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 - 3,727 807
High Technology - STEM 2,384 263
Life Sciences 2,569 355
Medical Device Sales 57 73
Executive 758 764
Sales Policies & Practices 93 134

Table above is based off of 2022 SIRS survey stats.

Participation open: March – April

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: September

2022 Results Available

  • 3,727 positions published
  • USD 1,600 – 12,000

Sample report

Position list

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  • Ordering
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • Participating Companies
  • 2023 Survey Participation

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 5,652
  • # Positions Published: 3,727
  • # Organizations: 807
  • # Observations: 2,174,267

Based on data from the 2022 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
2022 Mercer SIRS® Bundle Pricing (SIRS Benchmark Premium and SIRS Executive) USD 15,000 N/A
2022 US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey (Premium) USD 12,000 N/A
2022 US Mercer SIRS® – Executive Survey USD 5,000 N/A
2022 US Mercer SIRS® – Sales Policies and Practices Survey USD 1,600 N/A
2022 US Mercer SIRS® – Medical Device Sales Compensation Survey        USD 1,900 N/A

Please note:

Base price includes three 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.

2022 survey results are now available for purchase by survey participants and will be delivered upon survey release in mid September. To learn more about becoming a participant, please contact us.

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 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 and is not required to purchase results.

Key Dates:

  • Participation opens March 1, 2023
  • Participation closes April 28, 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.

  • Sub TitleAccurate, Reliable Compensation Data
  • Ordering TypeWIN
  • IsOrderingSetNo
  • Enable ParticipationYes
  • Participation Start Date03/01/2023
  • Participation End Date04/28/2023
  • AdministrativeFees20
  • Compensation GridShow
  • Short DescriptionAirline & Transportation, Consumer Products, High Tech & Life Sciences salary data.
  • RegionUS

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