US Compensation Policies & Practices

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With so much to keep up with in human resources, balancing the multifaceted demands of motivating top talent is complex, to say the least. Now more than ever it's important to look at your organization from a high level to determine overall shifts taking place in the workplace and to see how your compensation policies beyond base pay compare to your labor market competitors.

Strengthen your organization's compensation strategy with key inputs from the US Compensation Policies & Practices survey. Use the data to analyze your strategy by employee groups and revenue size across 13 industries. Enhance your compensation plan with critical policies and practices data from 535 companies across the country regarding key topics, such as:

  • Car policies
  • Overtime compensation
  • Paid time-off (PTO)
  • Performance management
  • Perquisites
  • Work arrangements
Are you ready to strengthen your compensation strategy?

Participation open: July

Results publish: December

This is a biennial survey. The next participation year and survey release is planned for 2024.

2022 results available

  • 535 organizations
  • USD 350 - 4,950
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Survey Statistics

  • # Organizations: 535

Based on data from the 2022 US Compensation Policies & Practices survey.

Data Collected

  • Business Continuity
  • Car Policies
  • Compensation Management
  • Continuing Education
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Harassment Policies
  • Hiring / Retention / Separation
  • Managing Multi-Generational Workforces
  • Maternity and Parental leave
  • On-call Pay
  • Overtime
  • Paid time-off (PTO)
  • Performance Management
  • Perquisites
  • Shift Premiums
  • Work arrangements

Data Analyzed

Industry— industry scope only available with detailed report.

  • Banking / Financial Services
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • Healthcare Services
  • High Tech
  • Insurance / Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other Non-Manufacturing
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Services (Non-Financial)
  • Transportation Equipment

Analyzed by:

  • Employee Groups
  • Revenue Size— revenue scope only available with detailed report.

This is a biennial survey featuring 2022 data. Survey results are available as a national report or you may select a detailed report, which includes data scoped by industry and revenue. Interested in policy and practice data within Canada? Check out the Canada Compensation Policies & Practices survey, to further enhance your compensation strategy.

Survey results are delivered in a published PDF format to your account under My Downloads.


Product Participant Non-Participant
2022 US Compensation Policies & Practices: National Report – Single Section USD 350 USD 1,050
2022 US Compensation Policies & Practices: National Report – 5 Section Bundle USD 775 USD 2,325
2022 US Compensation Policies & Practices: National Report – All Sections USD 1,100 USD 3,300
2022 US Compensation Policies & Practices: Detailed Report – Single Section USD 500 USD 1,500
2022 US Compensation Policies & Practices: Detailed Report – 5 Section Bundle USD 1,150 USD 3,450
2022 US Compensation Policies & Practices: Detailed Report – All Sections USD 1,650 USD 4,950

* Detailed Reports include National Data plus revenue, ownership, and industry scopes.

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  • Detailed Reports include National Data plus revenue, ownership, and industry scopes.
  • Individuals or companies using Mercer data for consulting services or commercial purposes are subject to different rates. Please call for more information.
  • 2022 results are now available for purchase and will be delivered upon survey release in early December.

Participating Companies

View a list of the participating companies included in the 2022 US Compensation Policies & Practices survey here.

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Sample Report

View a sample report of this compensation policy survey for a glimpse at what's included.

2022 survey participation

2022 survey participation is now closed. The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. Survey participation is open to all organizations and is not required to purchase results.

Key Dates:

  • Participation opens: June 1, 2022
  • Participation closes: July 15, 2022

Why should you participate?

  • Identify adjustments needed to reflect the new shape of work
  • Align to employees’ shifting wants and needs
  • Discover opportunities to address inequities within your workforce
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results

To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us.

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