Retail Industry Survey

Provides retail companies with current and comprehensive remuneration data on a selection of industry specific positions.

2018 Retail Industry Survey SKU_8582
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Delivery on Mercer WIN®
  • Survey Schedule
  • Countries Covered
  • Pricing and Contact Information


Retail Industry Survey overview infographic showing how data was collected on 50 industry jobs across 11 European markets

Product Details

Jobs Surveyed

Remuneration data is collected for industry specific benchmarks in the following specialisations:

  • Head of Retail Store Operations
  • Multi-Store Management
  • Single Store Management
  • Store Department Management
  • Grocery Management
  • Supermarket Department Management
  • Store Shift Management
  • In-Store Sales
  • In-Store Customer Service/Front End Management
  • In-Store Product Returns
  • Butchering/Meat Cutting
  • Baker
  • Cake Decoration
  • Merchandise Stocking
  • Supermarket Department Stocking
  • Duty Free & Travel Retail
  • Key Customer Management
  • Head of Store Planning, Design & Construction
  • Store Planning & Design
  • Store Development/Set-Up
  • Store Space Management
  • Head of Store Construction
  • Store Construction Operations
  • Head of Facilities & Maintenance
  • Store Shop Fitting
  • Franchising Leadership
  • Franchise Development Operations
  • Brand Licensing Strategy & Operations
  • E-Commerce Strategy & Planning
  • Product Design
  • General Digital/Internet Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • E-Commerce/Online Shopping Marketing
  • Web Content Marketing
  • Advertising & Sales Promotion
  • Media/Special Events
  • Category Management
  • Category Planning
  • Buyer
  • Merchandising
  • E-Commerce Merchandising
  • Merchandise Planning & Allocation
  • Merchandise Demand Forecasting
  • Merchandise Inventory Control
  • E-Commerce Fulfillment Center Management
  • Returns Processing
  • E-Commerce Web Operations
  • E-Commerce & Internet/Digital Marketing Technology
  • Head of Computer Operations & Data Processing
  • Point of Sale Systems Administration & Data Processing
  • Point of Sale/Inventory Systems Technical Training & Support
  • Tailoring
  • Handbag Repair
  • Jewelry Repair
  • Watch Repair
  • Field Training Instruction
  • Regional Talent Development
  • Multiple Retail Training & Development Specializations
  • Fabric Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Visual Merchandising Graphic Design
  • Marketing & Advertising Photography
  • Brand Marketing Art/Creative
  • Digital/E-Commerce Creative
  • Product Modelling
  • Visual Merchandising: Corporate
  • Visual Merchandising: Field Store
  • Leasing/Marketing Management
  • Leasing Negotiation/Renewal
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Registered Staff Pharmacist
  • Multiple Pharmacy Services Specializations
  • Optometrist
  • Risk Adjustment
  • Corporate Financial Control: Inventory Accounting
  • Financial Control & Reporting: Store
  • Store Accounting Clerk
  • Field Audit
  • Store Health & Safety
  • Head of Loss Prevention/Asset Protection
  • Loss Prevention/Asset Protection Management
  • Corporate Loss Prevention
  • Store Loss Prevention/Asset Protection

Data Collected

Monthly base salary times the number of months paid
Base salary plus guaranteed allowances
Total guaranteed cash compensation plus short-term incentive, sales incentive, profit sharing or other incentive awards
Total cash compensation plus long-term incentive awards, valued using Black-Scholes methodology for appreciation-based awards
Total direct compensation plus benefits and perquisites

Delivery on Mercer WIN®

Mercer Workforce Intelligence Network® (Mercer WIN) is a single-point access to Mercer's unparalleled survey data and analytics. WIN represents the most comprehensive and intuitive tool available. Specifically, Mercer WIN allows:

  • Simultaneous access to markets and surveys around the world
  • Access to standard TRS reports and the advanced functionalities for relevant individual comparisons by title, level, industries, markets. Aging and currency normalization are available too
  • Production of customized charts, graphs and reports at the click of a button

Mercer WIN's built-in reporting and analytic capabilities let you quickly and easily turn information into true intelligence about your organisation's remuneration practices. Using this sophisticated yet surprisingly simple tool, you can explore, interpret and formulate insights on important human capital decisions and investments.

Survey Schedule

Bulgaria 1-Apr-21 11-Jun-21 3-Sep-21
Denmark 1-Mar-21 11-Jun-21 8-Sep-21
France 1-Mar-21 10-Jun-21 28-Sep-21
Germany 1-Mar-21 24-May-21 20-Sep-21
Greece 1-Mar-21 31-May-21 27-Aug-21
Italy 1-Mar-21 8-Jun-21 23-Sep-21
Netherlands 1-Mar-21 28-May-21 9-Sep-21
Poland 1-Mar-21 7-May-21 23-Aug-21
Romania 1-Apr-21 24-May-21 27-Aug-21
Russia 1-Mar-21 21-May-21 24-Aug-21
Serbia 1-Apr-21 28-May-21 25-Aug-21
Spain 1-Mar-21 24-Jun-21 24-Sep-21
Sweden 1-Apr-21 9-Aug-21 27-Oct-21
Switzerland 1-Mar-21 18-May-21 2-Sep-21
Turkey 1-Mar-21 18-Jun-21 24-Sep-21
United Kingdom 1-Mar-21 21-May-21 14-Sep-21

Countries Covered

The survey is conducted in the following countries:

Bulgaria Denmark France Germany
Greece Italy Netherlands Poland
Romania Russia Serbia Spain
Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom

Pricing and Contact Information

For information on pricing, please see Mercer’s Industry Supplements. For further details, please contact your local country consultant or Monika Todor (

  • Sub TitleProvides retail companies with current and comprehensive remuneration data on a selection of industry specific positions.
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  • Short DescriptionThe survey provides retail companies with current and comprehensive remuneration data on a selection of industry specific positions.
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