US Mercer SIRS® – Executive Survey

Optimize your executive compensation strategy

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Effective leadership is a critical driver of success for any organization. Compensating your executives properly can minimize turnover, motivate growth, and attract the top talent needed to lead your company successfully forward.

Use the compensation data within the US Mercer SIRS® – Executive Survey to learn exactly what to pay your management positions. Evaluate executive base salary, geographic scope of responsibility, salary range, and incentives by leveraging survey data from over 250 organizations. Covering four major industries (Airline and Transportation, Consumer Products, High Technology – STEM, and Life Sciences) assess your compensation strategy across 15 benchmark families, which include:

  • Engineering and sciences
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Supply chain and much more
Are you ready to optimize your executive compensation strategy?
Survey Details at a Glance
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • 2019 Participation
  • Survey Schedule
  • Position List
  • Participating Companies
  • Ordering

Overview

Ensure your employee pay and incentives align with the market for critical executive positions. With this salary survey, analyze 6,151 employee observations across key components of the compensation strategy, such as:

  • Base pay
  • Geographic scope of responsibility
  • Long-term incentive eligibility and grants
  • Organization type
  • Reporting level from CEO
  • Reports to benchmark
  • Salary range
  • Short-term incentive eligibility and amounts

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 (never employee self-reported) 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 Surveyed: 137
  • # Positions Published: 123
  • # Organizations: 256
  • # Observations: 6,151
  • Based on data from the 2018 US Mercer SIRS - Executive Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

    Data Collected

    • Base Pay
    • Geographic Scope of Responsibility
    • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
    • Organization Type
    • Reporting Level from CEO
    • Reports to Benchmark
    • Salary Range
    • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts

    Data Analyzed

    Industry

    • Airlines & Transportation 
    • Consumer Products
    • High Technology - STEM
    • Life Sciences

    Size

    • Geographic Scope of Responsibility 
    • Organization Type
    • Regression Analysis
     

    Benchmark Families Analyzed

    • Communications
    • Contracts
    • Engineering and Sciences
    • Engineering and Sciences Support
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology
    • Legal and Regulatory
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Quality
  • Sales
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Supply Chain
  • Technical Product Support
  • 2019 Participation

    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.
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    2019 Survey Schedule

  • Participation opens: March 5
  • Participation closes: May 1 
  • Results available: August
  • Participation Webcasts
    To better understand the submission process, as well as the survey data collected, attend a participation webcast.
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    2019 Pricing

    Participant
    2019 US Mercer SIRS® – Executive Survey — USD 4,400

    Survey Schedule

    • Participation Opens: March 5
    • Participation Deadline: May 1
    • Date Effective: April 1
    • Report Available: August

    Position List

    View the position list included in this survey.

    Participating Companies

    • AbbVie, Inc.
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Acelity L.P., Inc.
    • Adare Pharmaceuticals
    • Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    • Air Methods Corporation
    • Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
    • Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Alfasigma USA, Inc.
    • Alkermes, Inc.
    • Allergan, Inc.
    • AmerisourceBergen Corporation
    • Amgen, Inc.
    • Apotex Corp.
    • Arete Associates
    • Arthrex, Inc.
    • AstraZeneca US
    • Avanir Phamaceuticals, Inc.
    • BAE Systems, Inc.
    • Baker Hughes, Inc.
    • Ball Corporation - Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
    • Battelle Memorial Institute
    • Bayer AG - Above Country Services
    • Bayer AG - Animal Health Division
    • Bayer AG - Consumer Care Division
    • Bayer AG - Corporate / Bus & Tech Services
    • Bayer AG - CropScience
    • Bayer AG - Medical Care Division
    • Bayer AG - North American Pharmaceutical Division
    • Beckman Coulter - Diagnostics
    • Beckman Coulter - Life Sciences
    • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    • BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    • Biogen, Inc.
    • Bioverativ, Inc.
    • Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
    • Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation
    • Boston Scientific Corporation
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • CH2M Hill BWXT West Valley, LLC
    • COLSA Corporation
    • CROPP Cooperative
    • CSL, Ltd.
    • Califia Farms, LLC
    • Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    • Celgene Corporation
    • Cepheid
    • Charles River Laboratories
    • Cipla USA, Inc.
    • Clif Bar & Company
    • Colgate-Palmolive Company
    • Coloplast Corporation
    • Concordia Healthcare Corp
    • Convatec, Inc.
    • Covance, Inc.
    • Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
    • Danaher Corporation - Hach Company
    • Danaher Corporation - Pall Corporation
    • Dental Consumables Group Staff
    • Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
    • Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.
    • EMD Millipore
    • EMD Serono, Inc.
    • Edwards Lifesciences, LLC
    • Eisai, Inc.
    • Electronic Systems
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • Emergent Biosolutions, Inc.
    • Energizer Holdings, Inc.
    • Exactech, Inc.
    • Exelixis, Inc.
    • F. Hoffmann La-Roche, Ltd. - Genentech, Inc.
    • F. Hoffmann La-Roche, Ltd. - Roche Diagnostics Corporation
    • F. Hoffmann La-Roche, Ltd. - Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    • F. Hoffmann La-Roche, Ltd. - Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
    • Federal Aviation Administration
    • Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • First Solar, Inc.
    • Fresenius Medical Care North America
    • Fresenius Medical Services
    • GE United States Corporate
    • Galderma Laboratories L.P.
    • General Electric - General Electric Capital
    • General Electric - Lighting
    • General Electric - United States Global Operations
    • General Electric Company - Appliances & Lighting
    • General Electric Company - Aviation
    • General Electric Company - Digital
    • General Electric Company - Healthcare
    • General Electric Company - Oil & Gas
    • General Electric Company - Power
    • General Electric Company - Renewable Energy
    • General Electric Company - Transportation
    • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
    • Givaudan US
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Halyard Health, Inc.
    • Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.
    • Hologic, Inc.
    • Horizon Pharma, Inc.
    • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
    • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - Ingalls Shipbuilding
    • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - Newport News Shipbuilding
    • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - Technical Solutions Division
    • IQVIA Holdings Inc.
    • Implus Footcare, LLC
    • Incyte Corporation
    • Integer Holdings Corporation
    • Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
    • Intelligence & Security
    • Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc
    • Ipsen Bioscience, Inc
    • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • JetBlue Airways
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    • Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices
    • Johnson & Johnson Medical Pharma
    • KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc.
    • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    • Kimberly-Clark Corporation - Consumer
    • Kimberly-Clark Corporation - K-C Professional
    • Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Development, Inc.
    • L3 Technologies, Inc.
    • LEO Pharma, Inc.
    • Lannett Company, Inc.
    • Lannett Company, Inc. - Cody Laboratories, Inc.
    • Leadiant Biosciences, Inc.
    • Lockheed Martin - Aeronautics
    • Lockheed Martin - Missiles and Fire Control
    • Lockheed Martin - Rotary Mission Systems
    • Lockheed Martin - Space
    • Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Lundbeck US
    • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
    • Maquet Getinge Group
    • MedImmune, LLC
    • Medtronic, PLC
    • Merck & Co., Inc.
    • Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
    • Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc.
    • Mycorrhizal Applications
    • Mylan N.V.
    • National Railroad Passenger Corporation (dba Amtrak)
    • Nelson Laboratories, LLC
    • Nestle USA, Inc.
    • Noble Research Institute, LLC
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation - Aerospace Systems
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation - Mission Systems
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation - Technology Services
    • Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    • Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Novo Nordisk, Inc.
    • OPKO Health, Inc.
    • Olympus America, Inc.
    • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    • Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
    • P&S Sector
    • PACE U.S.A.
    • PAREXEL International Corporation
    • PRA Health Sciences, Inc.
    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC
    • Phibro Animal Health Corporation
    • Raytheon
    • Raytheon - Integrated Defense Systems
    • Raytheon - Intelligence, Information & Services
    • Raytheon - Missile Systems
    • Raytheon - Space & Airborne Systems
    • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Ricetec, Inc.
    • Salient CRGT
    • Sandoz
    • Sanofi - Genzyme Corporation
    • Sanofi - Pasteur, Inc.
    • Sanofi US
    • Santhera Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc.
    • Savannah River Remediation, LLC
    • Shionogi, Inc.
    • Shire
    • Sierra Nevada Corporation
    • Smiths Medical, Inc.
    • Sotera Health, LLC
    • Sovos Brands
    • Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
    • Spark Therapeutics
    • Sterigenics US, LLC
    • Stryker Corporation
    • Stryker Corporation - Endoscopy
    • Stryker Corporation - GQO Group
    • Stryker Corporation - Instruments
    • Stryker Corporation - Joint Replacement
    • Stryker Corporation - MDSG
    • Stryker Corporation - Medical
    • Stryker Corporation - Neurovascular
    • Stryker Corporation - Orthopaedics
    • Stryker Corporation - Spine
    • Stryker Corporation - Trauma and Extremities
    • Sun Pharmaceutical Holdings USA, Inc
    • Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Syneos Health, Inc.
    • Syngene USA Inc.
    • Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
    • Terumo BCT, Inc.
    • Teva Pharmaceutical USA, Inc.
    • Textron Aviation
    • Textron, Inc.
    • Textron, Inc. - Airborne Solutions
    • Textron, Inc. - Bell Helicopter
    • Textron, Inc. - E-Z-Go
    • Textron, Inc. - Greenlee
    • Textron, Inc. - Kautex
    • Textron, Inc. - Marine & Land Systems
    • Textron, Inc. - Overwatch Systems
    • Textron, Inc. - Support Solutions
    • Textron, Inc. - TRU Simulation & Training
    • Textron, Inc. - Tempo Research Corporation
    • Textron, Inc. - Textron Financial Corporation
    • Textron, Inc. - Textron Systems
    • Textron, Inc. - Unmanned Systems
    • Textron, Inc. - Weapon and Sensor Systems
    • The Boeing Company - Insitu, Inc.
    • The Cooper Companies, Inc. - CooperVision, Inc.
    • The Honest Company, Inc.
    • The Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory
    • The Scripps Research Institute
    • Triumph Group, Inc.
    • Triumph Group, Inc. - Triumph Aerostructures, LLC
    • Triumph Group, Inc. - Triumph Integrated Systems
    • Triumph Group, Inc. - Triumph Product Support
    • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    • US WorldMeds, LLC
    • United Technologies Corporation
    • United Technologies Corporation - Climate, Controls & Security
    • United Technologies Corporation - Otis Elevator Company
    • United Technologies Corporation - Pratt & Whitney
    • United Technologies Corporation - UTC Aerospace Systems
    • United Technologies Corporation - UTC Research
    • United Therapeutics Corporation
    • Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC
    • Valent Biosciences LLC
    • Valent USA LLC
    • Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Virbac Corporation
    • Weber Metals, Inc.
    • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
    • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - Biomet Microfixation, LLC
    • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - Biomet Spine, LLC
    • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - ETEX
    • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - Synvasive Technology, Inc.

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    2018 US Mercer SIRS® – Executive Survey* USD 4,200 N/A

    *Please note:

    • Base price includes two users; additional users may be added for USD 750 per user.
    • Pricing may vary 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.
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