US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey: Airline and Transportation Industry

Data to navigate your talent strategy for the future

US Mercer SIRS Benchmark Survey – Airline and Transportation Industry image

Agility and flexibility will be key to help drive the recovery for airports, airlines, and stakeholders as they work to incentivize new and returning customers. Retaining critical employees and making smart investments with limited salary budgets will certainly be a focus in this ever-changing market. Make sure your talent strategy helps you navigate toward the future.

The Mercer SIRS ® Benchmark Survey – Airline and Transportation Industry module will help you design a clear and competitive talent strategy. From entry-level to lower executive-level jobs, learn exactly what to pay your employees with compensation data for 233 positions in the airline and transportation industry. Analyze data across industry-specific job families, such as:

  • Airline Operations
  • Airport Operations
  • Engineering and Sciences
  • Engineering and Sciences Support
  • Flight
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality

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 necessary data to position your talent strategy for the future?

Participation open: N/A – N/A

Results publish: N/A

2020 Results Available

  • 233 positions published
  • USD 10,500

Sample report

Position list

  • Product Details
  • Survey Schedule
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • Participating Companies
  • Ordering

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 2,001
  • # Positions Published: 233
  • # Organizations: 19
  • # Observations: 90,237

Based on data from the 2020 US Mercer SIRS - Benchmark Survey: Airline and Transportation Industry. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

ALL SIRS Benchmark Industries

  • # Positions Surveyed: 4,859
  • # Positions Published: 3,651
  • # Organizations: 635
  • # Observations: 1,715,092

Based on data from the 2020 US Mercer SIRS® – 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
  • Job Titles
  • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Organization Data
  • Salary Range and Grade
  • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts
  • Sales Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Total Cash Compensation

Data Analyzed

Job Categories Analyzed

  • Administrative
  • Management
  • Support
  • Technical/Licensed

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan Area
  • National
  • Regional

Benchmark Families Analyzed

Cross Industry Job Families

  • Administrative Services
  • Communications
  • Contracts
  • Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Library Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Security
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Supply Chain
  • Technical Product Support

Industry Specific Job Families

  • Airline operations
  • Airport operations
  • Engineering & Sciences
  • Engineering & Sciences Support
  • Flight
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality

Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.

Survey Schedule

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

Please note: This survey will not be conducted in 2021.

For more options, please visit the US Mercer SIRS Survey Suite.

Position List & Sample Report

Position List

View the position list included in this survey.

Sample Report

View a sample report of this survey to see what's included .

Participating Companies

View a list of the participating companies included in this survey here.


Product Participant Non-Participant
2020 US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey (Premium) USD 10,500 N/A

Please note:
Base price includes two users; additional users may be added at additional rates - USD 1,250 per user / Additional Custom Report: USD 1,450. Pricing may vary for multi-entity organizations.

The Premium Option (Benchmark Survey):

  • Unlimited peer groups
  • Access to all industry and sub-industry cuts
  • All geographic locations including city and state
  • Market selections including revenue, headcount, organization ownership, and more
  • Full analytical flexibility to combine/create statistics based on any query or filter

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  • Ordering TypeCOL/QOL
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  • Short DescriptionMarket pricing salary data for entry to executive jobs in the airline industry.
  • RegionUS

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