Total Remuneration Survey (TRS)

Comprehensive market data for actionable insights

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Keeping up with today's blistering pace of change in the workforce can be a challenge. Modifying your total reward approach is no exception, especially knowing how diverse pay practices are across the world. Ensuring your remuneration levels are aligned to the market – whether you’re hiring locally, regionally, or globally - is critical to securing the talent you need to be successful.

The Mercer Total Remuneration Surveys (TRS) provide high quality and comprehensive market data on compensation and benefits from around the globe. From base salary and short-term incentives, to benefits and total remuneration evaluate your competitive position across the full rewards package. Whether you're struggling to find the talent you need or keep those that you have, the high quality data within this comprehensive survey gives you a leg up in managing pay for an evolving workforce.

TRS offers the world's largest and most comprehensive set of remuneration data featuring:


participating organizations worldwide

jobs at all levels

20 Mil
incumbents around the world

Results publish: August – December

Dates vary by country

2022 Results Available

  • 140+ countries
  • USD 2,750 — 23,400

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Countries Available

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  • Industry supplements
  • 2023 survey participation


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Total Remuneration Survey (TRS)

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All elements of total remuneration

Annual base salary

Monthly base salary times the number of months guaranteed

Total guaranteed cash compensation

Base salary plus the annualized value of guaranteed allowances

Annual 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

Annual total remuneration

Total direct compensation plus the annualized value of benefits

Online access

The survey results are delivered through Mercer WIN® which allows you to create custom views, analyze data across markets simultaneously, create unlimited peer groups, refine the market, compare your data vs. the market*, combine jobs, export to Excel, and much more!

More relevant data

With new aggregated roll-ups, relationships between jobs becomes clearer – with data that best reflects your jobs and labor markets. From deeply specialized industry roles to combinations of related jobs within the broader talent pool, analyze competitive compensation industry levels, across related industries, or across an entire labor market.

Survey overview

An overview of the market pay trends relative to the prior year as well as a summary of the economic, political and labor trends in the country.

Benefits & prevalence summary

A summary of organizations’ remuneration policies, which includes salary budget forecasts, compensation mix by employee groups, short-term and long-term incentive practices, as well as benefits.

Market regression

Market analysis by Position Class (Mercer’s International Position Evaluation (IPE) methodology for job evaluation) for each of the major components of total remuneration.

Custom analysis

Custom statistics tailored to your needs, based on peer groups, industry, revenue size, total employees, and more, using Mercer WIN®.

Industry supplements

TRS Industry Supplements are available in 70 countries and have been designed for organizations that need data for industry-specific jobs (in addition to the cross-industry jobs included in TRS). The schedule (data submission, effective dates and delivery of results) for TRS Industry Supplements is the same as for TRS, so there is no need for additional steps!

Please contact us at for additional details on available options or to place your industry supplement order.

2023 survey participation

The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs in a location and is not required to purchase results. Survey participation open and close dates vary by country.

Please contact us at for details on becoming a participant.

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  • Participation Start Date10/05/2022
  • Participation End Date10/11/2022
  • Sub TitleComprehensive market data for actionable insights
  • RegionEnglish-United States
  • Short DescriptionComprehensive market data on compensation and benefits around the globe.
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  • Product Survey HeadingTotal Remuneration Survey

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