US MBD: Finance, Accounting, and Legal Survey

Critical data for essential positions

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Finance, accounting, and legal teams are essential to any company, making the competitive talent market across industries especially tight. Knowing what the market is offering and paying competitively is crucial for securing, motivating, and keeping your key employees. Having current, reliable market data is necessary for setting pay at the right level.

The Finance, Accounting & Legal Survey segment of the US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database includes total compensation salary data for more than 1,200 positions to help guide your compensation planning for roles across four main career streams:

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-professional
  • Professional
Gain confidence in your pay strategy with relevant, timely compensation data.

Participation open: March – April

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: August

2023 Results Available

  • 1,209 positions published
  • USD 1,775 – 4,505
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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 1,707
  • # Positions Published: 1,209
  • # Organizations: 3,021
  • # Observations: 665,180

Based on data from the 2023 US MBD: Finance, Accounting, and Legal 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


  • 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

  • Metropolitan
  • National
  • Regional

Organization Size

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

Position Families Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

Position Families Analyzed

  • Communications & Corporate Affairs
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing, & Business Intelligence
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Insurance
  • Legal, Compliance & Audit
  • Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers

Position Sub-Families Analyzed

  • Communications & Corporate Affairs Leadership
  • Investor Relations
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing, & Business Intelligence Management
  • Data Analytics & Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Finance & Accounting Leadership
  • Finance Generalists
  • Financial Control
  • Management Accounting
  • Accounting
  • Tax
  • Treasury
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Credit & Collections
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Underwriting & Loss Control
  • Claims Services
  • Corporate Compliance & Legal Leadership
  • Legal & Compliance Management
  • Legal
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Internal Audit
  • Fraud Detection & Prevention
  • Compliance
  • Environmental and Employee Health & Safety
  • Finance & Accounting (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Data Management, Processing & Analytics (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Banking & Finance (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)

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Participating Companies

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Position List

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2023 Survey Participation

2023 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 March 1, 2023
  • Participation closes May 4, 2023

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
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events

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