US Mercer SIRS® – Survey Suite

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Whether you are competing in new spaces for talent, trying to establish fair pay for your employees, or making market adjustments to protect your workforce, salary data that will help you get pay right is essential to attracting and keeping the right people during a time of change.

The US Mercer Strategic Industry Rewards Solutions (SIRS ® ) Survey Suite provides the tools necessary to analyze your positions across 23 industry-specific and cross-industry job families. Apply the data in these surveys — from base pay and total cash compensation, to FLSA status and job titles — to learn exactly how to shape your rewards strategy. With the SIRS database, benchmark your compensation offerings against all organizations, or narrow the data by:

  • Industry
  • Geographic location
  • Job category (executive, management, administrative, technical/licensed, or support)
Ready to successfully position your organization during this time of change?
Survey Modules # of Positions Published # of Organizations
Benchmark - 4,423 887
High Technology - STEM 2,663 281
Life Sciences 3,098 401
Medical Device Sales 56 76
Executive 817 809
Sales Policies & Practices 67 147

Table above is based off of 2023 SIRS survey stats.

Participation open: March – April

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: September

2023 Results Available

  • 4,423 positions published
  • USD 1,700 – 42,000

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Position list

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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 7,244
  • # Positions Published: 4,423
  • # Organizations: 887
  • # Observations: 2,614,807

Based on data from the 2023 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 Salary
  • FLSA Status
  • Job Titles
  • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Organization Data
  • Salary Range and Grade
  • Sales Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts
  • Total Cash Compensation

Data Analyzed

Job Categories Analyzed

  • Administrative
  • Executive
  • Management
  • Support
  • Technical/Licensed

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan Area
  • National
  • Regional


  • High Technology - STEM
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Electronics
    • Energy (includes clean energy)
    • Manufacturing
    • Research and Development
    • Systems
    • Technical Services
  • Life Sciences
    • Agricultural
    • Animal Health
    • Biotechnology
    • Contract Healthcare Services
    • Medical Devices
    • Pharmaceutical

Position 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
  • Engineering & Sciences Support
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality

Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters. Your survey purchase includes access for three (3) Mercer WIN® users. If you need additional users, they can be added during checkout.


Product Participant Non-Participant
2023 US Mercer SIRS® - Benchmark Premium USD 14,000 USD 42,000
2023 US Mercer SIRS® - Executive Survey USD 5,500 USD 16,500
2023 US Mercer SIRS® - Sales Policies and Practices Survey USD 1,700 USD 5,100
2023 US Mercer SIRS® - Medical Device Sales USD 2,000 USD 6,000

Please note:

  • Base price includes three users; additional users may be added at additional rates - USD 1,250 per user. 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.
  • 2023 survey results are now available for purchase.

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Position List & Sample Report

Position List

View the position list included in this industry benchmarking survey.

Sample Report

View a sample report of this survey to see what's included .

Participating Companies

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

2023 Survey Participation

2023 survey participation is now closed. 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 not required to purchase results.

Key Dates:

  • Participation opens March 1, 2023
  • Participation closes May 4, 2023

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
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events

Product Participant Non-Participant
2023 US Mercer SIRS Benchmark Premium USD 14,000 USD 42,000
2023 US Mercer SIRS Benchmark Survey High Technology USD 12,000 USD 36,000
2023 US Mercer SIRS Benchmark Survey Life Sciences USD 12,000 USD 36,000
2023 US Mercer SIRS Medical Device Sales USD 2,000 USD 6,000
2023 US Mercer SIRS Sales Policies and Practices USD 1,700 USD 5,100

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

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