US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Restaurant

Salary data to position your restaurant for the future

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A lot has changed — yet making customers happy remains the priority for restaurants. Offering contact-less delivery, curbside pick up options, and online ordering and reservations all require the right employees. And, with compensation budgets tight, you have to make sure your strategy supports your long-term goals. With the right market data, keep and attract top talent, so that your restaurant is ready for the future.

The restaurant module of the US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey provides compensation data across more than 167,330 employee observations. Compare your HR practices against other organizations, for items such as:

  • Benefit eligibility
  • Incentive award policies
  • Paid-time off, vacation, and sick leave
  • Recruiting and retention practices
  • Turnover

Current, reliable data
In light of the economic and workforce changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercer conducted a “data refresh” in August 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 reflect the market.

Do you have the market data to rethink your compensation strategy?

Participation open: March - May

Results publish: September


2020 results available

  • 53 positions published
  • USD 1,450 – 4,350
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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 304
  • # Positions Published: 53
  • # Organizations: 31
  • # Observations: 167,330

Based on data from the 2020 US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Restaurant. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base Salary
  • FLSA Status
  • Full-time/Part-time Status
  • LTI Eligibility and Plan Type
  • Number of Restaurants Managed
  • Restaurant Sales Volume
  • Salary Range
  • Scheduled Hours Per Week
  • STI Eligibility and Amounts
  • Union Status
  • Years in Organization and Years in Position

HR Practices

  • Base Pay Increase Budgets
  • Benefit Eligibility – Full-time and Part-time
  • Company Cars and Cell Phones
  • Development and Career Opportunities
  • Incentive Award Policies
  • PTO, Vacation and Sick Leave, Holiday Policies
  • Recruiting and Retention Practices
  • Turnover

Data Analyzed

Concept Type

  • Casual Dining
  • Family Dining
  • Fast Casual
  • Fine Dining
  • Quick Service
  • Restaurant Group

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan Area
  • National

Organization Size

  • Revenue (Overall and Organization-owned Restaurants)
  • Total Full-time Equivalents and Total Part-time Employees
  • Total Number of Restaurants and Number of Organization-owned Restaurants

Position Families Analyzed

  • Catering
  • Franchising
  • Quality
  • Restaurant Management
  • Restaurant/Field Operations
  • Training

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2021 Survey Participation

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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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2021 survey pricing

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US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Restaurant USD $1,500 USD $4,500

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2020 US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey - Restaurant USD 1,450 USD 4,350
 

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  • 2020 results are available for purchase and will be delivered upon survey release (September).

Survey Schedule

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

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Position List & Sample Report

Position List

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Sample Report

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  • Sub TitleSalary data to position your restaurant for the future
  • Short DescriptionSalary data for restaurant jobs in multiple dining styles plus catering jobs.

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