US Chemical Survey

Transform your talent strategy for a competitive edge

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Keeping up with shifts and trends in the chemical industry is no easy task. With accelerated globalization and digitization, understanding how these trends impact the customers you serve requires a passionate and dedicated team of employees. Adopting 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 Chemical Survey. Gauge your market position with comprehensive pay and policy information for 133 positions across all career levels. Analyze your compensation strategy across key chemical industry job families, such as:

  • Lab
  • Engineering
  • Maintenance
  • Process Operations
  • First Line Supervisors & Managers
  • HSE/Regulatory
Are you ready to transform your compensation strategy?
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This new survey helps you determine your competitive market position for key roles within the chemical industry. Make critical employee decisions with confidence. Benchmark your talent strategy by:

  • Net sales revenue
  • Operating expense/budget
  • Pay type
  • Short-term incentive eligibility
  • Annual overtime hours and much more

Survey results are delivered in a published PDF format to your account under "My Downloads".

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.

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 133
  • # Positions Published: 121
  • # Organizations: 9
  • # Observations: 13,890

Based on data from the 2018 US Chemical Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Net sales revenue
  • Operating expense/budget
  • Full-time equivalents (FTEs)
  • FLSA Status
  • Full-time/part-time status
  • Union status
  • Education level
  • Standard work day (hours)
  • Overtime pay eligibility (if exempt)
  • Annual overtime amount
  • Annual overtime hours
  • Years of hire
  • Pay type
  • Annual/hourly base salary
  • Annualization factor
  • Mileage rate
  • Annual shift allowance (variable or fixed)
  • Other cash compensation
  • Short-term incentive eligibility
  • Short-term incentive (threshold) as a percent of base pay
  • Short-term incentive (target) as a percent of base pay
  • Short-term incentive (maximum) as a percent of base pay
  • Short-term incentive (actual)
  • STI status for non-receivers
  • Long-term incentive (LTI) eligible
  • Long-term incentive (target) as a percent of base pay
  • Sales incentive eligibility
  • Sales incentive (target) as percent of base pay
  • Sales incentive (actual)

2019 Participation

Data Submission Tools

Compensation Questionnaire

To become a survey participant, download the compensation questionnaire above, review and complete the questionnaire, and then submit. It's that simple! We understand the level of sensitivity in the data provided and will hold your data in the strictest confidence.

2019 Participation is now open!

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is required to purchase results. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact Rhonda Rhoden at 713 276 2157 or As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

  • Access to survey results.
  • Ensure your data is included in the market results - easily determine your market position with customized reports that compare your company data to your peers.

2019 Survey Schedule

  • Participation opens: August 1
  • Participation closes: August 30
  • Results available: November
  • Participation Webcasts
    To better understand the submission process, as well as the survey data collected, attend a participation webcast.
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    2019 Pricing

    2019 US Chemical Survey – 2,500 USD

    2019 US Chemical Survey – N/A

    Survey Schedule

    • Data Effective Date: July 1
    • Participation Opens: August 1
    • Participation Deadline: September 1
    • Report Available: November


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    • This survey is available to participants only. To become a survey participant or with questions about survey participation please contact Rhonda Rhoden at 713 276 2157 or
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