Canada Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Restaurant Industry

Salary data to position your restaurant for the future

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A lot has changed and yet, making customers happy remains the priority for restaurants. Offering contact-less delivery, curbside pick up options, and online ordering and reservations, all require the right employees. And, with compensation budgets tight, you have to make sure your strategy supports your long-term goals. With the right market data, keep and attract top talent, so that your restaurant is ready for the future.

The restaurant module of the Canada Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey provides compensation and practices data across 89 restaurant industry jobs. Gauge how your talent strategy stacks up to the market with compensation data on base salary, full-time/part-time status, overtime pay eligibility, and much more. Enhance organizational strength with policies and practices data. Analyze the data by geographic location or subsector — fine dining, restaurant chains, quick service, and fast food — across the following position families:

  • Restaurant/Field operations
  • Restaurant management
  • Quality

Current, reliable data
In light of the economic and workforce changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercer conducted a “data refresh” in September to address any market movement that occurred after the initial survey participation period. You will receive the results of the refresh free with your purchase.

This added step to ensure you have access to the most current, reliable data means you can move forward confidently with your pay decisions knowing that your data accurately reflect the market.

Do you have the market data to rethink your compensation strategy?

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2020 results available

  • 5 positions published
  • CAD 1,175 – 3,525
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  • 2021 Survey Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • 2018 Participation
  • 2019 Participation

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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 89
  • # Positions Published: 5
  • # Organizations: 12
  • # Incumbents: 62,558

Based on data from the 2020 Canada Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Restaurant Industry. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base salary
  • Full-time/Part-time status
  • LTI eligibility and plan type
  • Number of restaurants managed
  • Overtime pay eligibility
  • Restaurant sales volume
  • Salary range
  • Scheduled hours per week
  • STI eligibility and amounts
  • Union status
  • Years in organization and years in position
  • Policies and Practices

  • Acting pay
  • Associate relocation
  • Benefit plan eligibility
  • Drug plan co-payments
  • Employee uniforms
  • HR staffing ratios
  • Maternity leave
  • On call and call-in pay
  • Overtime, shift operations
  • Recognition practices
  • Salary increases
  • Salary structures
  • Short-term disability
  • Sick days, vacation, holidays
  • Signing bonus
  • Telecommuting, flex hours
  • Turnover
  • Variable pay practices
  • Work hours
  • Data Analyzed

    Sub-sector
    • Fine dining
    • Quick service and fast food
    • Restaurant chains
    Geographic area
    • City
    • National
    • Regional/Provincial

    Position Families Analyzed

    • Quality
    • Restaurant management
    • Restaurant/Field operations

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    2021 Survey Participation

    Data Submission Tools

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    Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs. To participate, click the ‘participate now’ link above and follow the steps provided. Rest assured that the importance of your data security is not taken lightly at Mercer, so we take the utmost precautions to protect it.

    What's new in 2021

    Data for this survey will be collected through Mercer Data Connector, an innovative online platform created to simplify the participation process with easy data importing, real-time data validation, and more.

    Why should you participate?

    • Align your pay to the market.
    • Maximize your budget by making informed decisions to ensure you are not overpaying or underpaying.
    • Identify “hot jobs” and areas of focus for your company.
    • Secure a significant discount on survey results.
    • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events.

    2021 survey schedule

    • Participation opens: March 1
    • Participation closes: May 28
    • Results available: August

    Note: we will not extend participation past the close date. Please contact us to learn more about our participation services to ensure you meet the deadline.


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    • 2018 results now available.
    Please note:
    • Additional users may be added during checkout for CAD 220 each per module/survey.
    • Individuals or companies using Mercer data for consulting services or commercial purposes are subject to different rates. Please call for more information.
    • 2018 results will be available for purchase in August.

    Schedule

    • Participation open: March 1
    • Participation deadline: May 28
    • Date Effective: April 1
    • Results publish: August

    Please note: This survey is being discontinued in 2021.

    Explore retail industry solutions across Canada, to further enhance your compensation strategy. 

    Participating Companies

    • CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL, INC.
    • CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT LP
    • HOLT RENFREW & CO., LTD.
    • IKEA CANADA
    • LONGO BROTHERS FRUIT MARKETS, INC.
    • MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF CANADA LIMITED
    • NORDSTROM, INC.
    • RED LOBSTER CANADA INC.
    • SERVICE INSPIRED RESTAURANTS CORP.
    • SOBEYS, INC.
    • STARBUCKS COFFEE CANADA, INC.
    • WHOLE FOODS MARKET, INC.

    Position List & Sample Report

    Position List
    View the position list and descriptions included in this HR compensation survey to optimize your ongoing compensation and benchmarking efforts. 

    Sample Report
    View a sample report of this survey to see what’s included and learn how easy it is to streamline your salary benchmarking efforts.

    2018 Participation

    2018 survey participation opens soon! Participation for the 2018 Canada Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Restaurant Industry survey begins March 15. Please check back at that time to download your submission form. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is required to purchase results. As a survey participant you do receive key benefits:

    • A discount on survey results!
    • 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.
    • Customized reports that compare your company data to your peers to help you easily determine your market position.

    2019 Participation

    2019 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

    • A discount on survey results!
    • 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.
    • Ensure your data is included in the market results - easily determine your market position with customized reports that compare your company data to your peers.
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    • Sub TitleSalary data to position your restaurant for the future
    • Short DescriptionCompensation data to reward top talent.

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