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US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database

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The US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database is the premier general industry database for evaluating and creating competitive compensation plans.

Salary benchmarking enables you to determine your competitive market situation with your positions. Keep your top performers motivated and reduce turnover. Attract the talent you need to grow your business. The US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database covers 1,400 positions with data derived from over 2.2 million employees in more than 3,000 organizations.

MBD allows you to experience the flexibility of choice. Focus only on the functions you need the most by purchasing individual modules, or experience the full depth of the entire database as a subscriber. By combining these salary surveys into a single online tool release, you have the ability to:

  • Blend positions
  • Create and/or run a single report template across positions
  • Compare your organization's data to market data across survey modules
  • Export results from a wide array of positions at one time

What’s new in 2016?

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122 new positions have been added, including:

  • 11 Engineering
  • 20 IT
  • 19 Executive
  • 13 Finance, Accounting, and Legal
  • 6 HR
  • 20 Logistics and Supply Chain
  • 18 Manufacturing
  • 17 Metropolitan
  • 32 Sales, Marketing, and Communications
  • Individual module market views that will now be available in Mercer WIN® when you purchase the full MBD.
  • The questionnaire and order form have been enhanced for increased clarity, ease of use, and intuitiveness, including reporting tips in the questionnaire for industry classifications.

Interested in Canadian compensation data as well? Visit our Canada MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database page.


Purchase the Mercer Benchmark Database as a single cross-functional system or by these individual modules.


Number of Organizations

Number of Incumbents

Engineering and Design

1,513 148,645


2,495 71,900

Finance, Accounting, and Legal

2,433 170,769

Human Resources

2,281 97,702

Mercer/Gartner Information Technology Survey

2,243 353,430

Logistics and Supply Chain

1,824 242,142



Sales, Marketing, and Communications


Metropolitan Benchmark

2,697 1,468,943

Participants in US MBD also qualify for participant pricing in these surveys:

US MBD: Long-term Incentive and Equity Compensation Survey
US MBD: Short-term Incentive Report
US MBD: Job Title Report

Career Streams Analyzed
  • Executive
  • Management
  • Professional
  • Para-Professional
    Survey Schedule
  • Participation: Jan – Mar
  • Date Effective: Mar 1
  • Report Available: July

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