Salaries & Surveys

ACS conducts annual and 5-year surveys to learn about salary, demographic, and general employment trends in chemical profession fields.

Reports based on the survey results include:

  • Salary data and information for chemists in the United States
  • Overall trends in the chemical enterprise
  • Employment guidance in areas of emerging technologies and employment opportunities

Get the highlights of survey results, including salary, demographics, and employment status data.

ACS Salary Calculator - New 12th edition!

Use the ACS Salary Calculator 12th edition to find median-based salary data by career choice (members only). Data adjusted for inflation to 2013.

Annual salary and employment survey reports and research briefs on trending topics.

Information and reports on the salary and employment survey conducted every five years since 1985.

Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs (CEPA)

CEPA is charged with fostering ongoing improvements in the economic and professional status of chemical scientists. CEPA works with the Department of Career Management and Development to provide programs, services, and publications to assist chemists in making career decisions. To fulfill its mission, CEPA directs the development of these workforce reports.


Questions? Email us at research@acs.org.