Total Remuneration Surveys (TRS)

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The Mercer Total Remuneration Surveys (TRS) will provide you with comprehensive market data on compensation and benefits around the globe. The TRS results are published every year in more than 125 countries and can be accessed through our online platform, Mercer WIN®.

The primary focus of TRS is to provide market data for cross-industry jobs and industry specific data is also available through TRS industry supplements.

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Overview

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Why TRS

CONSISTENCY – The same methodologies are applied across our TRS in all countries, so you will have access to consistent data when analyzing the survey results within a country, region or even globally.

COVERAGE – TRS gives you access to more than 400 cross-industry jobs and is available in more than 125 countries covering the full remuneration package. Industry specific data is also available through TRS Industry Supplements.

RELIABILITY – Consistent participation each year which creates a solid representation of the market trends.

VERSATILITY – Through Mercer WIN® you can analyze the survey results according to your needs and conduct “what if” analysis to instantly measure your competitiveness against the market.


What You Receive

ONLINE ACCESS – The survey results are delivered through Mercer WIN® which allows you to create custom views, analyze data across markets simultaneously, create unlimited peer groups, refine the market, compare your data vs. the market*, combine jobs, export to Excel, and much more!

SURVEY OVERVIEW – An overview of the market pay trends relative to the prior year as well as a summary of the economic, political and labor trends in the country.

POLICY & PRACTICE REPORT – A summary of organizations’ remuneration policies, which includes salary budget forecasts, compensation mix by employee groups, short-term and long-term incentive practices, as well as benefits.

ACTUAL MARKET DATA – Market analysis by job including all remuneration values, helping you determine which jobs are more competitive within the market.

MARKET REGRESSION AND RELATED POSITION CLASS REPORT – Market analysis by position class (Mercer’s International Position Evaluation (IPE) methodology for job evaluation) for each of the major components of total remuneration.

*(only available for participants)

Access TRS Results

With the objective of having a robust database that provides an accurate reference of the market trends, organizations are asked to participate in the TRS by providing their remuneration data and in return they receive a preferential price (or participant price) which is significantly lower than the non-participant price.

Survey results may be purchased by organizations that do not submit data to the survey as well. The non-participant price will apply.

To produce a survey with high quality data, participating organizations are expected to:

Submit data according to the survey schedule.

Provide information for all compensation items collected (i.e.Base Salary, Guaranteed Payments, Short-Term Incentives, Long-Term Incentives and Benefits).

Report all policies applicable to the incumbents included in the survey.

Report a representative sample of the jobs in the organization, which means providing: (i) Jobs in all families (ii) Jobs in all levels of the organization (from Executive to Para-professional levels).

Respond to all the questions included in the Data Collection Kit (DCK).

Provide a good job match for the jobs submitted to the survey (when there is at least an 80% match between the organization’s job vs. the benchmark job description).

Report remuneration information by incumbent (not averages, midpoints, highs/lows, etc.).

Product Details

TRS Job Families

Mercer TRS covers more than 400 cross-industry jobs, from executives to para-professional level, in the following job families:

  • Administration
  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • Contact Center
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Project engineering
  • Quality
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Research and development
  • Sales and marketing
  • Supply and logistics

Remuneration Elements Analyzed

Mercer's Total Remuneration Survey is made up of five components providing a complete picture of total remuneration data.

  1. BASE SALARY: Annual base salary (Monthly base salary times the number of months guaranteed)
  2. TOTAL GUARANTEED CASH COMPENSATION: Base salary plus the annualized value of guaranteed allowances
  3. TOTAL CASH COMPENSATION: Total guaranteed cash compensation plus annualized value of short-term incentive, sales incentive, profit sharing or other incentive awards
  4. TOTAL DIRECT COMPENSATION: Total cash compensation plus the annualized value of any long-term incentive awards, valued using Black-Scholes methodology for appreciation-based awards
  5. TOTAL REMUNERATION: Total direct compensation plus the annualized value of benefits

Pricing

Pricing varies by country and by an organization’s participation status (did or did not submit data for the survey). View available countries and pricing.

Purchase Individual Countries

To purchase TRS in one or more countries, you can place an order on the buy now tab. Select your participation status (Participant or Non-participant) and then select the region and the countries that you would like to purchase. It’s that easy!

Purchase Multiple Countries

If you would like to purchase TRS in multiple countries, we suggest contacting a Mercer representative to take advantage of a TRS Membership which will give you access to:

  • Preferential pricing. Choose to get access to the entire global database or a flexible package based on the countries you select.
  • A dedicated membership relationship manager.
  • Personalized implementation, project management and training.

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