US MBD: Corporate Services & Human Resources Survey

Elevate your HR team

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We’ve seen the HR function evolve over the past few years as companies have sought transformation while leveraging technology and prioritizing the employee experience. But that doesn’t mean traditional responsibilities like pay and benefits are becoming any less important; in fact, it’s just the opposite.

HR teams have become strategic partners for their business, which often requires new skills and adjusted responsibilities. That’s why a strong HR team has never been more important than now. As you look toward the future, make sure you have the right salary data for essential positions and emerging roles to establish a strong HR team to help drive business priorities forward and meet the needs of employees.

The Corporate Services & Human Resources Survey portion of the US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database includes compensation data collected for more than 1,400 positions from across the country. You can view data by position, industry, geography, and more.

Whether you’re looking to compare compensation levels for a family of jobs or benchmark individual jobs, this survey provides current, reliable information to make informed pay decisions for attracting and retaining the HR professionals you need today, to drive you into the future.

Access valuable pay data across several position families, such as:

  • Administration, Facilities & Secretarial
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Human Resources
  • Project/Program Management
  • Real Estate Management, Property Development & Investment

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.

Are you ready to create a high-performance HR team to drive you into the future?

Participation open: March - May

Results publish: August


2020 Results Available

  • 863 positions published
  • USD 1,425 – 3,600
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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 1,434
  • # Positions Published: 863
  • # Organizations: 2,874
  • # Observations: 713,931

Based on data from the 2020 US MBD: Corporate Services & Human Resources 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

  • Metropolitan
  • National
  • 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

  • Administration, Facilities & Secretarial
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Healthcare/Pharmacy Services
  • Hospitality (Food Service & Lodging)
  • Human Resources
  • Project/Program Management
  • Quality Management
  • Real Estate Management, Property Development & Investment

Position Sub-Families Analyzed

  • Administration & Secretarial
  • Business Process/Service Quality
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs Generalists
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs Leadership
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Employee Communications & Collaboration
  • Employee/Labor Relations & Diversity
  • Facilities Management & Planning
  • Facilities Refurbishment, Repair & Maintenance
  • Facilities/Grounds, Custodial, Cleaning & Laundry
  • Food & Beverage Preparation/Table Service
  • Food Planning & Development
  • General Business Project/Program Management
  • General Real Estate Management
  • Health & Wellness Services
  • Human Resources Generalists
  • Human Resources Leadership
  • Human Resources Operations
  • Library Services
  • Mobility
  • Non-Restaurant Food Service Provider Operations
  • Nursing Services
  • Payroll
  • Physician Services
  • Property Management
  • Property, Facilities & Asset Security
  • Quality Management Leadership
  • Real Estate Acquisition, Planning & Development
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management & Organization Development
  • Training & Development (Internal)
  • Transportation & Messenger Services

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

Data Submission Tools

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Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs. To participate, click the ‘Participate Online’ 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: Corporate Services & Human Resources Survey USD $1,500 USD $3,795

Pricing

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2020 US MBD: Corporate Services & Human Resources Survey USD 1,425 USD 3,600

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  • 2020 results are 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: Corporate Services & Human Resources 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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  • Short DescriptionLeverage salary data for HR positions to ensure market competitiveness.

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