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With over 1,500 participating organizations in 2015 (more than 10 percent of the civilian workforce), this comprehensive survey provides current and projected data on pay increases, structure adjustments, variable pay programs, and nontraditional pay programs. Quoted widely by media sources, this leading survey is data you need to start planning for 2016.

Participants in this valuable survey receive complimentary results delivery in Mercer PayMonitor, our online data analysis tool. Non-participants may purchase PDF results without access to PayMonitor functionality.

Only participants in the Compensation Planning Survey will be invited to provide updated figures later in the year and will receive a complimentary report with updated salary increase budget projections for 2016.

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The report includes the following information for five employee levels (executive, management, professional sales/non-sales, office/clerical/technical, and trades/production/service) analyzed regionally and by industry group:

  • Actual 2015 and projected 2016 salary increases and structure adjustments
  • Use of lump sum payments in lieu of salary increases
  • Salary differentiation and pay for performance practices
  • Short-term incentive practices
  • Prevalence of nontraditional pay and attraction and retention practices.
  • View all data elements under Data Collected.

In addition to updated information in November, participants have access to unlimited custom reporting in Mercer PayMonitor, our online data analysis tool. Learn what your competition is planning for 2016 salary increase budgets and more.

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  • Report Available: July

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