Acoustical Society of America
Profile of the Society Membership


U. S. Members by State
International Distribution of Members
Age Distribution
Percentage of Men and Women Members
Highest Academic Degree
Subject of Highest Degree
Professional Identification
Employer Type
Main Work Activity


U. S. Members by State

14.2 % - California
08.4 % - Massachusetts
06.4 % - New York
05.3 % - Maryland
04.9 % - Pennsylvania
04.6 % - Texas
04.6 % - Illinois
04.2 % - Virginia
03.9 % - Washington
03.7 % - Florida
03.1 % - Michigan
03.0 % - Ohio
33.7 % - Others


International Distribution of Members

69.0 % - U. S.
15.4 % - Europe
08.4 % - Asia
04.0 % - Canada and Mexico
01.8 % - Australia & New Zealand
01.7 % - South America/Latin America
00.5 % - Mideast/Near East
0.2% - Africa


Age Distribution

Under 30 - 9.0 %
30-39 - 18.0 %
40-49 - 22.0 %
50-59 - 22.0 %
60-90 - 29.0 %

Based on 6782 Responses


Percentage of Men and Women Members

Female - 15.1 %
Male - 84.4 %
No response - 0.5%


Highest Academic Degree

66.2 % - PhD/DrSci/DrEng
18.0 % - Masters
10.6 % - Bachelors
00.9 % - MD
04.0 % - Other
00.3 % - None

Based on 5202 Responses


Subject of Highest Degree

17.7 % - Physics
14.1 % - Electrical Engineering
15.7 % - Acoustics
11.2 % - Mechanical Engineering
6.4 % - Psychology
5.3 % - Speech
5.2 % - Other Engineering
4.7 % - Audiology
3.0 % - Linguistics
2.8 % - Math/Computer
1.6 % - Physiology
1.5 % - Architecture
1.3 % - Oceanography
1.1 % - Geophysics
1.0 % - Music
0.7 % - Business Administration
0.5 % - Biology
0.2 % - Education
0.2 % - Neuroscience
05.8 % - Other

Based on 5115 Responses


Professional Identification

35.6% - Engineer
14.9 % - Physicist
14.6 % - Acoustician
5.9 % - Speech Scientist
4.6 % - Hearing Scientist
4.2 % - Psychologist
4.1 % - Audiologist
2.8 % - Linguist
1.8 % - Biologist
1.4 % - Mathematician
1.4 % - Oceanographer
1.3 % - Computer Scientist
1.1 % - Geophysicist
0.8 % - Physiologist
0.8 % - Physician
0.6 % - Architect
0.4 % - Musician
0.3 % - Bioacoustician
0.1 % - Neuroscientist
3.3 % - Other

Based on 4781 Responses


Employer Type

40.6 % - College/University
16.5 % - Self Employed Consultant
11.7 % - Industry
11.7 % - Govt./Govt. Funded
7.8 % - Retired
2.1 % - Student
2.4 % - Contractor
2.0 % - Not for Profit
1.4 % - Other

Based on 4953 Responses


Main Work Activity

26.8 % - Applied Research
20.1 % - Basic Research
15.1 % - Consultant
12.5 % - Teaching
10.9 % - Design/Dev./Eng.
05.7 % - Retired
3.3 % - Student
2.5 % - Administrative
1.2 % - Testing
1.9 % - Other

Based on 4871 Responses


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