Global Compensation Planning

Easily understand the economic climate and salary increase market trends to optimize your compensation planning.

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Talent scarcity and the ease of mobility are making it increasingly critical that HR retain top performers while also attracting outside talent. Gain insight into salary increase budgets and economic data to help set and manage your salary increase budgets.

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Optimize your compensation strategy

Gain insight into salary increase budgets and economic data from the previous, current and upcoming years to ensure that your budgets remain on trend, no matter where in the world you operate. Whether you’re creating a new salary structure or determining how your budgets compare with your competitors, take a more surgical approach using data for more than 140 markets.

Robust budget planning information

  • GDP, inflation and unemployment rates
  • Salary review frequency and salary increase effective date
  • Actual, budgeted, or forecasted salary increase figures
  • Percentage of companies reporting zero salary increase (salary freezes)
  • Mandatory pay increase schemes
  • Promotional salary increases

Published: October 2021 (Online/Excel); October 2021 (PDF)

Next release: January 2022

File format(s): Online, PDF, Excel

AUD 760 to 2,760

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GCPR Online is updated quarterly and includes access to all markets in an easy to use, online format, as well as downloadable Excel files and PDFs!

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Online options Price
Global online AUD 2,300
Global online industry | Consumer goods AUD 2,760
Global online industry | Energy AUD 2,760
Global online industry | High tech AUD 2,760
Global online industry | Life sciences USD 2,760
Global online industry | Manufacturing AUD 2,760

Online includes access to Excel download files and PDF reports.

An online subscription includes 12 months' access for up to 5 users; including access to all updates during that period. Data are updated four times per year (end of January, April, July and October) for available markets. Additional users may be added for a fee.

Each online industry option includes access to market data from GCPR Global Online, plus all available market data for the selected industry.

Excel options Price
Global Excel AUD 1,200
Global Excel industry AUD 1,500

PDF options
2021 edition – currently available

Global PDF AUD 2,600
Regional PDF AUD 1,305
Single market PDF AUD 870

Excel reports release four times per year: end of January, April, July and October. Price is for a single release.

Global Excel | Industry includes market-level data for up to 14 industries, provided minimum sample size thresholds are met.

PDF reports publish in October.

Regions available: Americas; Asia Pacific; Europe; and Middle East & Africa.

Single market (country) reports are available upon request; please contact your local Client Services team to place an order.

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