms contains every major financial performance statistics for the industry.  Use the data from the overall sample or take advantage of the details in the tables to compare any firm to others by type, size, region of headquarters, growth rate, and client base.

Topics covered in this comprehensive report include:

Key financial statistics. This chapter includes net service revenue and profitability measures, labor multipliers, turnover rates, and professional/technical to administrative staff ratios, and so much more. In addition to detailed breakdowns of all the data by firm type, staff size, region of headquarters, growth rate, and client base, we’ve also included seven years of trend data. 

Personnel costs. Five major types of personnel costs: payroll taxes; vacation, holiday & sick leave; group insurance; pension, profit sharing & 401(k) plans; and bonuses are measured them against standard benchmarks so you can make comparisons between any firm & others. Data are included for the past five years so you can see how historical spending compares. This section also includes data on workers’ compensation premiums and claims.

Other financial statistics. In addition to all the above information, additional topics– everything from financial software applications to cash flow reports and professional liability insurance.