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Unformatted text preview: Starting Salaries of Chemists and Chemical Engineers 2004 Analysis of the American Chemical Society’s Survey of Graduates in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering American Chemical Society 1155 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 Available from the ACS OfFce of Society Services Acknowledgments Summary of Findings Salaries for the Class of 2004: Means and Median Salary Factors Graduate and Postdoctoral Stipends Bachelor’s Chemists and Their First Jobs Post-Graduation Plans of Bachelor’s Chemistry Graduates Plans for Advanced Study Post-Graduation Employment Status Bachelor’s Graduates Certi¡ed in ACS-Approved Programs Demographics of New Graduates Sex Citizenship Race and Ethnicity Scope and Method Objectives Method of Collection and Timing of Survey Extent of Coverage De¡nitions Geographic Regions Technical Notes Discrepancies among Tables Estimates of Median Salaries Comparing Salaries Estimating Sampling Error for Percents List of Tables for Class of 2004 Contents s tar ting s al arie s 20 04 i Each year, with oversight of its Council Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs, the American Chemical Society (ACS) surveys recent chemistry and chemical engineering graduates to determine trends in sala- ries and employment. This report presents detailed results of the 2004 new graduate study. A summary of the survey Fndings was published in the April 18, 2005 issue of Chemical & Engineering News . Janel Kasper-Wolfe, research associate in the OfFce of Member Information, conducted this year’s survey, provided the tables for this report, and wrote the summary on the following pages. Special thanks go to the 4,213 new graduates who took the time to respond to this year’s survey. Sarah Blendermann, Manager OfFce of Member Information iv Americ an Chemic al So cie t y Acknowledgements he Starting Salaries of Chemists and Chemical Engineers: 2004 report docu- ments the employment situation for new gradu- ates in these disciplines by looking at a number of factors, including mean and median starting salaries, current employment status, and plans for future education. Overall, the class of 2004 did not report any overly optimistic information. However, there are some signs of a stabilizing employment situation which is signiFcant in itself in a survey that has been reporting some fairly gloomy numbers the past few years. • Mean and median salaries for new graduates are a mixed picture when viewed by degree and depend largely on the employment sector. • This year full-time employment increased across degrees, while the unemployment rate held steady for B.A./B.S. and Ph.D. level graduates and decreased at the master’s degree level....
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