US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark

Regional compensation data for your critical jobs

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Whether operating in multiple locations or one, organizations need current, concise, and accurate metropolitan compensation information. The US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark Survey covers 429 positions for a broad cross-section of jobs within five geographic regions:

  • North Central Region
  • Northeast Region
  • South Central Region
  • Southeast Region
  • West Coast Region

With information from over 2,800 organizations spanning numerous industries from across the country, this survey is your one source for local, regional, and national compensation data for nonexempt and lower level exempt positions. Quickly and easily evaluate your strategy so you can stay one step ahead of your competition.

Survey Details At a Glance
 
  • Product Details
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • How to Participate - 2017
  • Regions

Product Details

Survey Statistics

Survey Modules # Positions Surveyed # of Positions Published # of Organizations # Observations
North Central Region 5,085 2,330 1,600 989,671
North East Region 5,085 2,205 1,470 749,659
South Central Region 5,085 2,170 1,565 714,311
South East Region 5,085 2,055 1,527 875,334
West Coast Region 5,085 1,862 1,325 658,425

Based on data from the 2022 US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • FLSA Status
  • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Organization Data
  • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts
  • Years in Organization
  • Years in Position

Industry

  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • High Tech
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics
  • Mining & Metals
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other Non-Manufacturing
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Services (Non-Financial)
  • Transportation Equipment

Data Analyzed

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan Area
  • Regional

Organization Size

  • Assets
  • Gross Premiums
  • Net Revenue
  • Net Sales Revenue
  • Number of Employees
  • Operating Expenses/Budget

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

Position Families Analyzed

  • Administration, Facilities & Secretarial
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs
  • Creative & Design
  • Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing, & Business Intelligence
  • Engineering & Science
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Healthcare/Pharmacy Services
  • Hospitality (Food Service & Lodging)
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • IT, Telecom & Internet
  • Legal, Compliance & Audit
  • Media
  • Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers
  • Project/Program Management
  • Production & Skilled Trades
  • Quality Management
  • Real Estate Management, Property Development & Investment
  • Retail
  • Supply Chain
  • Sales, Marketing & Product Management
  • Transportation Services

Position Sub-Families Analyzed

  • Account & Client Management
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Administration & Secretarial
  • Advertising & Marketing Communications
  • Advertising Creative, Design & Production
  • Air Transportation
  • Architecture & Interior/Landscape Design
  • Back-End Transaction/Data Processing
  • Banking & Finance (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Business Process/Service Quality
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Claims Services
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs Generalists
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Compliance
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Credit & Collections
  • Customer Relationship Management, Issue Resolution & Account Activation
  • Customer Service
  • Data Analytics & Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Data Management, Processing & Analytics (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Employee Communications & Collaboration
  • Employee/Labor Relations & Diversity
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Design Services
  • Engineering Technologists & Technicians
  • Environmental and Employee Health & Safety
  • Facilities Management & Planning
  • Facilities Refurbishment, Repair & Maintenance
  • Facilities/Grounds, Custodial, Cleaning & Laundry
  • Field Sales & Account Management
  • Finance & Accounting (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Finance Generalists
  • Financial Control
  • Food & Beverage Preparation/Table Service
  • Food Planning & Development
  • Fraud Detection & Prevention
  • General Business Project/Program Management
  • General Business Quality Management
  • General Real Estate Management
  • General Transportation Services
  • Heavy Equipment & Construction Trades
  • Human Resources (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Human Resources Generalists
  • Human Resources Operations
  • Import/Export & Customs Operations
  • Information Systems Administration & Reporting
  • Information Systems Architecture
  • Information Systems Operations & Production Control
  • Internal Audit
  • Internal Data Engineering & Warehousing
  • Investor Relations
  • IT Applications Development
  • IT Business Systems Analysts
  • IT Consulting
  • IT Infrastructure & Applications (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • IT Infrastructure & Systems Administration
  • IT Security
  • IT Systems Configuration & Programming
  • IT User Support
  • IT, Telecom & Internet Generalists
  • Legal
  • Library Services
  • Logistics
  • Machine Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Manufacturing Production, Processing & Assembly
  • Manufacturing/Product Quality
  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Marketing Generalists
  • Media Advertising Operations
  • Media/Communications Creative & Design
  • Merchandising
  • Mobility
  • Non-Restaurant Food Service Provider Operations
  • Nursing Services
  • Payroll
  • Personal Care Services
  • Physician Services
  • Procurement
  • Product Creative/Industrial Design
  • Product Marketing & Management
  • Production Planning & Control
  • Property Management
  • Property, Facilities & Asset Security
  • Real Estate Acquisition, Planning & Development
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Repair & Maintenance Trades
  • Restaurant & Hotel/Resort Operations
  • Risk Management
  • Road Transportation
  • Safety Services
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Sales Operations/Administration
  • Sales Training
  • Science
  • Science Research & Quality Laboratory Services
  • Science Technical Research
  • Software Product Engineering
  • Supplier Quality
  • Supply Chain & Logistics (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Supply Chain Planning & Operations
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management & Organization Development
  • Tax
  • Technical Product Development/Research Operations
  • Technical Project/Program Management
  • Telecommunications Network Planning, Operations & Site Acquisition
  • Training & Development (Internal)
  • Treasury
  • Underwriting & Loss Control
  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Web/New Media Creative & User Interface Design

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Pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
2022 US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark Survey – North Central Region USD 1,200 USD 2,575
2022 US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark Survey – North East Region USD 1,200 USD 2,575
2022 US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark Survey – South Central Region USD 1,200 USD 2,575
2022 US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark Survey – South East Region USD 1,200 USD 2,575
2022 US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark Survey – West Coast Region USD 1,200 USD 2,575

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How to Participate - 2017

2017 Survey participation is now closed. If you missed the deadline for participating in this survey, please call us to learn more about additional options that may be available.

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Regions

North Central

Iowa
Illinois
*Indiana
Kansas
*Kentucky
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
North Dakota
Nebraska
*Ohio
South Dakota
*West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Northeast

Connecticut
Delaware
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont
*Virginia
*West Virginia
Washington, D.C.

Southeast

Alabama
*Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
*Indiana
*Kentucky
Mississippi
North Carolina
*Ohio
South Carolina
Tennessee
*Virginia
*West Virginia

South Central

*Arkansas
*Arizona
Colorado
Louisiana
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Texas
Utah

West Coast

Alaska
*Arizona
California
Hawaii
Idaho
Oregon
Nevada
Washington

*State is split between regions

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  • Ordering TypeMultiLevelMultiSelection
  • RegionEnglish-United States
  • Sub TitleRegional compensation data for your critical jobs
  • Short DescriptionSalary data for a broad cross-section of jobs within 5 US geographic regions.
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