This week, the National Science Foundation released salary and employment data gleaned from its National Survey of College Graduates, National Survey of Recent College Graduates, and Survey of Doctorate Recipients, and compiled through its Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System — or SESTAT. Overall, NSF says its newly released 2006 SESTAT report contains "high-quality data on the size, composition, and employment patterns of the nation's science and engineering workforce."

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