Acoustical Society of America Profile of the Society Membership


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
  • 00.2% - 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