US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark Survey

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Although salary increases may have slowed given current conditions, evaluating your rewards strategy and comparing your employee’s pay to the market is still critical to ensure you are allocating resources appropriately. Understand pay levels for the positions in your region to secure the talent your organization needs in all markets across the country.

The Metropolitan Benchmark Survey portion of the US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database contains data for more than 3,100 positions in 19 different job families from 3,165 organizations. This data shows you exactly how much you should be paying your employees based on their position and your company’s compensation philosophy. Use this survey as part of your salary benchmarking tools, to get the compensation data you need for your specific region(s), such as:

  • North Central Region
  • Northeast Region
  • South Central Region
  • Southeast Region
  • West Coast Region

 

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Participation open: March - May

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: August


2021 Results Available

  • 3,196 positions published
  • USD 1,100 – 2,200
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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 5,056
  • # Positions Published: 3,196
  • # Organizations: 3,165
  • # Observations: 4,158,048

Based on data from the 2021 US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark 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

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

Data Analyzed

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan Area
  • Regional

Organization Size

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

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

Position Families Analyzed

  • Administration, Facilities & Secretarial
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs
  • Creative & Design
  • Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing, & Business Intelligence
  • Engineering & Science
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Healthcare/Pharmacy Services
  • Hospitality (Food Service & Lodging)
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • IT, Telecom & Internet
  • Legal, Compliance & Audit
  • Media
  • Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers
  • Project/Program Management
  • Production & Skilled Trades
  • Quality Management
  • Real Estate Management, Property Development & Investment
  • Retail
  • Supply Chain
  • Sales, Marketing & Product Management
  • Transportation Services

Position Sub-Families Analyzed

  • Account & Client Management
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Administration & Secretarial
  • Advertising & Marketing Communications
  • Advertising Creative, Design & Production
  • Air Transportation
  • Architecture & Interior/Landscape Design
  • Back-End Transaction/Data Processing
  • Banking & Finance (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Business Process/Service Quality
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Claims Services
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs Generalists
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Compliance
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Credit & Collections
  • Customer Relationship Management, Issue Resolution & Account Activation
  • Customer Service
  • Data Analytics & Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Data Management, Processing & Analytics (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Employee Communications & Collaboration
  • Employee/Labor Relations & Diversity
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Design Services
  • Engineering Technologists & Technicians
  • Environmental and Employee Health & Safety
  • Facilities Management & Planning
  • Facilities Refurbishment, Repair & Maintenance
  • Facilities/Grounds, Custodial, Cleaning & Laundry
  • Field Sales & Account Management
  • Finance & Accounting (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Finance Generalists
  • Financial Control
  • Food & Beverage Preparation/Table Service
  • Food Planning & Development
  • Fraud Detection & Prevention
  • General Business Project/Program Management
  • General Business Quality Management
  • General Real Estate Management
  • General Transportation Services
  • Heavy Equipment & Construction Trades
  • Human Resources (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Human Resources Generalists
  • Human Resources Operations
  • Import/Export & Customs Operations
  • Information Systems Administration & Reporting
  • Information Systems Architecture
  • Information Systems Operations & Production Control
  • Internal Audit
  • Internal Data Engineering & Warehousing
  • Investor Relations
  • IT Applications Development
  • IT Business Systems Analysts
  • IT Consulting
  • IT Infrastructure & Applications (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • IT Infrastructure & Systems Administration
  • IT Security
  • IT Systems Configuration & Programming
  • IT User Support
  • IT, Telecom & Internet Generalists
  • Legal
  • Library Services
  • Logistics
  • Machine Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Manufacturing Production, Processing & Assembly
  • Manufacturing/Product Quality
  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Marketing Generalists
  • Media Advertising Operations
  • Media/Communications Creative & Design
  • Merchandising
  • Mobility
  • Non-Restaurant Food Service Provider Operations
  • Nursing Services
  • Payroll
  • Personal Care Services
  • Physician Services
  • Procurement
  • Product Creative/Industrial Design
  • Product Marketing & Management
  • Production Planning & Control
  • Property Management
  • Property, Facilities & Asset Security
  • Real Estate Acquisition, Planning & Development
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Repair & Maintenance Trades
  • Restaurant & Hotel/Resort Operations
  • Risk Management
  • Road Transportation
  • Safety Services
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Sales Operations/Administration
  • Sales Training
  • Science
  • Science Research & Quality Laboratory Services
  • Science Technical Research
  • Software Product Engineering
  • Supplier Quality
  • Supply Chain & Logistics (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Supply Chain Planning & Operations
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management & Organization Development
  • Tax
  • Technical Product Development/Research Operations
  • Technical Project/Program Management
  • Telecommunications Network Planning, Operations & Site Acquisition
  • Training & Development (Internal)
  • Treasury
  • Underwriting & Loss Control
  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Web/New Media Creative & User Interface Design

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.

Pricing

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2021 US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark Survey – North Central Region USD 1,100 USD 2,365
2021 US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark Survey – North East Region USD 1,100 USD 2,365
2021 US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark Survey – South Central Region USD 1,100 USD 2,365
2021 US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark Survey – South East Region USD 1,100 USD 2,365
2021 US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark Survey – West Coast Region USD 1,100 USD 2,365

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Position List & Sample Report

Position List

View the position list and descriptions included in this metropolitan survey.

Sample Report

View a sample report of this metro benchmark survey for a glimpse at what’s included.

Regions

regional breakdown of US MBD: Metropolitan Benchmark Survey

North

Iowa
Illinois
*Indiana
Kansas
*Kentucky
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
North Dakota
Nebraska
*Ohio
South Dakota
*West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Northeast

Connecticut
Delaware
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont
*Virginia
*West Virginia
Washington, D.C.

Southeast

Alabama
*Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
*Indiana
*Kentucky
Mississippi
North Carolina
*Ohio
South Carolina
Tennessee
*Virginia
*West Virginia

South Central

*Arkansas
*Arizona
Colorado
Louisiana
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Texas
Utah

West Coast

Alaska
*Arizona
California
Hawaii
Idaho
Oregon
Nevada
Washington

*State is split between regions

View a breakdown of the five geographical regions available in the US MBD Metropolitan Benchmark Survey here.

Participating Companies

Use the data within this survey to salary benchmark your positions against your peers. View a list of the participating companies included in the survey here.

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