US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report

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Long-term incentive plans encourage your top employees to remain loyal to your company for the foreseeable future. This practice is vital to keeping your employees engaged and fulfilled by their work and career, so that your company achieves its strategic objectives and maximizes its shareholder’s value over the long course.

Use the US MBD: Long-term Incentive and Equity Report to benchmark your LTI rewards strategy against 3,081 organizations, refining it by company size, ownership type, and organization type. Featuring data from 14 industries, evaluate your LTI approach relative to your direct industry competitors as well as the market at large. Compare your LTI plan by:

  • Base pay
  • Long-term incentives
  • LTI eligibility by plan type
  • Total cash compensation
  • Total direct compensation and more
Are your employees’ interests aligned with long-term company growth?
Survey Details At a Glance
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • 2019 Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Sample Report


With data derived from the US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database, this report uses four different evaluation methodologies giving you the comprehensive analysis to determine the best incentive solution to properly reward your employees. Evaluation methodologies included in this report are:

  • Black-Scholes
  • Binomial
  • Net Present Value
  • Accounting Cost

You can also leverage data from the US MBD: Short-Term Incentive Report to benchmark your STI components such as total cash compensation and target percentage against the market.

Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN® in an excel file.

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

  • # Organizations: 3,081
  • # Observations: 2,611,069

Based on data from the 2018 US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • Long-term Incentives
  • LTI as a Percent of Base Pay
  • LTI Eligibility by Plan Type
  • Organization Data
  • Target Total Cash Compensation
  • Target Total Direct Compensation
  • Total Cash Compensation
  • Total Direct Compensation

Data Analyzed


  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • High Tech
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics
  • Mining & Metals
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other Non-Manufacturing
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Services (Non-Financial)
  • Transportation Equipment

Geographic Area

  • National

Organization Type

  • Division
  • Multi-Profit Centre (Group)
  • Parent Company/Independent Company/Corporate
  • Subsidiary

Ownership Type

  • Government and Broader Public Sector (including Crown Corporations)
  • Joint Venture
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Publicly Traded on a Stock Exchange
  • Privately Owned Organization

Organization Size

  • Assets
  • Gross Premiums
  • Market Capitalization
  • Net Revenue (Healthcare Organizations Only)
  • Net Sales Revenue
  • Operating Expenses/Budget
  • Total FTE's (Full-Time Equivalents)

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

2019 Participation

Data Submission Tools

Compensation Questionnaire
Questionnaire and DVF FAQ
Job Matching Tool

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.

What's New in 2019

  • New position class data. We’ve combined our MBD and US Total Remuneration Survey in to a single survey with more robust results. Position class data is now included in MBD.
  • Expanded position coverage. As the Mercer Job Library continues to evolve, job lists have expanded to include new cross-industry and industry-specific specializations. Plus, general customer service and contact center roles have been added to the survey.
  • Benefits data now included. A new tab has been added to the questionnaire so that you can provide benefits data. While participation in this section is optional, you will receive a complimentary National Spotlight on Benefits Report if you provide data.

2019 Participation is now open!

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To participate in the 2019 survey, please submit your completed questionnaire before the deadline. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

  • A discount on survey results!
  • An exclusive invitation to survey events - attend results webcasts and meetings where Mercer consultants will review the results and identify market trends and factors. You'll also be able to ask questions directly related to your organization.
  • 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: January 28
  • Participation closes: March 29
  • Results available: September
  • Participation Webcasts
    To better understand the submission process, as well as the survey data collected, attend a participation webcast.
    US MBD/TRS Submission Webcast Recording
    US MBD/TRS Participation Presentation PDF

    2019 Pricing

    2019 US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report – LTI only – 2,700 USD
    2019 US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report – LTI and STI – 4,400 USD

    2019 US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report – LTI only – 7,800 USD
    2019 US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report – LTI and STI – 12,600 USD


    Product Participant Non-Participant
    2018 US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report – LTI only USD 2,600 USD 7,800
    2018 US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report – LTI and STI USD 4,200 USD 12,600

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    • 2018 survey results now available.

    Survey Schedule

    • Participation Opens: January 28
    • Participation Deadline: March 29
    • Date Effective: March 1
    • Report Available: September

    Participating Companies

    View a list of the participating companies included in the 2018 US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report here.

    Sample Report

    View a sample report of this survey to see what's included, and learn how easy it is to streamline your salary benchmarking efforts.

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