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

Influence top talent with competitive compensation offerings


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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 collected from across the country. Entice and retain top talent by utilizing the 680+ positions surveyed. The compensation data included ranges from entry-level to lower executive levelpositions 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
  • Position List
  • Participating Companies
  • Ordering
  • 2019 Participation

Overview

With data collected from 216 organizations and over 847,709 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 Surveyed: 687
  • # Positions Published: 650
  • # Organizations: 216
  • # Observations: 847,709
  • Based on data from the 2018 US Mercer SIRS - Benchmark Survey: High Technology - STEM. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

    ALL SIRS Benchmark Industries

  • # Positions Surveyed: 1,099
  • # Positions Published: 992
  • # Organizations: 675
  • # Observations: 1,765,722
  • Based on data from the 2018 US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

    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

    Job Categories Analyzed

    • Administrative
    • Management
    • Support
    • Technical/Licensed

    Geographic Area

    • Metropolitan Area
    • National
    • Regional

    High Technology - STEM

    • 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
    • Finance
    • 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 5
    • Participation Deadline: April 15
    • Date Effective: April 1
    • Report Available: August

    Position List

    View the position list included in this survey.

    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.

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    2019 Participation

    2019 Survey Participation is now closed. 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:

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