Global Compensation Planning Report

Optimize your compensation planning in 146 markets - January 2018 Online Update Available Now!

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One of Mercer’s most valued products, the Global Compensation Planning Report (GCPR) returns for its January update with fresh salary increase and economic data for 146 markets around the world. In addition to economic indicators for each market in the report (including GDP growth, inflation and unemployment rates), this year-end GCPR update offers salary increase forecasts, including and excluding zeroes, that can assist HR professionals establish or calibrate their own salary increase budgets for the upcoming year. The GCPR January 2018 update covers data for the previous years (2016 and 2017) and forecast for the current year (2018), and includes six different career levels, this report is a critical resource for working HR professionals responsible for the annual compensation planning process.

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To order the Global Compensation Planning Report, pick one of the two formats (online or PDF).

2018 reports will soon be available. Please contact client services to order one of these.

Edition – 2018 Price
GCPR-Online CAD 3,600
GCPR-Industry (with GCPR online subscription only)
Consumer Goods, Health/ Pharma/ Life Science, High-tech (per industry)
CAD 650
Edition – 2017 PDF Reports Price
Global - July and October 2017 CAD 1,900
Americas - October 2017 CAD 975
Asia Pacific - October 2017 CAD 975
Europe, Middle East, and Africa - October 2017 CAD 975
2017 Market PDF CAD 450

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  • Report Available: End of Jul/Oct
  • Online Updates: End of Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct


Stay up to date, year round with our online edition

If you want to make timely, fully informed decisions on compensation budgeting you need your compensation planning data – particularly salary increase forecasts – to be as current as possible.

With GCPR-Online, you can view salary increase data online, any time, then download it for offline planning.  Quarterly updates grant you access to the most recent data, and you may view 15+ years of economic and salary change data to observe and analyse both long-term and short-term trends.

Your annual GCPR-Online subscription will give you a year’s worth of access to:

  • Mercer's latest country-specific pay increase forecast and economic data updated quarterly.
  • An interactive charting tool that lets you display 15+ years of pay increase data by job family along with any economic data you choose.
  • The ability to download data into an Excel file.
  • PDF versions of our most recent July and October reports.
This interactive version of our timely data will help you make even better and faster compensation planning decisions in the coming year.

GCPR-Online Industry Add-on

Online subscribers only

Online subscribers can access industry-relevant pay data — allowing you to fine-tune pay increase policies and stay current with industry market trends in compensation.

Industry-specific data is only available for certain countries (depending on industry). Each industry spotlight features date for each of the six employee categories covered in GCPR, and you can download excel files for industry-specific salary increase data.

The following industry add-ons are available:

  • Consumer goods.
  • Hi-tech.
  • Life science, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals.

Note: Data on economic trends, incentives, and attracting and retaining employees, are not available by industry.


The PDF edition of the GCPR publication is available for download in October so as to coincide with annual salary planning and discussions. The PDF version also comes with three years (past, present, and upcoming) of compensation and economic data, and includes a summary report provided in July. The summary report includes the latest economic and salary increase data.

Markets Covered


  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Mexico-Bajio
  • Mexico-Monterrey/Saltillo
  • Mexico-Reynosa
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela


  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uzbekistan

Asia Pacific

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • China-Beijing
  • China-Changsha
  • China-Changzhou
  • China-Chengdu
  • China-Chongqing
  • China-Dalian
  • China-Guangdong
  • China-Hangzhou/Ningbo
  • China-Hefei/Wuhu
  • China-Nanjing
  • China-Qingdao
  • China-Shanghai
  • China-Shenyang/Changchun
  • China-Suzhou
  • China-Tianjin
  • China-Wuhan
  • China-Wuxi
  • China-Xiamen/Fuzhou
  • China-Xian
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Middle East and Africa

    • Algeria
    • Angola
    • Bahrain
    • Botswana
    • Cameroon
    • Côte d’Ivoire
    • Dem. Rep. of Congo
    • Egypt
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Israel
    • Jordan
    • Kenya
    • Kuwait
    • Lebanon
    • Libya
    • Malawi
    • Mauritius
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Nigeria
    • Oman
    • Qatar
    • Rwanda
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Senegal
    • South Africa
    • Tanzania
    • Tunisia
    • Uganda
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Yemen
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
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  • Sub TitleOptimize your compensation planning in 146 markets - January 2018 Online Update Available Now!
  • Short DescriptionEvaluate salary trends plus key economic & labor market indices by location.