Chemists report high employment, salary increases in 2001

August 21, 2001

Chemists reported the highest levels of full-time employment since 1990 and salaries that rose faster than inflation, according to a survey reported in the current (August 20) edition of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

These improvements ended a decade of relatively high unemployment, when chemists suffered through a poor job market while the overall U.S. economy boomed.

The Society sent its annual salary survey to about 20 percent of its members -- or 22,400 people in 2001 -- requesting information about their employment and income as of March 1. This year, more than 9,000 chemists and chemical engineers in the workforce responded.

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