US Mercer SIRS® – Short-Term Incentive and Long-Term Incentive (STI/LTI) Report

Go beyond base pay to incent the results your company needs

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Balancing short-term priorities and results while also incentivizing long-term strategy is a complex process. Understanding the right levers to pull in order to drive the activity your company needs to be successful could be the difference between attracting top talent and losing that talent to your competitors.

Understand how your company’s incentive solutions stack up to the market with the US Mercer SIRS ® – Short-Term Incentive and Long-Term Incentive Report. Leverage data to learn how to keep your employees engaged to deliver against both short-term priorities and long-term results. Covering four major industries (Airline and Transportation, Consumer Products, High Technology– STEM, and Life Sciences) assess your incentive solutions against 559 organizations across key components, such as:

  • Base pay
  • STI eligibility
  • STI target and payout
  • LTI target and payout
  • Target and actual total cash compensation
  • Target and actual total direct compensation
Do you have the total direct compensation package necessary to stand out?

Participation open: March – May

Results publish: September

2020 Results Available

  • 61 positions published
  • USD 1,400
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Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Organizations: 559
  • # Observations: 958,999

Based on data from the 2020 US Short-Term Incentive and Long-Term Incentive (STI/LTI) Report.

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • STI Eligibility
  • STI Target % and payout
  • LTI Target % and payout
  • Target and Actual Total Cash Compensation
  • Target and Actual Total Direct Compensation

Data Analyzed


  • Airline and Transportation
  • Consumer Products
  • High Technology – STEM
  • Life Sciences

Employee Category

  • Management
  • Non-management
  • 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® STI & LTI Report USD $1,800
SIRS survey results are available for purchase by survey participants only.

Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: March 16
  • Participation Deadline: May 1
  • Date Effective: April 1
  • Report Available: September


Product Participant Non-Participant
2020 US Mercer SIRS® – Short-Term Incentive and Long-Term Incentive (STI/LTI) Report USD 1,700 N/A

Please note:

  • 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 survey participation

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:

  • An exclusive invitation to survey events - attend results webcasts 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.
  • The ability to see your data aligned with the market when results are produced in Mercer WIN®, our interactive product delivery platform. Mercer WIN also gives you the ability to create custom reports and peer groups to see how you compare to other companies
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