US MBD: Sales, Marketing & Communications Survey

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Automation, artificial intelligence, big data, advanced analytics, social selling, and shifting buyer behaviors are creating exciting opportunities in sales, marketing, and communications teams. With tight competition for key talent, you have to make sure that your compensation strategy allows you to attract and motivate the employees with the skills you need.

The Sales, Marketing & Communications Survey portion of the US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database provides data from more than 2,800 organizations, representing more than 1,000 positions across industries and career streams. You'll also find marketing and sales compensation survey data on short-term and long-term incentive eligibility and amounts/grants.

Analyze the data by industry, geography, and more for the following job families:

  • Communication & Corporate Affairs
  • Creative & Design
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing & Business Intelligence
  • Sales, Marketing, & Product Management
Get the compensation data you need to keep the talent you want.

Participation open: March – April

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: August

2023 Results Available

  • 1,097 positions published
  • USD 2,700 – 7,065
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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 1,617
  • # Positions Published: 1,097
  • # Organizations: 2,856
  • # Observations: 964,766

Based on data from the 2023 US MBD: Sales, Marketing & Communications Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • Geographic Responsibility
  • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Organization Data
  • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts
  • Years in Organization
  • Years in Position

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

  • Metropolitan Area
  • National
  • Regional

Organization Size

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

Position Families Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

Position Families Analyzed

  • Communications & Corporate Affairs
  • Creative & Design
  • Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing, & Business Intelligence
  • General Management
  • Media
  • Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers
  • Sales, Marketing & Product Management

Position Sub-Families Analyzed

  • Account & Client Management
  • Advertising & Marketing Communications
  • Advertising Creative, Design & Production
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs Generalists
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs Leadership
  • Contact Center Operations & Training
  • Content Development (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Customer Relationship Management, Issue Resolution & Account Activation
  • Customer Service
  • Customer Service & Contact Center Operations Leadership
  • Data Analytics & Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Field Sales & Account Management
  • Internet/E-Commerce (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Marketing Generalists
  • Media Advertising Operations
  • Media/Communications Creative & Design
  • Product Creative/Industrial Design
  • Product Marketing & Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Sales Operations/Administration
  • Sales Training
  • Sales, Marketing & Product Management Leadership

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Participating Companies

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Position List & Sample Report

Position List

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Sample Report

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2023 Survey Participation

2023 survey participation is now closed. 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 and is not required to purchase results.

Key Dates:

  • Participation opens March 1, 2023
  • Participation closes May 4, 2023

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
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events

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