US Mercer SIRS® – Executive Survey

Optimize your executive compensation strategy

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Now more than ever, effective, innovative leadership is required to drive immediate success for your organization as well as for the future. As your company continues to move forward in today’s changing market, ensure you’re allocating budgets appropriately in order to secure the leaders your organization needs.

Learn exactly what to pay your management positions with the US Mercer SIRS ® – Executive Survey. Covering four major industries (Airline and Transportation, Consumer Products, High Technology–STEM, and Life Sciences) assess your compensation strategy across 15 benchmark families, which include:

  • Engineering and Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain

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.

Are you ready to optimize your executive compensation strategy?

Participation open: March - May

Results publish: September


2020 Results Available

  • 126 positions published
  • USD 4,600

Sample report

Position list

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  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Ordering
  • 2021 survey participation
  • Position list and sample report

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 151
  • # Positions Published: 126
  • # Organizations: 223
  • # Observations: 5,703

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

Data Reported

  • Market context
    • Industry Context
    • Compensation planning
  • Compensation trends
    • Total Cash Pay Mix
    • Job Family Analysis
    • Incentives
    • Geographic Differences
    • Year-Over-Year Movements

Data Analyzed

Industry

  • Airlines & Transportation 
  • Consumer Products
  • High Technology - STEM
  • Life Sciences

Size

  • Geographic Scope of Responsibility 
  • Organization Type
  • Regression Analysis
 

Benchmark Families Analyzed

  • Communications
  • Contracts
  • Engineering and Sciences
  • Engineering and Sciences Support
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal and Regulatory
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Quality
  • Sales
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Supply Chain
  • Technical Product Support

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

2021 Survey Participation

Data Submission Tools

Compensation Guide
Participate Online

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs. To participate, click the ‘participate now’ link above and follow the steps provided. Rest assured that the importance of your data security is not taken lightly at Mercer, so we take the utmost precautions to protect it.

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.

Also new this year is Mercer Job Library, a comprehensive job catalog that provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, additional specializations, and consistent job codes across all markets.

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.
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events.

2021 survey schedule

  • Participation opens: March 1
  • Participation closes: May 14
  • Results available: September

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.


Participation Webinar

Attend a participation webinar or watch a recording to better understand the submission process and the survey data that is collected.

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2021 survey pricing

Product Participant
2021 US Mercer SIRS® – Executive Survey USD $4,600
SIRS survey results are available for purchase by survey participants only.

Survey Schedule

  • Participation open: March 1
  • Participation deadline: May 14
  • Data effective: April1
  • Results publish: September

Participating Companies

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

Ordering

Product Participant Non-Participant
2020 US Mercer SIRS® – Executive Survey USD 4,600 N/A

Please note:

  • Additional User: USD 750
  • Pricing may vary for multi-entity organizations.
  • Individuals or companies using Mercer data for consulting services or commercial purposes are subject to different rates. Please call for more information.
  • 2020 results are now available for purchase and will be delivered upon survey release.

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 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.

To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us.

Position list and 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 .

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  • Short DescriptionTotal direct compensation data for executive roles in life sciences.
  • RegionUS

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