1997 Economic Census:
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
North Carolina


These data are from the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses.
For more recent data, see the current Industry Statistics Sampler.
 
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services by Subsector
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
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NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Receipts
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  54 Professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 14,351 9,760,903 3,693,462 101,610
Exempt 142 550,826 187,771 4,096
541 Professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 14,351 9,760,903 3,693,462 101,610
Exempt 142 550,826 187,771 4,096

 

 

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services by Industry
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Receipts
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
54 Professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 14,351 9,760,903 3,693,462 101,610
Exempt 142 550,826 187,771 4,096
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Receipts
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
541 Professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 14,351 9,760,903 3,693,462 101,610
Exempt 142 550,826 187,771 4,096
5411 Legal services Taxable 3,425 1,829,918 673,688 17,536
Exempt 60 23,290 11,602 393
54111 Offices of lawyers Taxable 3,348 1,811,023 666,405 17,306
Exempt 60 23,290 11,602 393
5411101 Offices of lawyers (except legal aid societies) Taxable 3,348 1,811,023 666,405 17,306
5411102 Legal aid societies & similar legal services Exempt 60 23,290 11,602 393
54119 Other legal services Taxable 77 18,895 7,283 230
541191 Title abstract & settlement offices Taxable 37 11,869 4,431 127
541199 All other legal services Taxable 40 7,026 2,852 103
5412 Accounting, tax return prep, bookkeeping, & payroll services Taxable 2,502 1,012,659 402,656 18,315
54121 Accounting, tax return prep, bookkeeping, & payroll services Taxable 2,502 1,012,659 402,656 18,315
541211 Offices of certified public accountants Taxable 1,289 748,702 288,827 8,546
541213 Tax return preparation services Taxable 394 75,031 24,852 5,319
541214 Payroll services Taxable 46 89,873 47,306 2,174
541219 Other accounting services Taxable 773 99,053 41,671 2,276
5413 Architectural, engineering, & related services Taxable 2,482 2,066,170 883,605 21,380
54131 Architectural services Taxable 513 355,173 148,493 3,375
54132 Landscape Architectural Services (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
54133 Engineering services Taxable 1,123 1,400,626 592,515 12,715
54134 Drafting services Taxable 59 9,822 4,573 174
54135 Building inspection services Taxable 70 8,635 2,509 114
54136 Geophysical surveying & mapping services Taxable 7 853 359 15
54137 Surveying & mapping (except geophysical) services Taxable 589 152,907 72,097 3,123
54138 Testing laboratories Taxable 121 138,154 63,059 1,864
5414 Specialized design services Taxable 673 245,933 59,102 2,039
54141 Interior design services Taxable 307 118,018 19,037 807
54142 Industrial design services Taxable 38 15,508 5,124 119
54143 Graphic design services Taxable 288 100,867 30,203 1,007
5414301 Graphic design services (except commercial art & medical artists) Taxable 258 97,253 29,166 965
5414302 Commercial art Taxable 30 3,614 1,037 42
54149 Other specialized design services Taxable 40 11,540 4,738 106
5415 Computer systems design & related services Taxable 1,617 1,958,427 742,149 14,218
541511 Custom computer programming services Taxable 689 746,309 356,755 6,690
541512 Computer systems design services Taxable 707 604,794 232,992 4,808
5415121 Computer systems integrators Taxable 276 353,930 112,899 2,449
5415122 Computer systems consultants (except systems integrators) Taxable 431 250,864 120,093 2,359
541513 Computer facilities management services Taxable 25 D D (1000-2499)
541519 Other computer related services Taxable 196 D D (1000-2499)
5416 Management, scientific, & technical consulting services Taxable 1,869 1,143,165 428,330 9,753
54161 Management consulting services Taxable 1,417 892,169 320,131 7,111
541611 Administrative management & general management consulting service Taxable 579 365,462 128,784 2,678
541612 Human resources & executive search consulting services Taxable 413 217,468 107,186 2,375
5416121 Actuarial consulting Taxable 12 D D (250-499)
5416122 Executive placement services Taxable 218 109,262 53,160 1,165
5416123 Human resources & personnel management consulting Taxable 183 D D (500-999)
541613 Marketing consulting services Taxable 274 97,243 30,116 927
541614 Process, physical distribution, & logistics consulting services Taxable 85 70,154 26,595 649
541618 Other management consulting services Taxable 66 141,842 27,450 482
54162 Environmental consulting services Taxable 185 110,270 40,137 969
54169 Other scientific & technical consulting services Taxable 267 140,726 68,062 1,673
5417 Scientific research & development services Taxable 199 354,170 153,251 3,382
Exempt 82 527,536 176,169 3,703
54171 R&D in the physical, engineering, & life sciences Taxable 172 336,385 146,618 3,161
Exempt 60 502,306 168,321 3,469
5417101 R&D in the physical & engineering sciences Taxable 76 113,149 43,221 802
Exempt 22 328,363 107,688 2,235
5417102 Research & development in the life sciences Taxable 96 223,236 103,397 2,359
Exempt 38 173,943 60,633 1,234
54172 Research & development in the social sciences & humanities Taxable 27 17,785 6,633 221
Exempt 22 25,230 7,848 234
5418 Advertising & related services Taxable 930 793,404 246,846 8,373
54181 Advertising agencies Taxable 318 260,329 110,388 2,309
54182 Public relations agencies Taxable 120 66,011 21,309 581
54183 Media buying services Taxable 13 5,413 1,774 49
54184 Media representatives Taxable 58 36,061 12,130 440
5418401 Radio & television advertising representatives Taxable 29 14,618 5,660 191
5418402 Publishers' advertising representatives Taxable 29 21,443 6,470 249
54185 Display advertising Taxable 68 95,756 25,829 1,857
5418501 Display advertising (except outdoor) Taxable 14 31,260 12,254 1,411
5418502 Outdoor advertising services Taxable 54 64,496 13,575 446
54186 Direct mail advertising Taxable 80 96,527 35,291 1,788
54187 Advertising material distribution services Taxable 11 15,654 6,855 175
54189 Other services related to advertising Taxable 262 217,653 33,270 1,174
5418901 Welcoming services Taxable 3 253 92 10
5418902 Advertising specialties goods distributor Taxable 120 174,828 23,477 727
5418903 Sign painting & lettering shop Taxable 122 26,652 7,136 390
5418909 All other advertising Taxable 17 15,920 2,565 47
5419 Other professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 654 357,057 103,835 6,614
54191 Marketing research & public opinion polling Taxable 70 86,138 30,501 1,441
54192 Photographic services Taxable 479 248,581 64,648 4,731
541921 Photographic studios, portrait Taxable 374 188,097 43,025 3,862
541922 Commercial photography Taxable 105 60,484 21,623 869
54193 Translation & interpretation services Taxable 20 4,856 2,322 110
54194 Veterinary Services (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
54199 All other professional, scientific, & technical services Taxable 85 17,482 6,364 332
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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