US MBD: Finance, Accounting, and Legal Survey

Critical data for essential positions

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Finance, accounting, and legal teams are an essential part of any company. To get the talent you need, you’re competing with companies from all industries and sizes. Paying competitively is key 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 salary data for over 1,000 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 market data.

Participation open: March - May

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: August

2021 Results Available

  • 1,027 positions published
  • USD 1,500 – 3,795
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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 1,643
  • # Positions Published: 1,027
  • # Organizations: 2,887
  • # Observations: 468,010

Based on data from the 2021 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

Career Streams 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)

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.


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Participating Companies

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Position List & Sample Report

Position List

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Sample Report

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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 March 1, 2022
  • Participation closes May 6, 2022

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
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events

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

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  • Sub TitleCritical data for essential positions
  • Short DescriptionSalary data for finance, accounting & legal positions common across industries.

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