Chemical & Engineering News

July 28, 1997


Copyright © 1997 by the American Chemical Society

Biggest percentage pay gains are early in career

By degree
Median salary increasea B.S. M.S. Ph.D.
TOTAL BY EMPLOYMENT
Industry 4.9% 4.7% 4.8%
Government 4.0 3.9 3.6
Academia 5.1 4.2 4.0
BY AGE
20-29 7.4 6.4 7.1
30-39 5.2 5.1 5.6
40-49 4.5 4.3 4.5
50-59 3.8 4.1 3.9
60-69 3.9 3.3 3.4

a Median salary increase for individual chemists employed full time between March 1, 1996, and March 1, 1997. Source: ACS survey

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