US Mercer New Energy Survey

Transform your talent strategy for a competitive edge

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Save 25% off 2016 North American compensation surveys

Keeping up with new energy shifts and trends is no easy task. With the prices of solar and wind power at record lows and the soaring value of the energy storage market, understanding how these trends impact the customers you serve requires a passionate and dedicated team of employees. A competitive compensation strategy that attracts and motivates the right talent to join, stay, and deliver for your organizations is a crucial first step.

See how your compensation strategy stacks up against the competition with the US Mercer New Energy Survey. Gauge your market position with comprehensive pay and policy information for 26 technical specializations across all career levels as well as new energy specific allowances. Benchmark your compensation strategy across key industry job families, such as:

  • Project development and management
  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • HSE/Environmental
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This new survey helps you determine your competitive market position for key roles within the new energy industry. Analyze compensation policies, including salary budget forecasts, short-term incentives practices, and allowance policies so that you can make employee decisions with confidence.

Delivered in Fully Customizable Formats

Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters — including geography, industry, company size, and more. Efficiently organize and analyze the information with Mercer WIN, which enables you to:

  • Compare job descriptions side by side.
  • Change pay elements to support the right level of analysis.
  • Perform function and career-level analysis.
  • Export your data for integration into other systems (data also available as an Excel file).
  • Run presentation-quality detailed or summary reports.

Salary Survey Methodology

Mercer surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations and then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization’s size, structure, geographic region, or a combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations are required in order to report each data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed, ensuring you the highest level of data confidentiality.

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Data Collected

Base salary

  • Annual base salary paid

Total guaranteed cash compensation

  • Base salary plus guaranteed allowances, including:
    • Offshore (offshore employees)
    • On-call
    • Shift, meal, transportation, housing, and overtime

Total cash compensation

  • Total guaranteed cash compensation plus short-term incentive

Countries Covered

  • Australia
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Job Families Surveyed

Project Development and Management

  • Project management, finance, and engineering
  • Construction and commissioning


  • Wind turbine design and testing
  • Solar/PV systems design and engineering
  • Renewable resource analysis and modeling


  • Technical services management
  • Asset management
  • Wind/Solar farm operations
  • Asset integrity
  • Installation/Inspection
  • Field technicians/Repair and maintenance


  • Compliance
  • Stakeholder management

Survey Schedule

Country Data Collection (End) Results Published
Australia TBD TBD
China 20 Jun 1 Nov
Denmark 14 Sep 6 Dec
Norway 21 Sep 13 Dec
United Kingdom 17 Aug 15 Nov
United States 31 Aug Nov
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  • Sub TitleTransform your talent strategy for a competitive edge
  • Short DescriptionPay and policy information for new energy specific positions.