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 survey, benchmark your compensation offerings against all organizations, or narrow the data by:

  • Industry
  • Geographic location
  • Job category (executive, management, administrative, technical/licensed, or support)

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.

Ready to successfully position your organization during this time of change?

Participation open: March – May

Results publish: September


2020 Results Available

  • 3,651 positions published
  • USD 1,400 – 10,500

Sample report

Position list

Survey Modules # of Positions Published # of Organizations
Benchmark - 3,651 635
Airline 233 19
Consumer Products 850 94
High Technology - STEM 2,050 214
Life Sciences 2,484 284
Medical Device Sales 1,251 122
Executive 150 237
Puerto Rico Life Sciences 191 54
Sales Policies & Practices 37 121

*Note: Table above is based off of 2020 SIRS survey stats.

Additional SIRS Reports
  • Product Details
  • 2021 Survey Participation
  • Survey Schedule
  • Ordering
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • Participating Companies

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 4,859
  • # Positions Published: 3,651
  • # Organizations: 635
  • # Observations: 1,715,092

Based on data from the 2020 US Mercer SIRS® Survey Suite. 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

Industries

  • Airline & Transportation
  • Consumer Products
  • 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

  • Airline Operations
  • Airport Operations
  • Engineering & Sciences
  • Engineering & Sciences Support
  • Flight
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality

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

Participate Online
Job Matching Booklet

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.

US Webinars & Events

2021 survey pricing

Product Participant
2021 US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey (Standard) USD $9,000
2021 US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey (Premium) USD $11,000
2021 US Mercer SIRS® – Executive Survey USD $4,600
2021 US Mercer SIRS® – Sales Policies and Practices Survey USD $1,500
2021 US Mercer SIRS® – Medical Device Sales Compensation Survey USD $1,800
2021 US Mercer SIRS® STI & LTI Report USD $1,800
2021 Puerto Rico Mercer SIRS® Life Sciences Survey USD $1,900
SIRS survey results are available for purchase by survey participants only.

Survey Schedule

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

Ordering

Product Participant Non-Participant
2020 US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey (Premium) USD 10,500 N/A
2020 US Mercer SIRS® – Executive Survey USD 4,600 N/A
2020 US Mercer SIRS® – Sales Policies and Practices Survey USD 1,400 N/A
2020 US Mercer SIRS® – Medical Device Sales Compensation Survey        USD 1,700 N/A
2020 Puerto Rico Mercer SIRS Life Sciences Survey USD 2,000 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.

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 .

Participating Companies

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

  • Sub TitleAccurate, Reliable Compensation Data
  • Ordering TypePDF
  • IsOrderingSetNo
  • AdministrativeFees20
  • Compensation GridShow
  • Short DescriptionAirline & Transportation, Consumer Products, High Tech & Life Sciences salary data.
  • RegionUS

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