Participation Station

Your one-stop destination for details on becoming a part of Mercer’s US and Canada compensation and benefit surveys

Competitive pay matters when it comes to finding and keeping talent. Fair pay is important for building trust with employees and promoting loyalty. Getting pay and your overall total rewards package right is the foundation for building and maintaining your workforce. And what do you need to do that? Comprehensive, quality, data from a trusted source that provides a current look at the market.

Join over 6,000 companies in the US and Canada that already use Mercer surveys to get their total rewards offerings right, protect their workforce, and attract today’s top talent.

Participating in Mercer surveys gives you the insight you need to:

  • Right-size pay across your organization
  • Address inequities by making consistent, data-backed decisions
  • Set and adjust policies to stay competitive beyond the pay check

With one of the most robust employer-reported databases available, representing 12 million+ employees and 100+ industries, you can confidently make decisions your organization needs to thrive.

Ready to participate? Find a list of surveys, key dates, and links to participation materials below.

Need to change or designate who receives your participation materials? Complete this form.

What does survey participation mean?

Participation at Mercer means you tell us what’s happening in your organization – from what you pay and how you allocate vacation time to how you move people. Our team then reviews and aggregates all the information to produce the benchmark data you need to make decisions with confidence.

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Transportation Policies

Includes data on car allowances, lease agreements, green policies, public transportation allowance, and more.

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Opens Jan 15, 2024 | Closes Feb 16, 2024

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US Healthcare Compensation (IHN)

Base pay and incentive data covering nearly 800 positions, including executives, managers, and professionals, across healthcare sectors such as hospitals, physician practices, and long-term care facilities.

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Opens Jan 29, 2024 | Closes Mar 15, 2024

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US QuickPulseTM – Job Architecture

Why participate? Gain insights to ensure that your Job Architecture aligns to market trends and best practices, a top concern for leading organizations.

What's covered? This survey covers the design, communication, operational effectiveness and governance of Job Architecture frameworks.


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Opens Feb 12, 2024 | Closes Feb 23, 2024

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Canada QuickPulseTM – Job Architecture

Why participate? Gain insights to ensure that your Job Architecture aligns to market trends and best practices, a top concern for leading organizations.

What's covered? This survey covers the design, communication, operational effectiveness and governance of Job Architecture frameworks.


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Opens Feb 12, 2024 | Closes Feb 23, 2024

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US Compensation Planning

This pulse survey is conducted several times throughout the year to address important compensation related topics as they happen.

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Opens Mar 11, 2024 | Closes Mar 22, 2024

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Canada Compensation Planning

This pulse survey is conducted several times throughout the year to address important compensation related topics as they happen.

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Opens Mar 11, 2024 | Closes Mar 22, 2024

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US Health Insurance Compensation (IHP)

Covers base pay, incentives and total cash for over 400 operations, sales and marketing, and executives positions within health insurance/managed care organizations.

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Opens Mar 01, 2024 | Closes Apr 19, 2024

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US Mercer Benchmark Database (MBD)

The premier source for base pay, incentive, and total direct compensation for over 6,000 US general industry positions across career streams and job functions.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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Canada Mercer Benchmark Database (MBD)

The premier source for base pay, incentive, and total direct compensation for over 4,000 Canada general industry positions across career streams and job functions.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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US Contact Center & Customer Service Compensation

Salary benchmarking data including base salary and incentives for over 300 customer service and contact center roles.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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US Contact Center & Customer Service Policy

Covers policies within a contact center setting including language premiums, recognition programs, shift differentials, and more.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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US Financial Services Compensation (FSS)

Incentive and base pay data for over 1,000 jobs within the US financial industry covering sectors such as insurance, retail banking, consumer finance, wealth management, and more.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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Canada Financial Services Suite (FSS)

This survey collects base pay and incentive data for positions found within Canadian financial services institutions, with a particular focus on in-branch and retail/consumer banking jobs.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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US SIRS - High Technology - STEM

This survey covers compensation data from entry-level to lower executive level positions within the high tech -STEM fields. Analyze critical aspects of your compensation strategy — from base pay, salary range, and grade, to job titles and total cash compensation — with data collected for over 2,600 STEM positions

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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US SIRS - Life Sciences

Compensation data for over 3,000 positions, including Executives, across the Life Sciences industry including: Agricultural Sciences, Animal Health, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceutical.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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US SIRS Sales Policies and Practices

Designed for Life Sciences and High Technology - STEM organizations, this survey covers sales policies and practices including assigning sales responsibilities, incentive targets, sales incentive plan components and weights, and more

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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US Energy Sector (MTCS)

Base and incentive data for over 1,900 US positions across the energy value chain including mining, exploration and production, pipeline/transmissions, utilities, and more.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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Canada Energy Sector (MTCS)

Base and incentive data for over 1,500 Canada positions across the energy value chain including energy mining, exploration and production, gas utilities, and more.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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US Mercer/Gartner IT Jobs & Skills

Data covers difficult to recruit jobs and skills, jobs requiring sign-on bonuses, and top jobs to hire in the next 12 months from a US IT perspective.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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Canada Mercer/Gartner IT Jobs & Skills

Data covers difficult to recruit jobs and skills, jobs requiring sign-on bonuses, and top jobs to hire in the next 12 months from a Canadian IT perspective.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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US Pharmacy Compensation

This survey covers base pay and incentives for over 100 US pharmacy positions across industry specializations including chain drug store, hospital, mail-order, nuclear, and more.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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US Retail Compensation and Benefits

Base pay and benefits data for over 1,000 US positions within the retail, supermarket, restaurant, and apparel industries.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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Canada Retail Compensation and Benefits

Base pay and benefits data for over 500 Canadian positions within the retail, supermarket, restaurant, and apparel industries.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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US Mining Industry

Featuring both corporate and site locations, this survey includes base pay and compensation metrics for over 180 mining positions with analysis by geographic area, type of mine, commodity mined, and more.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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Canada Mining Industry

Featuring both corporate and site locations, this survey includes base pay and compensation metrics for over 400 mining positions with analysis by geographic area, type of mine, commodity mined, and more.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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US Turnover Survey

This survey captures information on hiring rates, voluntary and involuntary turnover, and retirement seperations.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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Canada Turnover Survey

This survey captures information on hiring rates, voluntary and involuntary turnover, and retirement seperations.

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Opens Mar 04, 2024 | Closes Apr 26, 2024

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Canada Hotel Industry Compensation

Includes over 50 positions in the Canada hospitality industry with data covering base pay, incentive, and total cash.

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Opens Apr 01, 2024 | Closes May 17, 2024

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US Hotel Industry Compensation

Includes over 100 positions in the US hospitality industry with data covering base pay, incentives, and total cash.

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Opens Apr 01, 2024 | Closes May 17, 2024

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Ontario Municipal Compensation Survey

Conducted in collaboration with the Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association, this survey provides pay insights for over 250 local government positions.

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Opens May 01, 2024 | Closes Jun 14, 2024

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Leave Programs

Market practices and statutory requirements for leave programs including parental, adoption, bereavement, vacation and other leaves is covered in this survey.

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Opens May 13, 2024 | Closes Jul 05, 2024

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US New Graduate and Generation Z Compensation

Starting salaries for interns and new graduates, tuition reimbursement, hourly rates for co-ops, interns, and more.

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Opens Jun 03, 2024 | Closes Jul 12, 2024

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Canada New Graduate and Generation Z Compensation

Starting salaries for interns and new graduates, tuition reimbursement, hourly rates for co-ops, interns, and more.

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Opens Jun 03, 2024 | Closes Jul 12, 2024

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US Clinical Pay Practices

Designed for the healthcare industry, this survey covers pay practices including shift differentials, on-call pay, traveling workers, and more for roles in a clinical setting.

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Opens Jul 08, 2024 | Closes Jul 26, 2024

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Global Marketing Survey

Covering 20 countries, get base pay and incentive data for jobs in advertising, marketing, and media sectors.

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Opens May 01, 2024 | Closes Jul 31, 2024
Evergreen

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Mercer Comptryx

This premier online solution for technology-focused companies provides 4-in-1 industry benchmarking of international compensation and key workforce metrics.

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Opens Evergreen | Closes Evergreen
Evergreen

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US Benefits Benchmarking

This survey collects all benefits information (Health & Wealth) to provide insights for prevalence, values, and total remuneration.

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Opens Evergreen | Closes Evergreen
Evergreen

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Alternative International Assignments

Policies for temporary assignments, short term assignments and other common alternatives to long-term assignments.

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Opens Evergreen | Closes Evergreen
Evergreen

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US Domestic Relocation Policies and Practices

Addresses key elements of relocation programs including transfers from low to high cost locations, lease cancellations, flex policies, and more.

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Opens Evergreen | Closes Evergreen
Evergreen

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Canada Domestic Relocation Policies and Practices

Addresses key elements of relocation programs including transfers from low to high cost locations, lease cancellations, flex policies, and more.

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Opens Evergreen | Closes Evergreen

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US Compensation Policies and Practices

Go beyond the pay check with data on paid time-off (PTO), performance management, perquisites, and work arrangements.

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Opens Jun 03, 3034 | Closes Jul 12, 2024

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Canada Compensation Policies and Practices

Go beyond the pay check with data on paid time-off (PTO), performance management, perquisites, and work arrangements.

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Opens Jun 03, 3034 | Closes Jul 12, 2024

Webinars

 
Getting started with Mercer Data Connector

Technical webinar | We will cover the basics of using Mercer Data Connector including what it is, how to login, navigating the tool, and more. Who should attend? Anyone new to the tool or those needing a refresher on how to navigate the platform.

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Time

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March 06, 2024

1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

March 14, 2024

1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Fundamentals of survey participation

“How-to” webinar | We will cover how to participate in Mercer Data Connector surveys, including content on job matching, data validation, general industry survey key details, and more. Who should attend? Those participating in Mercer Data Connector surveys who want to understand the data collected and how to match jobs.

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Time

Register

March 07, 2024

1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

March 14, 2024

1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Contact us

 

Have a question or need help? Talk to a member of our client service team today at 866-605-1031.

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