Puerto Rico Mercer SIRS® Life Sciences Survey

Build an innovative talent strategy for the workforce of the future

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As an HR leader in the life sciences industry, keeping up with innovation and the jobs and skills required for the future of work is of critical importance. Dramatic progress is made every day in the life sciences field. Staffing your organization with exceptional talent to not only keep pace but to continue moving the bar higher is vital in an industry that never stops.

Analyze your compensation strategy against your competitors with the Puerto Rico Mercer SIRS® Life Sciences Survey. Using compensation data for 184 positions from 39 organizations in Puerto Rico, benchmark your salaries across numerous industry-specific and cross-industry job families. Analyze the data across employee categories and key life sciences organizations, which include:

  • Agricultural
  • Animal health
  • Biotechnology
  • Contract healthcare services
  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceutical

Is your talent strategy ready for the workforce of the future?

Survey Details at a glance

  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List
  • 2019 Participation
  • Ordering


With 16,288 employee observations, this survey analyzes various components of the compensation strategy, such as:

  • Base pay
  • FLSA status
  • Job titles
  • Long-term incentive eligibility and grants
  • Organization data
  • Salary range and grade
  • Short-term incentive eligibility and amounts
  • Total cash compensation

This survey is built upon a time-tested, level, and logical salary benchmarking system that helps clients maximize the potential of their compensation strategy, regardless of organizational structure. The SIRS system assesses organizational structure against industry norms, evaluating for external competitiveness while highlighting issues of internal equity.

Delivered in fully customizable formats

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.
  • Change pay elements to support the right level of analysis.
  • 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.

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions: 184
  • # Organizations: 39
  • # Observations: 16,288
  • Based on data from the 2018 Puerto Rico Mercer SIRS® Life Sciences Survey

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • FLSA Status
  • Job Titles
  • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Organization Data
  • Salary Range and Grade
  • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts
  • Total Cash Compensation

Data Analyzed

Life Sciences

  • Agricultural
  • Animal Health
  • Biotechnology
  • Contract Healthcare Services
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical

Employee Categories

  • Administrative
  • Support
  • Technical
  • Management

Benchmark Families Analyzed

Cross Industry Job Families

  • Administrative Services
  • Communications
  • Contracts
  • Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Facilities
  • Fiscal
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Library Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Security
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Supply Chain
  • Technical Product Support

Industry Specific Job Families

  • Airline operations
  • Airport operations
  • Engineering & Sciences Support
  • Engineering & Sciences
  • Flight
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality

Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: March 2
  • Participation Deadline: May 1
  • Date Effective: April 1
  • Report Available: August

Participating Companies

  • AbbVie, Inc. - Puerto Rico
  • Acelity L.P., Inc.
  • Alcon Puerto Rico Inc
  • Allergan Sales Puerto Rico, Inc
  • Amgen Manufacturing, Ltd.
  • Baxter International - Baxter Healthcare Corporation of Puerto Rico, Inc.
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company - Caribe, Ltd.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation - Puerto Rico
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Commercial Group Operation
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Global Manufacturing and Supply Operation
  • Cardinal Health Puerto Rico
  • Edwards Lifesciences Puerto Rico
  • Eli Lilly and Company - Lilly del Caribe, Inc.
  • Fresenius Medical Care North America
  • Fresenius Medical Services
  • Galderma Laboratories L.P.
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Hologic, Inc.
  • Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation - Puerto Rico
  • IPR Pharmaceuticals
  • Johnson & Johnson - Puerto Rico
  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
  • Medtronic, PLC
  • Monsanto Caribe, LLC
  • Mylan, Inc - Mylan, LLC
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation - Puerto Rico
  • Novo Nordisk, Inc.
  • Olympus Latin America Inc.
  • Pfizer, Inc. - Puerto Rico
  • Philips Medical Systems Puerto Rico Inc
  • Sanofi - Genzyme Corporation
  • Sanofi - Pasteur, Inc.
  • Sanofi US
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Stryker Puerto Rico Limited
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals Puerto Rico LLC
  • Terumo Puerto Rico, LLC.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical
  • The Cooper Companies, Inc. - CooperVision Caribbean Corp.
  • Waters Puerto Rico
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - Zimmer Caribe

Position List

View the position list included in this survey.

2019 Participation

2019 Survey Participation opens June 6. The SIRS survey results are available for purchase by survey participants only. To become a participant in the 2019 survey, please request materials using the form below. A member of the Mercer SIRS Support Team will contact you with more information.

Request Participation Materials

As a survey participant you do receive key benefits:

  • Access to survey results which are available for purchase by survey participants only.
  • 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.
  • The ability to see your data aligned with the market when results are produced in Mercer WIN®, our interactive product delivery platform. Mercer WIN also gives you the ability to create custom reports and peer groups to see how you compare to other companies.


Product Participant Non-Participant
2018 Puerto Rico Mercer SIRS Life Sciences Survey* USD 1,850 N/A

Please note:

  • Base price includes two users; additional users may be added at additional rates.
  • Pricing varies for multi-entity organizations. This survey is only available to participants. If you are interested in purchase options, complete this form and a SIRS consultant will contact you.
  • Individuals or companies using Mercer data for consulting services or commercial purposes are subject to different rates. Please call for more information.
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