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?
Survey Details At a Glance
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Survey Schedule
  • 2018 Participation


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

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)

Survey Schedule

  • Data Effective Date: July 1
  • Participation Opens: September 1
  • Participation Deadline: September 17
  • Report Available: November

2018 Participation

2018 Survey Participation is now closed. View the Survey Schedule tab for your next opportunity to participate. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us.

The survey is performed annually. To become a survey participant or with questions about survey participation please contact Rhonda Rhoden at 713 276 2157 or

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