ACS Employment Dashboard™

The ACS Employment Dashboard™ is a visual control panel that lets you examine results from ACS employment surveys. The data presented is not a model (like the ACS Salary Calculator™). It is not intended to assess your particular employment situation. It is intended to provide an overview of salaries, demographics, and employment.

The data available run from 2000 to 2014 and are collected from the yearly Comprehensive Survey of Salary and Employment and the ChemCensus Survey, which is collected every five years.

This data is not intended for publication and is provided “as is”.  It merely represents a snapshot of a certain region and time.

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Statistical Significance

The general “rule of thumb” is that any statistic with less than 15 data points should not be considered representative of a larger sample. In this light every effort has been made to provide access to the absolute counts for each statistic. Some options drill down so deeply into the data that you run the increasing risk of displaying misleading data.

How do I use the Dashboard?

When you first begin using the dashboard the default data displayed is the median salary information for the most recent year’s data. The screen is divided into three main regions:  The data pane (top), the region pane (bottom) and the menu bar (right).

States in each region

States have been organized into nine regions. To examine a region, simply click anywhere in that region, Click “All Regions” in the sidebar to display data on the US as a whole. 

Region States
Pacific California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Alaska
Mountain Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada
West North Central Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska
West South Central Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas
East North Central Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois
East South Central Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky
South Atlantic Delaware, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida
Middle Atlantic New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
New England Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut

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The ACS Employment Dashboard™ is Copyright 2014 by the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.