Conducted for over 25 years, this survey contains compensation data collected from 12 position subfamilies and 2,504 organizations across all industries. Use this data to evaluate your finance, accounting, and legal department salaries from top to bottom.
This survey is powered by Mercer Job Library. This comprehensive job catalog provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, more specializations, and much more. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details.
With the move to Mercer Job Library, there are 1,615 positions within the US MBD: Finance, Accounting, and Legal Survey. There are 123 specializations within six job families, giving you access to even more compensation benchmarking insights. These job families are:
- Communications and corporate affairs
- Data analytics/Warehousing and business intelligence
- General management
- Legal, compliance, and audit
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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.
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- 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.