Global Compensation Planning

Easily understand the economic climate and salary increase market trends to optimize your compensation planning.

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Talent scarcity, new ways of working, and growing competition are making it increasingly critical that HR retain top performers while also attracting outside talent. Plan with confidence, using robust compensation data and insights from the Mercer Global Compensation Planning Report.

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Optimize your compensation strategy

Gain insight into salary increase budgets and economic data from the previous, current and upcoming years to ensure that your budgets remain on trend, no matter where you operate. Whether you’re creating a new salary structure or determining how your budgets compare with your competitors, take a more surgical approach using data for more than 140 markets.

Robust budget planning information

  • GDP, inflation and unemployment rates
  • Salary review frequency and salary increase effective date
  • Actual, budgeted or forecasted salary increase figures
  • Percentage of companies reporting zero salary increase (salary freezes) 
  • Mandatory pay increase schemes
  • Promotional salary increases

Published: October 2021 (Online/Excel); October 2021 (PDF)

Next release: January 2022

File format(s): Online, PDF, Excel

USD 600 to 3,600

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The global online option is updated quarterly and includes access to all markets in an easy to use, online format, as well as downloadable Excel files and PDFs!

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Online options Price
Global online USD 3,000
Global online industry - choose from: Consumer goods, Energy, High tech, Life Sciences, or Manufacturing USD 3,600

Excel options Price
Global Excel USD 1,600
Global Excel industry USD 2,000

PDF options publish in October
2021 edition – currently available

Global PDF USD 1,800
Regional PDF - choose from: Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, or Middle East & Africa USD 900
United States PDF USD 600

An online subscription includes 12 months' access for up to 5 users; including access to Excel download files, PDF reports, and all updates during that period. Data are updated four times per year (end of January, April, July and October) for available markets. Additional users may be added for a fee.

Each online industry option includes access to market data from the Global Online option, plus all available market data for the selected industry.

Global Excel reports release four times per year: end of January, April, July and October. Price is for a single release.

Global Excel | Industry includes market-level data for up to 14 industries, provided minimum sample size thresholds are met.

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Available markets


  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Mexico-Bajio
  • Mexico-Monterrey-Saltillo
  • Mexico-Reynosa
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States
  • Uruguay

Asia Pacific

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China-Beijing
  • China-Changsha
  • China-Changzhou
  • China-Chengdu
  • China-Chongqing
  • China-Dalian
  • China-Guangdong
  • China-Hangzhou-Ningbo
  • China-Hefei-Wuhu
  • China-Nanjing
  • China-Qingdao
  • China-Shanghai
  • China-Shenyang-Changchun
  • China-Suzhou
  • China-Tianjin
  • China-Wuhan
  • China-Wuxi
  • China-Xiamen-Fuzhou
  • China-Xian
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
    • Mongolia*
    • Myanmar
    • New Zealand
    • Pakistan
    • Philippines
    • Singapore
    • South Korea
    • Sri Lanka
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam


    • Albania*
    • Armenia
    • Austria
    • Azerbaijan
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Bulgaria
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland*
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro*
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Serbia
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Kingdom
    • Uzbekistan

    Middle East and Africa

    • Algeria
    • Angola
    • Bahrain
    • Botswana
    • Cameroon
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Egypt
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Iraq
    • Israel
    • Ivory Coast
    • Jordan
    • Kenya
    • Kuwait
    • Lebanon
    • Libya*
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Mauritius
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Nigeria
    • Oman
    • Qatar
    • Rwanda
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Senegal
    • South Africa
    • Tanzania
    • Tunisia
    • Uganda
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Yemen
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    *Data are available via GCPR Online only.

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    • Sub TitleEasily understand the economic climate and salary increase market trends to optimize your compensation planning.
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