US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey: Life Sciences Industry

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Continuous demand for life sciences products and services, coupled with advancements in research technology, have contributed to the industry’s resilience. As companies continue to redefine their businesses using telemedicine, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, having the right employees with the right skills has never been more important.

Analyze your compensation strategy against your competitors with the Life Sciences Industry module of the US Mercer SIRS ® Benchmark Survey. Using compensation data for 2,484 positions from 284 organizations across the country, benchmark your salaries from top to bottom. Assess your talent strategy with industry-specific and cross-industry job families spanning various sizes and locations. Sub-industries include:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Animal Health
  • Biotechnology
  • Contract Healthcare Services
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical

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.

Is your talent strategy ready for the workforce of the future?

Participation open: March – May

Results publish: September


2020 Results Available

  • 2,484 positions published
  • USD 10,500

Sample report

Position list

  • Product Details
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • Ordering
  • 2021 survey participation

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 3,661
  • # Positions Published: 2,484
  • # Organizations: 284
  • # Observations: 604,037

Based on data from the 2020 US Mercer SIRS - Benchmark Survey: Life Sciences 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

Life Sciences Sub-industry

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Animal Health
  • Biotechnology
  • Contract Healthcare Services
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical

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

Participating Companies

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

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 .

Ordering

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

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

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.

  • Sub TitleBuild an innovative talent strategy for the workforce of the future
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  • Short DescriptionPay data for agricultural, animal health, biotech & more life science areas.
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