US New Graduate and Generation Z Compensation Survey

Data to attract your workforce of the future

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Whether it’s hiring new graduates or figuring out perks that Generation Z finds the most valuable, recruitment and retention can be challenging in today’s tight labor market. To gain the upper-hand, you need in-depth insights on how to competitively compensate the next wave of talent entering the workforce

Make strategic HR decisions, with regards to young talent, using the US New Graduate and Generation Z Compensation Survey. Get your starting pay right, with compensation data across nine degree types and 15 discipline types. Gain valuable insights into the top recruitment and compensation trends with data from 81 organizations from across the country. Evaluate your talent strategy by comparing:

  • New graduate salaries
  • Hourly rates for co-op students
  • Intern pay rates
  • Tuition reimbursement or assistance for co-op students and summer interns
Do you have the data necessary to better position your workforce for the future?

Participation open: June – July

Results publish: October


2020 Results Available

  • 81 organizations
  • USD 650 – 1,950
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Survey Statistics

  • # Organizations: 81

Based on data from the 2020 US New Graduate and Generation Z Compensation Survey

Data Collected

  • Annual starting salaries for new graduates
  • Hourly rates for co-op students
  • Hourly rates for summer interns
  • Tuition reimbursement or assistance for co-op students and summer interns

Data Analyzed

Types of Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)/Bachelor in Commerce (BCom)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng/BSc Eng)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS/BSc)
  • Community College Diploma/Associates Degree
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science (MSc)

Region

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

Discipline

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Business/Finance
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics

Position Families Analyzed

  • Co-op students
  • New graduates
  • Summer interns

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  • 2020 results now available.

Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: June 15
  • Participation Deadline: July 17
  • Report Available: October

Participating Companies

View a list of the participating companies included in the 2020 US New Graduate and Generation Z Compensation Survey here.

2021 Survey Participation

2021 survey participation opens soon! 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 with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results.

Why should you participate?

  • A discount on survey results! Survey participants lock-in preferred pricing with data submission.
  • Receive an exclusive invitation to survey events, including results webinars and meetings where Mercer consultants will review the results and identify market trends and factors. You'll also be able to ask questions directly related to your organization.
  • Ensure your data is included in the market results - easily see the go-forward state and determine your market position with customized reports that compare your company data to your peers.

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