The Top 20 Most Profitable Industries


December 15, 2023

Kentley Insights has compiled the top 20 most profitable industries. The list has a number of financial industries, with some manufacturing and technology industries, and a few service industries.

Only 62% of U.S. companies generate net income, with the average net income margin for profitable U.S. companies coming in at 10.9%. When evaluating the attractiveness of an industry it is important to take into account both the percentage of companies that are profitable in an industry and the average net profit margin along with the capital intensity.

The data is from the IRS based on corporate tax returns. You can click on any of the listed industries for the related Kentley Insights Market Research Report.


The Top 20 Most Profitable Industries in the U.S.




#
Industry Sector
% Profitable
Profit Margin




5.

29.7%
39.5%

10.

75.5%
28.8%

15.

69.4%
20.4%

18.

77.2%
19.2%