PURPOSE (formerly Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Salary Survey Forum)

Connecting Life Sciences

Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Salary Survey SKU_6648

As the selected vendor of Pharmaceutical Human Resources Association (PHRA), Mercer’s Life Sciences Consulting offering in Asia Pacific takes a unique and holistic approach to providing industry specific needs of prominent players in life sciences sector across the region .

PURPOSE (formerly known as APHSS) presents an excellent opportunity for Rewards Leaders across the APAC region to connect and share insights/ experiences on developments in the Life Sciences industry achieved through two signature face-to-face Life Sciences Forum meetings annually over a couple of days packed with agenda spanning challenges across various sub-sectors.

These PUPOSE forum comprises of a diverse group industry leaders in Pharma, Biotech, and Medical Devices and other sub-verticals. The forum is designed to bring the best of both worlds in terms of identifying common trends across these vertical, while also deep diving into talent trends specific to Asia Pacific.

Participation in the forum needs approval from the Steering Committee. Mercer would be pleased to present your candidacy to the Steering Committee once you submit the application form.

Indicate your interest

  • Product Details
  • Markets Covered
  • Delivery on Mercer WIN
  • Your Entitlements
  • Survey Schedule 2021
  • Contact Us

Product Details

In addition to cross-industry jobs, an extensive catalogue of Life Sciences specific job families are surveyed including:

  • Biostatistics
  • Biopharmaceutical R&D
  • Clinical Research
  • Data Management
  • Field Sales
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Health Economics
  • Market Access
  • Medical Affairs
  • Medical Scientific Liaison
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Product Regulatory Affairs
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Research & Development

Data Collected


Base salary
Monthly base salary times the number of months guaranteed


Total guaranteed cash compensation
Base salary plus the annualized value of guaranteed allowances


Total cash compensation
Total guaranteed cash compensation plus the annualized value of short-term incentive, sales incentive, profit sharing or other incentive awards


Total direct compensation
Total cash compensation plus the annualized value of any long-term incentive awards, valued using Black-Scholes methodology for appreciation-based awards


Total remuneration
Total direct compensation plus the annualized value of benefits


Organisation policy information on short-term and long-term incentive provision and benefits practices, including company cars, pensions and medical benefits.

Each submission is individually reviewed by a dedicated survey analyst who will contact you directly during our data verification process to ensure accuracy.
All data collected by Mercer is treated as confidential.

Markets Covered

  • Australia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Delivery on Mercer WIN

Mercer Workforce Intelligence Network® (Mercer WIN) is a single-point access to Mercer's unparalleled survey data and analytics. 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 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.

Your Entitlements


  • Access to MLS surveys for each country selected, including unlimited peer cuts and published reports.
  • Access to PURPOSE peer group data and published reports.
  • Option add-on of PURPOSE MBM Survey is available.

**note: To maintain the quality of the data for this premier Forum, Members are mandated to participate in all countries.


  • Two face-to-face regional meetings per year.
  • Two spot polls – key topics proposed by members and agreed by the Steering Committee.
  • Exclusive access to the Membership Lounge for up to two persons per company.
  • On-going live polls on areas of interest to forum members
  • Special discounts listed below!

Pre-survey/post-survey host privileges Additional 5% off PURPOSE package prices
TRS Surveys 50% off (in markets where both MLS and TRS are bought)
Asia Pacific Monitor Membership 10% off 10% off 20% off


Survey Schedule 2021

MLS Survey Location DCK Distribution Date Client Participation Deadline Planned Client Delivery Date
Australia Life Sciences Survey (Q2) 19-Jan 26-Feb 15-Apr
Australia Life Sciences Survey (Q4) 4-May 3-Aug 27-Oct
China 1-Apr 10-Jun 1-Sep
Hong Kong 4-May 20-Jul 14-Oct
India 4-May 3-Aug 25-Oct
Indonesia 1-Apr 8-Jun 27-Sep 
Japan 4-May 16-Jul 25-Oct
Malaysia 1-Apr 4-Jun 19-Oct
New Zealand 28-May 6-Jul 11-Nov 
Pakistan 4-May 11-Jun 11-Oct
Philippines 1-Apr 11-Jun 22-Oct
Singapore 1-Apr 30-Jun 22-Oct
South Korea 1-Apr 5-Jul 27-Oct
Taiwan 1-Apr 2-Jul 16-Sep
Thailand 1-Apr 8-Jun 12-Oct
Vietnam 1-Apr 11-Jun 24-Sep

Contact Us

For more information on pricing and more, please contact us:

Disha Kaushal
Email: disha.kaushal@mercer.com

Manas Mohapatra
Email: manas.mohapatra@mercer.com

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  • Short DescriptionThe APHSS covers key pharmaceutical markets and focuses on gathering total cash compensation, long-term incentives valuation and employee benefits.
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