US Mercer SIRS® – Survey Suite

Accurate, Reliable Compensation Data

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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 - 3,440 757
High Technology - STEM 1,948 217
Life Sciences 2,165 288
Medical Device Sales 55 73
Executive 662 690
Sales Policies & Practices 88 169

Table above is based off of 2021 SIRS survey stats.

Participation open: March – May

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: September

2021 Results Available

  • 3,440 positions published
  • USD 1,500 – 11,000

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Position list

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Survey Statistics

  • # 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 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

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
  • Engineering & Sciences Support
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality

Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.


Product Participant Non-Participant
2021 US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey (Premium) USD 11,000 N/A
2021 US Mercer SIRS® – Executive Survey USD 4,600 N/A
2021 US Mercer SIRS® – Sales Policies and Practices Survey USD 1,500 N/A
2021 US Mercer SIRS® – Medical Device Sales Compensation Survey        USD 1,800 N/A
2021 Puerto Rico Mercer SIRS Life Sciences Survey USD 2,600 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 for certain SIRS products and will be delivered upon survey release. Check the survey schedule tab of each SIRS product, for further details. 

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.

  • Sub TitleAccurate, Reliable Compensation Data
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  • Short DescriptionAirline & Transportation, Consumer Products, High Tech & Life Sciences salary data.
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