Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Salary Survey

Connecting Life Sciences

Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Salary Survey SKU_6648
  Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Salary Survey image Mercer was selected by Pharmaceutical Human Resources Association (PHRA) as the vendor to conduct Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Industry Salary Survey (APHSS) in 2005 using a consistent methodology and approach. Until 2016, the forum has been covering executive only jobs. From 2016 onwards, the forum has been covering both executive and non-executive jobs. To maintain the quality of the data for this premier Forum, Members are mandated to participate in all countries.

Participation in the forum is by invitation only from the Steering Committee. Mercer would be pleased to present your candidacy to the Steering Committee once you submit the application form.
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arrowCountries Covered

  • Australia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

arrowAn extensive catalogue of Life Sciences job families are surveyed, including:

  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Research
  • Data Management
  • Field Sales
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Health Economics
  • Key Accounts
  • Health Economics
  • Market Access
  • Medical Affairs
  • Medical Scientific Liaison
  • Patent Law
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Preclinical Research
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Research & Development

arrowData Collected

Monthly base salary times the number of months paid
Base salary plus guaranteed allowances
Total guaranteed cash compensation plus short-term incentive, sales incentive, profit sharing or other incentive awards
Total cash compensation plus long-term incentive awards, valued using Black-Scholes methodology for appreciation-based awards
Total direct compensation plus benefits and perquisites

Organisation policy information on short-term and long-term incentive provision and benefits practices, including company cars, pensions and medical benefits.

Each submission is individually reviewed by a dedicated survey analyst who will contact you directly during our data verification process to ensure accuracy.
All data collected by Mercer is treated as confidential.


arrowDelivery on Mercer WIN

Mercer Workforce Intelligence Network® (Mercer WIN) is a single-point access to Mercer's unparalleled survey data and analytics. WIN represents the most comprehensive and intuitive tool available. Specifically, Mercer WIN allows:
  • Simultaneous access to markets and surveys around the world
  • Instant creation of peer groups and further individual market refinements across markets
  • Access to reports and the advanced functionalities for relevant individual comparisons by title, level, industries, markets. Aging and currency normalization are available too
  • Production of customized charts, graphs and reports at the click of a button
Mercer WIN's built-in reporting and analytic capabilities let you quickly and easily turn information into true intelligence about your organization's remuneration practices. Using this sophisticated yet surprisingly simple tool, you can explore, interpret and formulate insights on important human capital decisions and investments.
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arrowYour Entitlements

APHSS Survey

  • Access to MLS surveys for each country selected, including unlimited peer cuts and published reports.
  • Access to APHSS peer group data and published reports.


  • Two face-to-face regional meetings per year.
  • Two spot polls – key topics proposed by members and agreed by the Steering Committee.
  • Invitation to be part of the knowledge exchange on our dedicated Life Sciences Industry LinkedIn group for Asia.
  • Gain exclusive access to the Membership Lounge for up to two persons per company.
  • Special discounts listed below!


Pre-survey/post-survey host privileges Additional 5% off APHSS package prices
TRS surveys 50% off
Benefits Survey USD 1,000 USD 1,000 USD 1,000
Asia Pacific Monitor Membership USD 1,000 USD 1,000 USD 1,000

arrowSurvey Schedule

APHSS (MLS Survey) Data Submission Deadline Survey Publication
Indonesia 03-Aug-18 23-Oct-18
Malaysia 12-Jun-18 23-Oct-18
Singapore 28-Jun-18 24-Oct-18
Thailand 15-Jun-18 12-Oct-18
Vietnam 15-Jun-18 25-Sep-18
Japan 18-Jun-18 25-Sep-18
Philippines 22-Jun-18 23-Oct-18
New Zealand 06-Jul-18 09-Nov-18
China 10-Jul-18 03-Sep-18
Korea 02-Jul-18 24-Oct-18
Pakistan 13-Jul-18 16-Oct-18
Hong Kong 20-Jul-18 17-Oct-18
Taiwan 20-Jul-18 14-Sep-18
India 03-Aug-18 29-Oct-18
Australia 03-Aug-18 23-Oct-18

arrowContact us

Tim Stanscheit
Telephone: +65 6398 2430

Disha Kaushal
Telephone: +65 6398 2437



  • Sub TitleConnecting Life Sciences
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  • Short DescriptionThe APHSS covers key pharmaceutical markets and focuses on gathering total cash compensation, long-term incentives valuation and employee benefits.
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