Anyone who’s ever tried to conduct a survey knows that getting people to respond is not easy. But when you’re interested in the results, it seems, you’ll respond. We thank the 1,521 Genome Technology readers who responded to our salary survey, the sector’s first, this summer. Getting that many responses was a big hint that you’re starved for pay data. We dish it out starting on p. 34, and, with this baseline, we’re planning to provide comprehensive compensation analyses for the sector for years to come.