US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey: High Technology - STEM

Influence top talent with competitive compensation offerings


US Mercer SIRS  Benchmark Survey – High Technology Industry image

As an industry focused on building the future of work, long before most, attracting the best and brightest employees in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math is nothing new. Competition for talent is more intense than ever, though, as organizations across all industries look to innovate. Having a competitive compensation strategy built for the future is paramount to success.

Effectively manage your talent strategy with the High Technology – STEM portion of the US Mercer SIRS® Benchmark Survey. Benchmark your data across 23 industry-specific and cross-industry job families. Analyze critical aspects of your compensation strategy — from base pay, salary range and grade, to job titles and total cash compensation — with data from across the country. Entice and retain top talent by utilizing the 2,000+ positions found within this survey. The compensation data ranges from entry-level to executive positions within the High Tech – STEM fields of:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Research and Development
  • Systems
  • Technical Services

Are you ready to influence your industry with a competitive compensation strategy?

Survey Details At a Glance

  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List
  • 2018 Participation
  • Pricing

Overview

With data from 235 organizations and over 840,458 employee observations, acquire the knowledge you need to properly compensate your employees.

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: 2,085
  • # Organizations: 235
  • # Observations: 840,458
  • Based on data from the 2017 US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey: High Technology - STEM

ALL SIRS

  • # Positions: 3,574
  • # Organizations: 657
  • # Observations: 1,815,967
  • Based on data from the 2017 US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark 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
  • Sales Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Total Cash Compensation

Data Analyzed

Employee Categories

  • Administrative
  • Support
  • Technical
  • Management

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan Area
  • National
  • Regional

High Technology

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Research and Development
  • Systems
  • Technical Services

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: April 16
  • Date Effective: April 1
  • Report Available: August

Participating Companies

  • A³ by Airbus Group
  • AECOM Technology Corporation - Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC
  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. - Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Aerospace Corporation, The
  • Airbus Americas, Inc.
  • Alion Science and Technology Corporation
  • Arete Associates
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • AT&T, Inc.
  • BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Ball Corporation - Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Bechtel Corporation - Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation
  • Bechtel Corporation - Bechtel Plant Machinery
  • Bombardier Transportation US
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • BWX Technologies, Inc.
  • CACI International, Inc.
  • Canon USA, Inc.
  • Canon Virginia, Inc.
  • Centrus Energy Corp.
  • Centrus Energy Corp. - American Centrifuge Operations
  • CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. US
  • CH2M Hill BWXT West Valley, LLC
  • Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., The
  • Charter Automotive
  • Charter Dura-Bar
  • Charter Manufacturing Company, Inc.
  • Charter Steel
  • Charter Wire
  • COLSA Corporation
  • Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC Y-12 & Pantex
  • Corning, Inc.
  • Crestron Electronics, Inc.
  • CSRA, Inc.
  • Cummins, Inc.
  • Cummins, Inc. - Components
  • Cummins, Inc. - Distribution Business
  • Cummins, Inc. - Engine Business
  • Cummins, Inc. - Power Generation
  • Danaher Corporation - ChemTreat
  • Danaher Corporation - Hach Company
  • Danaher Corporation - McCrometer, Inc.
  • Danaher Corporation - Trojan Technologies Inc.
  • Danaher Corporation - VideoJet Technologies Inc.
  • Danaher Corporation - X-Rite
  • Deere & Company
  • Digital Cyclone
  • DigitalGlobe, Inc.
  • DSM Coating Resins, Inc.
  • DSM Desotech, Inc.
  • DSM Dyneema, LLC
  • DSM Engineering Plastics, Inc.
  • DynCorp International
  • Dynetics, Inc.
  • Elbit Systems of America, LLC
  • Engility Holdings, Inc.
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • First Solar, Inc.
  • Flash Technology, LLC
  • Fluor Idaho, LLC
  • Garmin AT
  • Garmin International, Inc.
  • Garmin USA
  • General Atomics
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • General Dynamics Corporation - Bath Iron Works
  • General Dynamics Corporation - Electric Boat Division
  • General Dynamics Corporation - Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
  • General Dynamics Corporation - Land Systems
  • General Dynamics Corporation - Mission Systems
  • General Dynamics NASSCO
  • General Electric Company - Aviation
  • General Electric Company - Digital
  • General Electric Company - Lighting
  • General Electric Company - Oil & Gas
  • General Electric Company - Power
  • General Electric Company - Renewable Energy
  • General Electric Company - Transportation
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Harris Corporation
  • Honda Aircraft Company, LLC
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Honeywell International, Inc. - Federal Manufacturing & Technologies
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Huntington Ingalls Industris, Inc. - Technical Solutions
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • II-VI Optical Systems, Inc.
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • JTSI, Inc.
  • Kaman Aerospace Group (KAG)
  • Kaman Precision Products
  • Kaman Vermont Composites, Inc
  • Kamatics
  • L3 Technologies, Inc.
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Learjet, Inc.
  • Leidos Holdings, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin - Aeronautics
  • Lockheed Martin - Missiles and Fire Control
  • Lockheed Martin - Rotary & Mission Systems
  • Lockheed Martin - Space
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • LORD Corporation
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • ManTech International Corporation
  • Marley Engineered Products
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Mecanex USA, Inc.
  • Meteorcomm, LLC
  • Mid-America Conversion Services, LLC
  • Mission Support and Test Services, LLC
  • Mox Networks LLC
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation - Aerospace Systems
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation - Enterprise Services
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation - Mission Systems
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation - Technology Services
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Orbital ATK, Inc.
  • Osram Sylvania, Inc.
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • PacketFabric, LLC
  • Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation - Aerospace Group
  • Peraton Corp
  • Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
  • Qualcomm, Inc.
  • Radiant Solutions
  • RAND Corporation
  • Raytheon
  • Raytheon - Integrated Defense Systems
  • Raytheon - Intelligence, Information & Services
  • Raytheon - Missile Systems
  • Raytheon - Space & Airborne Systems
  • Riverside Research
  • Rockwell Collins, Inc.
  • Rolls-Royce North America
  • RUAG Space USA
  • Salient CRGT
  • Sallyport Global Holdings, Inc.
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • SAS Institute, Inc.
  • Savannah River Remediation, LLC
  • Science Applications International Corporation
  • Sempra Energy
  • Sempra Energy - San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Sempra Energy - Sempra International, LLC
  • Sempra Energy - Southern California Gas Company
  • Sempra Global Services, Inc.
  • Sempra Infrastructure, LLC
  • Sempra LNG & Midstream, LLC
  • Senior SSP
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • SOS International, LLC
  • Southern California Edison
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
  • Space Systems/Loral, LLC
  • Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc.
  • SPX Cooling Technologies
  • SPX Corporation
  • SPX Heat Transfer, LLC
  • SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc.
  • StandardAero
  • Sylvania Lighting Services
  • TCI International, Inc.
  • Textron, Inc.
  • Textron, Inc. - Airborne Solutions
  • Textron, Inc. - Bell Helicopter
  • Textron, Inc. - Edwards & Associates, Inc.
  • Textron, Inc. - Electronic Systems
  • Textron, Inc. - E-Z-Go
  • Textron, Inc. - Greenlee
  • Textron, Inc. - Jacobsen
  • Textron, Inc. - Kautex
  • Textron, Inc. - Lycoming Engines
  • Textron, Inc. - Marine & Land Systems
  • Textron, Inc. - Overwatch Systems
  • Textron, Inc. - Support Solutions
  • Textron, Inc. - Tempo Research Corporation
  • Textron, Inc. - Textron Aviation
  • Textron, Inc. - TRU Simulation & Training
  • Textron, Inc. - Unmanned Systems
  • Textron, Inc. - Weapon and Sensor Systems
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Boeing Company - Boeing Commercial Airplane
  • The Boeing Company - Defense, Space, and Security
  • The Boeing Company - Global Services
  • The Boeing Company - Insitu, Inc.
  • The Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory
  • The Marley-Wylain Company
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • T-Mobile US, Inc.
  • Traxon Technologies
  • Triumph Group, Inc.
  • Triumph Group, Inc. - Triumph Aerostructures, LLC
  • Triumph Group, Inc. - Triumph Integrated Systems
  • Triumph Group, Inc. - Triumph Percision Components
  • Triumph Group, Inc. - Triumph Product Support
  • TRU - Mission & Maintenance
  • United Launch Alliance, 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
  • Vencore, Inc.
  • Verisign, Inc.

Position List

View the position list included in this survey.

2018 Participation

2018 Survey Participation is now closed. The SIRS survey results are available for purchase by survey participants only. To become a participant in the 2018 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.

Pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
2018 US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey (Standard)* USD 7,400 N/A
2018 US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Surveys (Premium)** USD 10,500 N/A

Please note:

*Standard - Additional User: USD 750 / Additional Custom Report: USD 1,450

**Premium - Additional User: USD 1,250 / Additional Custom Report: USD 1,450

The Standard Option (Benchmark Survey):

  • Access for 2 users
  • One industry cut of your choice
  • A custom peer group of your choice
  • An all SIRS (all industry) cut
  • Standard geographic cuts
  • Interactive analytical capabilities:
    • Compare my data
    • Aging
    • Exporting


The Premium Option (Benchmark and Executive Survey):
All features in the standard option PLUS:

  • Unlimited peer groups
  • Access to 19 industry and sub-industry cuts
  • All geographic locations including city and state
  • Market selections including revenue, headcount, organization ownership, and more
  • Full analytical flexibility to combine/create statistics based on any query or filter

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.

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  • Sub TitleInfluence top talent with competitive compensation offerings
  • Ordering TypeCOL/QOL
  • IsOrderingSetNo
  • AdministrativeFees20
  • Compensation GridShow
  • Short DescriptionAerospace & defense, electronics, R&D, and more high tech position pay data.
  • RegionUS