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Total Remuneration Surveys (TRS)

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The key to making competitive compensation decisions for 2011 using consistent, high quality and customizable market data

Consider these questions...
  • Do you have an easy-to-use source for comparing compensation and benefits across geographies?
  • Are you able to evaluate the competitive position of each of your total remuneration elements?
  • Is your pay strategy consistent while ensuring external competitiveness and maintaining internal equity?
View our interactive TRS Flash presentation

Note: If you participate you pay a fraction of the price, contact Client Services for more information.




Asia Pacific Total Remuneration Database

The leading source of competitive pay information for the Hi-Tech industry. The survey consists of executive and non-executive compensation data for the Hi-Tech industry from organizations in the hardware, software, telecommunications, semiconductor, consulting and professional services sectors.



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Contact Information
For further information on how to participate or to order the reports, please contact your local Mercer Consultant.


 View 2011 participant lists by country



Mercer's Total Remuneration Survey (TRS) report will provide you with comprehensive information on compensation and benefi ts across the globe. Human resource professionals from some of the world's leading organizations obtain this information from Mercer because it provides consistent, accurate, high-quality data covering the full reward package.

Wherever you have operations, you need reliable, up-to-date information on market pay rates and benefi ts prevalence to ensure that your reward packages remain cost-effective and competitive in the marketplace.


Mercer TRS membership

Join some of the world's leading organizations and use Mercer as your source of consistent, reliable, global total remuneration information. Enhance the value of your Mercer Total Remuneration Surveys with a membership program including:
  • Preferential pricing with multi-country membership
  • Personal and privileged communications with a dedicated membership relationship manager
  • Personalized implementation, project management, and training
Choose access to the entire global database or a flexible package based on countries where you need total remuneration data. Consolidate the purchase of your international benchmarking data with a Mercer membership program to ensure the most cost effective means of acquiring this information. Visit imercer.com/membership for more details.




Evaluate the total rewards package

Mercer's Total Remuneration Surveys (TRS) is made up of five components providing a complete picture of total remuneration data.

COMP 1 Annual Base Salary
(Monthly base salary times the number of months guaranteed)
COMP 2 Total annual non-variable Remuneration
(COMP 1 plus other guaranteed or legally required cash payments)
COMP 3 Total annual cash compensation
(COMP 2 plus short-term incentives)
COMP 4 Total annual cash and long-term incentives
(COMP 3 plus value of long-term incentive programs)
COMP 5 Annual total remuneration
(COMP 4 plus values of most prevalent benefits and perquisites)




Positions and functions surveyed

Mercer's Total Remuneration Survey covers an average of 400 benchmark positions, from senior management to administrative level, in the following functions:

  • Administration
  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • Contact Center
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Finance & Adminstration
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • IT Analysis & Design
  • IT Deployment & Support
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Project Engineering
  • Quality
  • Repair & Maintenance
  • Research & Development
  • Sales
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Supply & Logistics



TRS – Designed to help you make informed decisions for 2011.

  • Consistency – the same methodologies are applied to an average of 400 general, industry or market specific jobs in most countries, so you use one consistent data source locally, regionally and globally.
  • Coverage – access about 300 global benchmarks in more than 100 markets and receive all industry as well as industry specific results.
  • Reliability – consistent participation by organizations creates a solid representation of multinational and local companies in each country.
  • Versatility – online tools allow you to analyze survey data according to your individual needs and conduct 'what if' analyses to instantly measure your competitiveness in specific markets.



What do you receive?

  • Online access – data delivered online through Mercer WIN®, accessible anywhere, at anytime. Fully customize searches and statistics according to your individual needs, and receive instant comparisons of your organization's data against the market.


  • Survey overview – a general review of typical salary practices and compensation mix, employment trends and other economic indicators related to human resource management decisions.


  • Benefits & prevalence summary – information on short-term and long-term incentive provision and benefits practices, including company cars, pensions and medical benefits.


  • Actual market data – detailed market analysis of individual positions within job families, helping you to determine which positions and families are paid a premium in the market and which are paid below overall market levels.


  • Market regression – regression statistics and graphs by Mercer position class (IPE job level) and functional area (e.g. finance, human resources) for each of the major components of total remuneration.


  • Custom analyses – you can generate custom statistics tailored to your needs, based on peer groups, revenue size, total employees and more, using Mercer WIN®.
Mercer Workforce Intelligence Network® (Mercer WIN) offers single-point web-based access to the broad range of compensation data and analytics only Mercer can provide. WIN represents the most comprehensive and intuitive tool available. Specifically, Mercer WIN allows:
  • Simultaneous access to markets and surveys around the world
  • Instant creation of peer groups and further individual market refinements across markets
  • Access to standard TRS reports and the advanced functionalities for relevant individual comparisons by title, level, industries, markets. Aging and currency normalization are available too
  • Production of customized charts, graphs and reports at the click of a button

Mercer WIN’s built-in reporting and analytic capabilities let you quickly and easily turn information into true intelligence about your organization’s remuneration practices. Using this sophisticated yet surprisingly simple tool, you can explore, interpret and formulate insights on important human capital decisions and investments.






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