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Federal Scientists and Engineers: 2003–05

 


General Notes

 

This report presents detailed statistical tables on the characteristics of scientists and engineers employed by the federal government over the period 2003–05. This is the third in a series of reports; previous reports covered the periods 1989–93 and 1998–2002 (available at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/fedworkforce/).

The tables provide detailed descriptive data of various characteristics of federal scientists and engineers, including the agency of employment, primary work activity, educational attainment, age, salary, and geographic data. The classification of employees as scientists or engineers is based on occupational definitions in the Scientists and Engineers Data System (SESTAT), an occupational classification system of the U.S. science and engineering workforce developed by the Division of Science Resources Statistics, National Science Foundation. For further information on definitions of federal scientists and engineers, refer to appendix A, "Technical Notes." Please note that most, but not all, federal agencies and offices are included in these data; details on agency coverage are provided in appendix A.
















 
Federal Scientists and Engineers: 2003–05
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 09-302 | December 2008