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 778 positions and 321 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?

Survey Details at a glance

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

Overview

With 610,555 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: 778
  • # Positions Published: 733
  • # Organizations: 321
  • # Observations: 610,555
  • Based on data from the 2018 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: 1,099
  • # 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

    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.
  • Abcam, Inc.
  • Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital (AAHH)
  • Acelity L.P., Inc.
  • Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Adare Pharmaceuticals
  • Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
  • 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.
  • AlloSource
  • Altor Bioscience Corporation
  • Ameditech, Inc.
  • AmerisourceBergen Corporation
  • AmerisourceBergen Corporation - Drug Corporation
  • AmerisourceBergen Corporation - Specialty Group
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • AMPAC Fine Chemicals, LLC
  • Apotex Corp.
  • Aratana Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Arthrex, Inc.
  • Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
  • AstraZeneca US
  • Avalon Laboratories, LLC
  • Avanir Phamaceuticals, Inc.
  • Avee Laboratories, Inc.
  • AxioMx Inc.
  • Baxter International, Inc.
  • Bayer AG - Animal Health Division
  • Bayer AG - CropScience
  • Bayer AG - Medical Care Division
  • Bayer AG - North American Pharmaceutical Division
  • Beckman Coulter - Diagnostics
  • Beckman Coulter - Life Sciences
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Bemis Healthcare Packaging, Inc.
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Biogen, Inc.
  • BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • bioMerieux, Inc.
  • BioTelemetry, Inc.
  • Bioverativ, Inc.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
  • Cantel Medical Corp.
  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
  • Celgene Corporation
  • CEVA Animal Health
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Church & Dwight Co., Inc. - Specialty Chemicals Division
  • Cipla - InvaGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • Cipla USA, Inc.
  • City of Hope
  • Cochlear Americas
  • Colder Products Company
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company - Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
  • Coloplast Corporation
  • Concordia Healthcare Corp
  • Conjuchem LLC
  • Convatec, Inc.
  • Crosstex International, Inc.
  • CSL, Ltd.
  • Dabir Surfaces, Inc.
  • Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
  • Danaher Corporation
  • Danaher Corporation - Cepheid
  • Danaher Corporation - Esko
  • Danaher Corporation - Implant Direct
  • Danaher Corporation - KaVo Kerr
  • Danaher Corporation - Leica Biosystems
  • Danaher Corporation - Leica Microsystems (United States), Inc.
  • Danaher Corporation - Molecular Devices, LLC
  • Danaher Corporation - Nobel Biocare
  • Danaher Corporation - Ormco Corporation
  • Danaher Corporation - Pall Corporation
  • Danaher Corporation - Radiometer
  • Danaher Corporation - Sciex
  • Dental Consumables Group Staff
  • 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.
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Eli Lilly and Company - Elanco Animal Health
  • EMD Millipore
  • EMD Serono, Inc.
  • Endo International, PLC
  • Endologix, Inc.
  • Epitomics 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
  • Fresenius Medical Services
  • Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.
  • Galderma Laboratories L.P.
  • Galderma R&D, Inc.
  • Gambro Uf Solutions, Inc.
  • General Electric Company - Healthcare
  • Genomic Health, Inc.
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Glaukos Corporation
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Halyard Health, Inc.
  • HM Clause
  • Hollister, Inc.
  • Hologic, Inc.
  • Horizon Pharma, Inc.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • HOYA Surgical Optics, Inc.
  • Image Stream Medical
  • Immunalysis Corporation
  • Impax Laboratories, Inc.
  • Incyte Corporation
  • Instant Tech Subsidiary Acquisition, Inc.
  • Instant Technologies, Inc.
  • Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Integer Holdings Corporation
  • Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
  • Intellectual Ventures Global Research and Labs
  • Intellicyt Corp.
  • Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Inverness Medical, LLC
  • Ionian Technologies, LLC
  • Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc
  • Ipsen Bioscience, Inc
  • IQVIA Holdings Inc.
  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices
  • Johnson & Johnson Medical Pharma
  • Johnson Matthey Pharma Services
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kaiser Permanente - Northern California
  • Kaiser Permanente - Colorado
  • Kaiser Permanente - Northwest Region
  • Kaiser Permanente - Southern California Region
  • Kaiser Permanente - Washington
  • Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Development, 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
  • Lonza Biologics, Inc.
  • Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Lundbeck US
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Maquet Getinge Group
  • Mar Cor Purification, Inc.
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Medela LLC
  • MedImmune, LLC
  • Medivators, Inc.
  • Medtronic, PLC
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Merck & Co., Inc. - Animal Health Division
  • Mindray DS USA, Inc.
  • MitoSciences Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc.
  • Monsanto Company
  • MWI Animal Health
  • Mycorrhizal Applications
  • Mylan N.V.
  • Nanocav LLC
  • Nant Bioscience
  • NantCell Inc
  • NantOmics, LLC
  • Nantworks
  • Nelson Laboratories, LLC
  • NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Noble Research Institute, LLC
  • North American Science Associates, Inc.
  • Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
  • Novo Nordisk, Inc.
  • Novozymes North America, Inc.
  • Olympus America, Inc.
  • Olympus Communication Technology of the Americas
  • Olympus Corporation of the Americas
  • Olympus Respiratory America Inc.
  • Olympus Scientific Solutions America
  • Olympus Surgical Technologies America
  • Omnicell, Inc
  • OPKO Health, Inc.
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
  • PACE U.S.A.
  • PAREXEL International Corporation
  • Pembrooke Occupational Health, Inc.
  • Perrigo Company - Perrigo Nutritionals
  • Perrigo Company - Sergeants Pet Care
  • Perrigo Company (US)
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC
  • Philips North America - Healthcare
  • PRA Health Sciences, Inc.
  • Preventice Solutions, INC
  • Prime Therapeutics, LLC
  • Publicis Healthcare Solutions, Inc
  • PuraCap Pharmaceutical, LLC
  • Purdue Pharma L.P.
  • Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, Inc.
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Ricetec, Inc.
  • RTI International
  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Sandoz
  • Sanofi - Genzyme Corporation
  • Sanofi - Pasteur, Inc.
  • Sanofi US
  • Santhera Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc.
  • Sartorius Corporation
  • Sartorius Stedim North America
  • Seattle Genetics, Inc.
  • Servier Bio Innovation, LLC
  • Shionogi, Inc.
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Silarx Pharmaceuticals
  • Skysong Innovations, LLC
  • Smith & Nephew, Inc. - Advanced Surgical Devices
  • Smiths Medical, Inc.
  • Spark Therapeutics
  • Standing Stone, Inc.
  • 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 - Stryker Craniomaxillofacial (CMF)
  • Stryker Corporation - Sustainability Solutions
  • Stryker Corporation - Trauma and Extremities
  • Sun Pharmaceutical Holdings USA, Inc.
  • Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Surmodics, Inc.
  • Syneos Health, Inc.
  • Syngenta Corporation - Crop Protection, Inc.
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
  • Terumo Americas Holding, Inc
  • Terumo BCT, Inc.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical USA, Inc.
  • The Cooper Companies - CooperVision
  • The Scripps Research Institute
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • UCB, Inc.
  • United Therapeutics Corporation
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • University of California, Los Angeles Technology Development Group
  • Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC
  • US WorldMeds, LLC
  • Valent Biosciences LLC
  • Valent USA LLC
  • Value Plastics, Inc.
  • Value Plastics, Inc.
  • 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. - Synvasive Technology, Inc.
  • 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
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    • Sub TitleBuild an innovative talent strategy for the workforce of the future
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