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

Influence top talent with competitive compensation offerings


US Mercer SIRS  Benchmark Survey – High Technology Industry image

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 from across the country. Entice and retain top talent by utilizing the 830+ positions surveyed. 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


2020 Results Available

  • 2,050 positions published
  • USD 10,500

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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 3,184
  • # Positions Published: 2,050
  • # Organizations: 214
  • # Observations: 852,676

Based on data from the 2020 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

  • # 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

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

  • Airline operations
  • Airport operations
  • Engineering & Sciences Support
  • Engineering & Sciences
  • 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 Opens: March 16
  • Participation Deadline: May 1
  • Date Effective: April 1
  • Report Available: September

Position List

View the position list included in this survey.

Participating Companies

  • A³ by Airbus Group
  • AECOM Technology Corporation - Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC
  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. - Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Airbus Americas, Inc.
  • Arete Associates
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • AT&T, Inc.
  • BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Ball Corporation - Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • Bechtel Corporation - Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.
  • Blue Origin, LLC
  • Bombardier Transportation US
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • BWX Technologies, Inc.
  • CACI International, Inc.
  • Canon Virginia, Inc.
  • Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Inc.
  • Centrus Energy Corp.
  • Centrus Energy Corp. - American Centrifuge Operations
  • CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. US
  • CH2M Hill BWXT West Valley, LLC
  • Charter Automotive
  • Charter Dura-Bar
  • Charter Manufacturing Company, Inc.
  • Charter Steel
  • Charter Wire
  • COLSA Corporation
  • Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC Y-12 & Pantex
  • Corning, Inc.
  • Crestron Electronics, Inc.
  • Deere & Company
  • DSM Coating Resins, Inc.
  • DSM Desotech, Inc.
  • DynCorp International
  • Elbit Systems of America, LLC
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • First Solar, Inc.
  • Fluor Idaho, LLC
  • Fluor Marine Propulsion
  • Gables Engineering, Inc.
  • Garmin AT
  • Garmin International, Inc.
  • Garmin USA
  • GE Aviation
  • General Atomics
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • General Dynamics Corporation - Bath Iron Works
  • General Dynamics Corporation - Electric Boat Division
  • General Dynamics Corporation - Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
  • General Dynamics Corporation - Land Systems
  • General Dynamics Corporation - Mission Systems
  • General Dynamics NASSCO
  • General Electric Company - Power (FieldCore)
  • General Electric Company - Renewable Energy
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Harris Corporation
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Honeywell International, Inc. - Federal Manufacturing & Technologies
  • Honu Services, Inc.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - AMSEC
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - Continental Maritime San Diego
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - International Shipbuilding, Inc.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - Newport News Industrial
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - Newport News Nuclear
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - Technical Solutions
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - Undersea Solutions Group
  • II-VI Optical Systems, Inc.
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Kaman Aerosystems
  • Kaman Precision Products
  • Kaman Specialty Bearings & Engineered Products
  • L3 Technologies, Inc.
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Learjet, Inc.
  • Leidos Holdings, Inc.
  • Leonardo DRS
  • Lockheed Martin - Aeronautics
  • Lockheed Martin - Missiles and Fire Control
  • Lockheed Martin - Rotary & Mission Systems
  • Lockheed Martin - Space
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Maersk, Inc. - Maersk Line Limited
  • ManTech International Corporation
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Mid-America Conversion Services, LLC
  • Mission Support and Test Services, LLC
  • Mox Networks LLC
  • MRIGlobal
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Navionics, Inc.
  • Noblis ESI
  • Noblis Inc.
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation - Aerospace Systems
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation - Enterprise Shared Services
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation - Innovation Systems
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation - Mission Systems
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation - Technology Services
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Osram Sylvania, Inc.
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • PacketFabric, LLC
  • Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Panduit Corporation
  • Panduit Corporation - SynapSense
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation - Aerospace Group
  • Peraton Corp
  • Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
  • RAND Corporation
  • Raytheon
  • Raytheon - Integrated Defense Systems
  • Raytheon - Intelligence, Information & Services
  • Raytheon - Missile Systems
  • Raytheon - Space & Airborne Systems
  • Riverside Research
  • Rolls-Royce North America
  • RUAG Space USA
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Savannah River Remediation, LLC
  • Science Applications International Corporation
  • SEAKR Engineering, Inc.
  • Sempra Energy
  • Sempra Energy - San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Sempra Energy - Sempra Infrastructure, LLC
  • Sempra Energy - Sempra International, LLC
  • Sempra Energy - Southern California Gas Company
  • Sempra LNG & Midstream, LLC
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Southern California Edison
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
  • Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc.
  • Teledyne AES
  • Teledyne AG
  • Teledyne Analytical Instrument
  • Teledyne API
  • Teledyne Battery Products
  • Teledyne Benthos
  • Teledyne Brown
  • Teledyne CETAC Technologies
  • Teledyne Controls, LLC
  • Teledyne D.G.O'Brien
  • Teledyne DALSA
  • Teledyne e2v HiRel Electronics
  • Teledyne e2v US, Inc.
  • Teledyne Energy Systems
  • Teledyne Frontline
  • Teledyne Geophysical
  • Teledyne Hanson Research
  • Teledyne Hastings
  • Teledyne Impulse
  • Teledyne Isco
  • Teledyne LeCroy
  • Teledyne LeCroy Quantum
  • Teledyne Microwave Solutions
  • Teledyne Monitor Labs
  • Teledyne ODI
  • Teledyne Optech
  • Teledyne Paradise Datacom
  • Teledyne PSG
  • Teledyne Rad-icon Imaging
  • Teledyne RDI
  • Teledyne Relays
  • Teledyne RESON
  • Teledyne Reynolds
  • Teledyne RISI
  • Teledyne Scientific and Imagin
  • Teledyne SeaBotix
  • Teledyne Shared Services
  • Teledyne SSI
  • Teledyne Storm Cable
  • Teledyne Storm Microwave
  • Teledyne Technologies, Inc.
  • Teledyne Tekmar
  • Teledyne Test Services
  • Textron Aviation
  • Textron Specialized Vehicles
  • Textron, Inc.
  • Textron, Inc. - Airborne Solutions
  • Textron, Inc. - Bell Helicopter
  • Textron, Inc. - Kautex
  • Textron, Inc. - Textron Systems
  • Textron, Inc. - TRU Simulation & Training
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Boeing Company - Boeing Commercial Airplane
  • The Boeing Company - Defense, Space, and Security
  • The Boeing Company - Global Services
  • The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
  • The Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • T-Mobile US, Inc.
  • Triumph Group, Inc.
  • Triumph Group, Inc. - Triumph Aerostructures, LLC
  • Triumph Group, Inc. - Triumph Integrated Systems
  • Triumph Group, Inc. - Triumph Product Support
  • United Launch Alliance, LLC
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • United Technologies Corporation - Climate, Controls & Security
  • United Technologies Corporation - Otis Elevator Company
  • United Technologies Corporation - Pratt & Whitney
  • United Technologies Corporation - UTC Aerospace Systems
  • United Technologies Corporation - UTC Research
  • University Corporation of Atmospheric Research
  • Verisign, Inc.
  • Vertex Aerospace
  • Virgin Orbit
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    2020 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is required to purchase results. The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

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    • 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.
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