US MBD Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report

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Your organization's long-term incentive (LTI) package is one of the most critical factors for your company to be successful. The US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report provides incentive solutions for over 52 diverse industries. Derived from the US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database Survey Suite, this report takes into account the LTI practices of over 3,000 organizations and represents over 2.5 million employees.

A few of the key performance metrics gathered in this report are base pay, total cash compensation, LTI eligibility by plan type, and other essential organizational data. Regardless of the amount of equity available in your company, you can use this report to strengthen your organization's compensation strategy and hold on to your best employees.

Survey Details At a Glance
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • 2018 Participation


What's New in 2018

This survey will move to the new Mercer Job Library in 2018. This comprehensive new job catalog provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, more specializations, and much more. Read the client announcement for details on why we’re making this change and what it means to you or visit the Mercer Job Library FAQs page for more details.

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

Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN® giving you access to the data through a variety of parameters – including geography, industry, company size, and more – to more efficiently organize and analyze the information. Mercer WIN 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, and run presentation-quality detailed or summary reports. The data is available as an excel file for export from within Mercer WIN as well.

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: 3,100
  • # Observations: 2,300,000+

Based on data from the 2017 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


  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Apparel
  • Banking
  • Beverage and Tobacco
  • Business/Professional Services
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Chemical
  • Computer and Electronic Products
  • Construction
  • Consumer Goods - Other or Combination
  • Diversified
  • Durable Goods, Miscellaneous
  • Education
  • Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Healthcare - Non-Insurance
  • Hospitality/Restaurant
  • Information and Data Processing Services
  • Insurance - Health and Medical
  • Insurance - Life
  • Insurance - Other or Combination
  • Insurance - Property and Casualty
  • Machinery
  • Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Mining/Milling/Smelting (except Oil and Gas)
  • Nondurable (excluding Consumer Goods) - Other or Combination
  • Oil and Gas Downstream
  • Oil and Gas Upstream
  • Paper and Allied Products
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Public Administration - Local/Municipal Government
  • Public Administration - National Government
  • Public Administration - Provincial/State Government
  • Publishing
  • Real Estate
  • Research and Development
  • Retail
  • Securities
  • Service - Other or Combination
  • Technical Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Transportation Equipment - Aerospace
  • Transportation Equipment - Automobile
  • Transportation Equipment - Auto Parts
  • Transportation Equipment
  • Utilities - Energy
  • Utilities - Other
  • Veterinary Products
  • Wholesale Distribution

Geographic Area

  • National

Organization Type

  • Corporate
  • Subsidiary
  • Group
  • Division

Ownership Type

  • Joint Venture
  • Privately Held
  • Publicly Traded
  • State - Owned Enterprise
  • Not-for-Profit


  • Assets
  • Assets Under Management
  • Gross Premiums
  • Market Capitalization
  • Net Revenue
  • Operating Expenses/Budget
  • Revenue/Sales
  • Total Employment (FTEs)


Product Participant Non-Participant
2017 US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report – LTI only USD 2,550 USD 7,650
2017 US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report – LTI and STI USD 3,570 USD 10,710

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  • 2018 survey results will be available in October.

Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: January 25
  • Participation Deadline: March 30
  • Date Effective: March 1
  • Report Available: October

Participating Companies

View a list of the participating companies included in the 2017 US MBD: Long-Term Incentive & Equity Report here.

2018 Participation

2018 Survey Participation is now closed. View the Survey Schedule tab for your next opportunity to participate. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. 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.
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  • Short DescriptionExplore key long-term incentive details like LTI eligibility by type, % of base.