National Municipal Compensation Survey

Evaluate your talent strategy with ease

Canada National Municipal Compensation Survey SKU_627

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Understanding pay levels for the positions you need in your municipality is critical for securing current and future employees.

Gain the insights you need to attract and retain the top talent with the National Municipal Compensation Survey. Design competitive compensation plans with data collected for approximately 240 jobs from municipal organizations across Canada. Harness this data to analyze your compensation strategy across geographic location, municipal size, and position families. Data collected includes:

  • Allowances
  • Job rates
  • Performance pay
  • Policies and practices
  • And more
Are you ready for a competitive talent strategy?

Participation open: May – June

Results publish: September

2020 results available September

  • 240 positions (approximation)
  • CAD 2,500 – 9,000
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Product Details

Survey statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 243
  • # Positions Published: To be announced
  • # Organizations: To be announced
  • # Observations: To be announced

Data collected

  • Allowances
  • Full-time job rates
  • Hours of work
  • Job rates
  • Market premiums
  • Overtime eligibility
  • Part-time job rates
  • Performance pay
  • Policies and practices

Data analyzed

Geographic Area

  • National
  • Province
  • Regional


  • Number of employees
  • Operating budget
  • Population

Position families analyzed

  • Community services
  • Corporate services
  • Development services
  • Emergency services
  • Municipality administration
  • Public works

This survey, alongside its counterpart, the Ontario Municipal Compensation Survey (OMCS) is available in both French and English. The survey will complement the existing OMCS survey, until the two surveys merge together in 2021.

Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.


  • Participation Opens: May 4
  • Participation Deadline: June 22
  • Date Effective: June 1
  • Report Available: September
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  • Sub TitleEvaluate your talent strategy with ease
  • Short DescriptionData collected for approximately 240 jobs from municipal organizations across Canada.