US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey: Life Sciences Industry

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As an HR leader in the life sciences industry, keeping up with innovation and the employee jobs and skills required to prepare for the future of work is of critical importance. Dramatic progress is made every day in the life sciences field, with more companies advancing ground-breaking therapies and treatments. Staffing your organization with exceptional talent is vital in an industry that never stops.

Analyze your compensation strategy against your competitors with the Life Sciences Industry module of the US Mercer SIRS® Benchmark Survey. Using compensation data collected from 952 positions and 287 organizations across the country, benchmark your salaries from top to bottom. Assess your talent strategy with industry-specific and cross-industry job families spanning various sizes and locations. Sub-industries include:

  • Agricultural sciences
  • Animal health
  • Biotechnology
  • Contract healthcare services
  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceutical
Is your talent strategy ready for the workforce of the future?
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List
  • Ordering
  • 2019 Participation

Overview

With 605,151 employee observations, use this survey to analyze various components of your 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
  • Sales incentive eligibility and grants
  • 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 Surveyed: 952
  • # Positions Published: 952
  • # Organizations: 287
  • # Observations: 605,151
  • Based on data from the 2019 US Mercer SIRS - Benchmark Survey: Life Sciences Industry. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

    ALL SIRS Benchmark Industries

  • # Positions Surveyed: 1,105
  • # Positions Published: 1,105
  • # Organizations: 631
  • # Observations: 1,929,464
  • Based on data from the 2019 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

    Life Sciences Sub-industry

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

    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

    Participating Companies

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Abiomed, Inc.
  • Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital (AAHH)
  • Acelity L.P., Inc.
  • Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Aetna, Inc.
  • Alcon, LLC
  • Alere Home Monitoring, Inc.
  • Alere Informatics, Inc
  • Alere North America, LLC
  • Alere San Diego, Inc.
  • Alere Scarborough, Inc.
  • Alere Toxicology Services, Inc.
  • Alere, Inc.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Alfasigma USA, Inc.
  • Alkermes, Inc.
  • Allergan, Inc.
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Altor Bioscience Corporation
  • Ameditech, Inc.
  • American Regent, Inc.
  • AmerisourceBergen Corporation
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • AMPAC Fine Chemicals, LLC
  • Amyris
  • Apotex Corp.
  • Arthrex, Inc.
  • Ashfield Healthcare, LLC
  • Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
  • AstraZeneca US
  • Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Avanos Medical, Inc.
  • Avee Laboratories, Inc.
  • BASF Corporation
  • Baxter International, Inc.
  • Bayer AG - Animal Health Division
  • Bayer AG - CropScience
  • Bayer AG - North American Pharmaceutical Division
  • Bayer AG - Radiology Division
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Biogen, Inc.
  • BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • bioMerieux, Inc.
  • BioTelemetry, Inc.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Cantel Medical Corp.
  • Cantel Medical Corp. - Crosstex International, Inc.
  • Cantel Medical Corp. - Mar Cor Purification, Inc.
  • Cantel Medical Corp. - Medivators, Inc.
  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
  • CEVA Animal Health
  • Church & Dwight Co., Inc. - Specialty Chemicals Division
  • Cipla - InvaGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • Cipla USA, Inc.
  • City of Hope
  • Cochlear Americas
  • Coloplast Corporation
  • Conjuchem LLC
  • Convatec, Inc.
  • Cook - Vandergrift
  • Cook Endoscopy, Inc.
  • Cook Medical, Inc.
  • Cook Polymer Technologies (Sabin Corporation)
  • Cook Research, Inc. (CRI)
  • Cook, Inc.
  • CSL Behring
  • Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
  • Dentsply Sirona Inc
  • DJO Global, Inc.
  • Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
  • Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.
  • DSM Biomedical, Inc.
  • DSM Services USA, Inc.
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Edwards Lifesciences, LLC
  • Eisai, Inc.
  • Elanco Animal Health Incorporated
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • EMD Serono, Inc.
  • Endo International, PLC
  • Endologix, Inc.
  • eScreen, Inc.
  • Essen Instruments, 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.
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Fresenius Kabi USA
  • Fresenius Medical Care North America
  • Galderma Laboratories L.P.
  • Galderma R&D, Inc.
  • Genomic Health, Inc.
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Glaukos Corporation
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.
  • HM Clause
  • Hollister, Inc.
  • Hologic, Inc.
  • Hookipa Pharma, Inc.
  • Horizon Pharma, Inc.
  • HOYA Surgical Optics, Inc.
  • Image Stream Medical
  • Immunalysis Corporation
  • Incyte Corporation
  • Instant Technologies, Inc.
  • Integer Holdings Corporation
  • Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
  • Intellectual Ventures Global Research and Labs
  • Intellicyt Corp.
  • Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • International Partnership for Microbicides, Inc.
  • Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc.
  • Inverness Medical, LLC
  • Ionian Technologies, LLC
  • Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc
  • Ipsen Bioscience, Inc
  • IQVIA Holdings Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices
  • Johnson & Johnson Medical Pharma
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kaiser Permanente - Colorado Region
  • Kaiser Permanente - Mid Atlantic
  • Kaiser Permanente - Northwest Region
  • KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc.
  • Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Development, Inc
  • Kyowa Kirin, Inc.
  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
  • Land O'Lakes, Inc.
  • Lannett Company, Inc.
  • Lannett Company, Inc. - Cody Laboratories, Inc.
  • Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc.
  • Leadiant Biosciences, Inc.
  • Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
  • LEO Pharma, Inc.
  • LifeNet Health
  • Lundbeck US
  • Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Maquet Getinge Group
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Medela LLC
  • Medicago USA, Inc.
  • MedImmune, LLC
  • Medtronic, PLC
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Merck & Co., Inc. - Animal Health Division
  • Merck & Co., Inc. - Global Human Health
  • Merck & Co., Inc. - Manufacturing Division
  • Merck & Co., Inc. - Research Laboratories
  • Meridian Bioscience - Diagnostics
  • Meridian Bioscience - Life Sciences
  • Millipore Sigma
  • Mindray DS USA, Inc.
  • Minnetronix
  • Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc.
  • Mylan N.V.
  • Nanocav LLC
  • Nant Bioscience
  • NantCell Inc
  • NantOmics, LLC
  • Nantworks
  • Nelson Laboratories, LLC
  • Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.
  • North American Science Associates, Inc.
  • Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
  • Novo Nordisk, Inc.
  • Nufarm Americas, Inc.
  • Olympus America, Inc.
  • Olympus Corporation of the Americas
  • Olympus Respiratory America Inc.
  • Olympus Scientific Solutions America
  • Olympus Surgical Technologies America
  • Omnicell, Inc
  • Ono Pharma USA, Inc.
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Ossur Americas, Inc.
  • Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
  • PAREXEL International Corporation
  • Pembrooke Occupational Health, Inc.
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC
  • PRA Health Sciences, Inc.
  • Prime Therapeutics, LLC
  • Publicis Healthcare Solutions, Inc
  • Purdue Pharma L.P.
  • Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
  • Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, Inc.
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Renaissance Lakewood, LLC
  • Revance Therapeutics, Inc.
  • RTI International
  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Sandoz
  • Sanofi - Genzyme Corporation
  • Sanofi - Pasteur, Inc.
  • Sanofi US
  • Sartorius Corporation
  • Sartorius Stedim North America
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Seattle Genetics, Inc.
  • Servier Pharmaceuticals, LLC
  • Shionogi, Inc.
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Siegfried Irvine
  • Siegfried USA, LLC
  • Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
  • Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
  • Silarx Pharmaceuticals
  • Smith & Nephew, Inc. - Advanced Surgical Devices
  • Smiths Medical, Inc.
  • Sotera Health, LLC
  • Standing Stone, Inc.
  • Sterigenics US, LLC
  • STERIS, PLC
  • 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 - Spine
  • Stryker Corporation - Stryker Craniomaxillofacial (CMF)
  • Stryker Corporation - Sustainability Solutions
  • Stryker Corporation - Trauma and Extremities
  • Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Surmodics, Inc.
  • Syneos Health, Inc.
  • Syngenta Corporation - Crop Protection, Inc.
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
  • Terumo Americas Holding, Inc
  • Terumo Bay Area Innovation Lab
  • Terumo Medical Corporation
  • Terumo Medical Products
  • Teva Pharmaceutical USA, Inc.
  • The Cooper Companies, Inc. - CooperVision
  • The Medicines Company
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • U.S. Pharmacopeia
  • United Therapeutics Corporation
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC
  • US WorldMeds, LLC
  • Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Verathon, Inc.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Vilmorin North American
  • Virbac Corporation
  • W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. - Medical Products Division
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. - Walgreen Co.
  • Waters Corporation
  • Wright Medical Group N.V.
  • Xellia Pharmaceuticals USA, LLC
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - Biomet Microfixation, LLC
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - Biomet Spine, LLC
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - Cayenne Medical
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - CD Diagnostics
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - Dornoch Medical Systems
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - EBI BoneHealing
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - InnoVision, Inc.
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - Interpore Cross International, LLC
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - RespondWell
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - Trabecular Metal Technology
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - Zimmer Dental, Inc.
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - Zimmer Intermed, Inc.
  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. - Zimmer Orthopedic Surgical Products, Dover
  • Zoetis, Inc.
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    2019 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is 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 TitleBuild an innovative talent strategy for the workforce of the future
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