Every five years, the American Chemical Society surveys its domestic members who are under 70 years old (and not student-, retired-, or emeritus-status members) to learn about salary and employment trends in chemical and allied occupations and professions. The survey, known as the ChemCensus, is part of ACS’s salary and employment survey legacy, which has been performed annually for more than three decades. These surveys are solicited under the authority of the ACS Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs Subcommittee on Surveys. The 2010 ChemCensus will reach approximately 87,000 members via email and mail. Participation is voluntary. Respondent identities will remain strictly confidential and all information will be analyzed in aggregate. Data generated by the ChemCensus and the annual salary and employment surveys will inform articles for C&EN magazine, topical research briefs, the Salary Comparator, and the Employment Dashboard. We strongly encourage all those who receive a copy of the ChemCensus to complete their questionnaire.
Data collection will be carried out in May through August of 2010. Survey invitees with valid email addresses were emailed and invitation to complete the ChemCensus online in May. Non-respondents were sent email reminders. Beginning in late May, all survey invitees received a hard copy version of the questionnaire (many ACS members prefer to complete these surveys via mail rather than online). An FAQ page and Research Brief on the subject of unemployment was also included in this mailing. Non-respondents were sent a second mailing in July.
As of mid-August, we have collected more than 40,300 responses! Over 70% of members chose to complete the survey online.
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