US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report

Motivate your employees to grow with your organization

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Long-term incentive (LTI) plans are essential for motivating your top talent to remain loyal to your company. These plans can help your organization achieve its strategic objectives by keeping employees highly invested in their careers.

The US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report allows you to benchmark your LTI rewards strategy against more than 3,200 organizations from 14 different industries. Further analyze the data by company size, ownership type, organization type, and career streams. You can benchmark your LTI plan by:

  • Long-term incentive as percent of base salary
  • Percent eligible for long-term incentive
  • Total cash compensation
  • Total direct compensation
  • And more
Have your employees bought in to long-term company growth?

Participation open: March - May

Results publish: September

2021 Results Available

  • 3,271 organizations
  • USD 3,000 – 13,440
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Survey Statistics

  • # Organizations: 3,271
  • # Observations: 4,884,231

Based on data from the 2021 US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report

Data Collected

  • Assets
  • Base Salary
  • Gross Premiums (for insurance companies)
  • Long-term Incentive as Percent of Base Salary
  • Long-term Incentive - Receiving
  • Net Revenue (Healthcare Organizations only)
  • Net Sale Revenue
  • Number of Employees (Full-time Equivalents)
  • Operating Expenses/Budget
  • Percent Eligible for Long-Term Incentive
  • Total Cash Compensation (Actual)
  • Total Direct Compensation (Actual) - Receivers
  • Total Direct Compensation (Target) - Receivers

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

  • National

Organization Type

  • Division
  • Multi-Profit Centre (Group)
  • Parent Company/Independent Company/Corporate
  • Subsidiary

Ownership Type

  • Government and Broader Public Sector (including Crown Corporations)
  • Joint Venture
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Publicly Traded on a Stock Exchange
  • Privately Owned Organization

Organization Size

  • Assets
  • Gross Premiums
  • Market Capitalization
  • Net Revenue (Healthcare Organizations Only)
  • Net Sales Revenue
  • Operating Expenses/Budget
  • Total FTE's (Full-Time Equivalents)

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

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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2021 US MBD: Long-Term Incentive and Equity Report – LTI only USD 3,000 USD 8,700
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Survey Schedule

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

Participating Companies

View a list of the participating companies included in this report here.

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Long-term incentives are considered a standard piece of the rewards package and key drivers of engagement for many employers and employees. However, selecting the right performance metrics and determining how outcomes lead to payout are critical to ensuring this vehicle is able to drive home alignment to the company’s overall success. Read through the helpful tips and considerations shared by Ryan Cameron, one of Mercer’s incentive design experts to find out if your LTI plan is in need of a tune-up.

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Sample report

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