US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey: High Technology - STEM

Influence top talent with competitive compensation offerings

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As an industry focused on building the future of work, long before most, attracting the best and brightest employees in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math is nothing new. Competition for talent is more intense than ever, though, as organizations across all industries look to innovate. Having a competitive compensation strategy built for the future is paramount to success.

Effectively manage your talent strategy with the High Technology – STEM portion of the US Mercer SIRS ® Benchmark Survey. Benchmark your data across 23 industry-specific and cross-industry job families. Analyze critical aspects of your compensation strategy — from base pay, salary range, and grade, to job titles and total cash compensation — with data collected for 1,948 STEM positions from across the country. The compensation data included ranges from entry-level to lower executive level positions within the high tech – STEM fields of:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Research and Development
  • Systems
  • Technical Services
Are you ready to influence your industry with a competitive compensation strategy?

Participation open: March – May

Results publish: September

2021 Results Available

  • 1,948 positions published
  • USD 11,000

Sample report

Position list

  • Product Details
  • Survey Schedule
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • Participating Companies
  • Ordering
  • 2022 Survey Participation

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 4,036
  • # Positions Published: 1,948
  • # Organizations: 217
  • # Observations: 826,626

Based on data from the 2021 US Mercer SIRS - Benchmark Survey: High Technology - STEM. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

ALL SIRS Benchmark Industries - Premium

  • # Positions Surveyed: 5,855
  • # Positions Published: 3,440
  • # Organizations: 757
  • # Observations: 1,981,286

Based on data from the 2021 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

High Technology - STEM

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Research and Development
  • Systems
  • Technical Services

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

  • Engineering & Sciences Support
  • Engineering & Sciences
  • 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

Position List & Sample Report

Position List

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Sample Report

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Participating Companies

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


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2021 US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey (Premium) USD 11,000 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

Individuals or companies using Mercer data for consulting services or commercial purposes are subject to different rates. Please call for more information.

2021 survey results are now available for purchase. 

2022 Survey Participation

2022 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 and is required to purchase results.

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.
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results.
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events.

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

  • Sub TitleInfluence top talent with competitive compensation offerings
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  • Short DescriptionAerospace & defense, electronics, R&D, and more high tech position pay data.
  • RegionUS

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