US Mercer SIRS® – Survey Suite

Accurate, Reliable Compensation Data


Mercer SIRS Survey Suite image

Whether you are competing in new spaces for talent, trying to establish fair pay for your employees, or making market adjustments to protect your workforce, salary data that will help you get pay right is essential to attracting and keeping the right people during a time of change.

The US Mercer Strategic Industry Rewards Solutions (SIRS®) Survey Suite provides the tools necessary to rejuvenate your talent strategy. Analyze your positions across 24 industry-specific and cross-industry job families. Apply the data in these surveys — from base pay and total cash compensation, to FLSA status and job titles — to learn exactly how to shape your rewards strategy. Benchmark your compensation offerings against all organizations, or narrow the data by:

  • Industry
  • Geographic location
  • Career streams (executive, management, professional, para-professional)

These compensation metrics are available within five survey modules and concise, standard reports to ensure that you have the vital market data for the position(s) you need.

Ready to successfully position your organization during this time of change?

Survey Details At a Glance

The SIRS Survey Suite includes the following survey modules:

Survey Modules # of Positions # of Organizations
Benchmark - 561 1,506
Airline 246 21
Consumer Products 808 82
High Technology - STEM 2,085 235
Life Sciences 2,456 301
Medical Device Sales 47 123
Executive 123 230
Puerto Rico Life Sciences 184 39
Sales Policies & Practices 72 131
Additional SIRS Reports
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Survey Schedule
  • 2018 Participation

Overview

Conducted for over 50 years, the SIRS Survey Suite incorporates key elements you need to develop and sustain a sound compensation strategy. This survey uses a 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

Data Collected

  • Base Salary
  • FLSA Status
  • Job Titles
  • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Organization Data
  • Salary Range and Grade
  • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts
  • Total Cash Compensation

Data Analyzed

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan Area
  • National
  • Regional

Industries

  • Airline & Transportation
  • Consumer Products
  • High Technology
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Electronics
    • Energy (includes clean energy)
    • Manufacturing
    • Research and Development
    • Systems
    • Technical Services
  • Life Sciences
    • Agricultural
    • Animal Health
    • Biotechnology
    • Contract Healthcare Services
    • Medical Devices
    • Pharmaceutical

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
  • Material & Distribution
  • Procurement
  • Product Support
  • Sales
  • Security
  • Strategy & Planning

Industry Specific Job Families

  • Airline Operations
  • Airport Operations
  • Engineering & Sciences
  • Engineering & Sciences Support
  • Flight
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality

Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: March 2
  • Participation Deadline: Varies by survey
  • Date Effective: April 1
  • Report Available: August

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.
  • Sub TitleAccurate, Reliable Compensation Data
  • Ordering TypePDF
  • IsOrderingSetNo
  • AdministrativeFees20
  • Compensation GridShow
  • Short DescriptionAirline & Transportation, Consumer Products, High Tech & Life Sciences salary data.
  • RegionUS