US MBD: Engineering & Design Survey

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Engineering professionals harness bold ambition and ingenuity to shape the modern world in which we all live. They also play an important role in driving business forward and maintaining competitive advantage — something we need now, more than ever. Increased demand for digitization, pressure to implement broader technological advancements, global competition, and an aging workforce are creating new challenges for companies as they work to secure talent for these important roles.

The Engineering & Design Survey portion of the US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database equips you with the latest, reliable data to make informed salary decisions for the engineering roles you have today and the ones you need tomorrow. The survey includes regional and national salary data from more than 1,600 companies allowing you to compare your compensation strategy to the market for base pay and short- and long-term incentives.

With talent becoming ever more agile and interchangeable, use this survey to understand pay practices of companies representing a range of industries, including:

  • Banking/financial services
  • Chemicals
  • Energy
  • High-tech
  • Life sciences
  • And many more

Current, reliable data
In light of the economic and workforce changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercer conducted a “data refresh” in July 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 reflects the market.

Equip your company with dependable data to inform your compensation strategy.

Participation open: March - May

Results publish: August


2020 Results Available

  • 481 positions published
  • USD 1,375 – 3,600
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Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 942
  • # Positions Published: 481
  • # Organizations: 1,643
  • # Observations: 261,823

Based on data from the 2020 US MBD: Engineering & Design Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • FLSA Status
  • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Organization Data
  • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts
  • Years in Organization
  • Years in Position

Data Analyzed

Industry

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

Geographic Area

  • National
  • Metropolitan
  • Regional

Organization Size

  • Assets
  • Gross Premiums
  • Net Revenue
  • Net Sales Revenue
  • Operating Expenses/Budget
  • Number of Employees

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

Position Families Analyzed

  • Engineering & Science

Position Sub-Families Analyzed

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Design Services
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Engineering Technologists/Technical Professionals
  • Joint Engineering & Science Technical Leadership
  • Science
  • Science Research & Quality Laboratory Services
  • Technical Product Development/Research Operations

This survey is powered by Mercer Job Library. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details. Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN® , giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.

2021 Survey Participation

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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 14
  • 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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Attend a participation webinar or watch a recording to better understand the submission process and the survey data that is collected.

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2021 survey pricing

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US MBD: Engineering & Design Survey USD $2,300 USD $6,025
 

Pricing

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2020 US MBD: Engineering & Design Survey USD 1,375 USD 3,600

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  • 2020 results are now available for purchase and will be delivered upon survey release (mid-August).

 

Survey Schedule

  • Participation open: March 1
  • Participation deadline: May 14
  • Date Effective: March 1
  • Results publish: August

Participating Companies

View a list of the participating companies included in the 2020 US MBD: Engineering & Design Survey here.

Position List & Sample Report

Position List

View the position list and descriptions included in this survey.

Sample Report

View a sample report of this survey for a glimpse at what’s included.

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