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The Mercer Total Remuneration Surveys (TRS) provide comprehensive market data on compensation and benefits around the globe. Results are easily accessible through our online platform, Mercer WIN®, to help you optimize your compensation plans.
This easy-to-use source for comparing compensation and benefits data consistently across geographies provides accurate, high-quality data covering the full rewards package. This gives you a complete picture – from base pay to total remuneration and benefits – at your fingertips.
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Mercer’s TRS offers information on all elements of total remuneration.
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Annual base salary
Monthly base salary times the number of months guaranteed
Total guaranteed cash compensation
Base salary plus the annualized value of guaranteed allowances
Annual total cash compensation
Total guaranteed cash compensation plus the annualized value of short-term incentive, sales incentive, profit sharing or other incentive awards
Total direct compensation
Total cash compensation plus the annualized value of any long-term incentive awards, valued using Black-Scholes methodology for appreciation-based awards
Annual total remuneration
Total direct compensation plus the annualized value of benefits
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In today’s talent-demand economy, ensuring your compensation plans are aligned to the market – locally, regionally, and globally – is critical to securing the talent you need to be successful. Mercer provides most comprehensive compensation and benefits databases in the world to assist you with compensation planning and policies development.
The Mercer Total Remuneration Surveys (TRS) provide comprehensive market data on compensation and benefits around the globe. Results are easily accessible through our online platform, Mercer WIN®, to help you optimize your compensation plans. With Mercer TRS, you will benefit from:
The survey results are delivered through Mercer WIN® which allows you to create custom views, analyze data across markets simultaneously, create unlimited peer groups, refine the market, compare your data vs. the market*, combine jobs, export to Excel, and much more!
More relevant data
With new aggregated roll-ups, relationships between jobs becomes clearer – with data that best reflects your jobs and labour markets. From deeply specialized industry roles to combinations of related jobs within the broader talent pool, analyze competitive compensation industry levels, across related industries, or across an entire labour market.
An overview of the market pay trends relative to the prior year as well as a summary of the economic, political and labor trends in the country.
Benefits & prevalence summary
A summary of organizations’ remuneration policies, which includes salary budget forecasts, compensation mix by employee groups, short-term and long-term incentive practices, as well as benefits.
Actual market data
Market analysis by job including all remuneration values, helping you determine which jobs are more competitive within the market.
Market analysis by Position Class (Mercer’s International Position Evaluation (IPE) methodology for job evaluation) for each of the major components of total remuneration.
Custom statistics tailored to your needs, based on peer groups, industry, revenue size, total employees, and more, using Mercer WIN®.
*only available for participants
Mercer TRS pricing varies by country and by an organization’s participation status (did or did not submit data for the survey). If you would like to purchase TRS, please contact your Mercer representative. For country coverage and pricing click here.
Need data for more than one location? Choose to get access to the entire global database or a flexible package based on the countries you select. Learn more about the advantages of a Mercer TRS Membership which include:
Twice a year, Mercer holds survey meetings in each country. The kick off meetings at the beginning of the survey data collection process and the post survey meetings once the survey results are published. Click here for the complete list of events.
TRS Industry Supplements are available in 70 countries and have been designed for organizations that need data for industry-specific jobs (in addition to the cross-industry jobs included in TRS). The schedule (data submission, effective dates and delivery of results) for TRS Industry Supplements is the same as for TRS, so there is no need for additional steps! Find out more here.
We encourage you to contact your Mercer representative to discuss your needs around Industry data.
Complimentary copy of the report upon participation
Pay is extremely important to employees and retaining critical talent is often a top priority. The Salary Movement Snapshot survey (SMS) is conducted four times per year and provides relevant, consistent, and up-to date salary increase data for 90+ markets. With SMS you will also know which markets are expecting high attrition this year, as well as how salary increases vary by performance level, and finally what percentage of employees are expected to receive a promotion.
Don't miss out on your regular Salary Movement Snapshot (SMS) of up-to-date salary increase data and participate now. As a SMS participant you receive a complimentary report for each market for which you provide data.
If you have questions or require assistance, please contact your Mercer representative.
Mercer is pleased to present the 2020 Special Edition, an essential guide to effective decision-making in this time of unprecedented change.
Exclusively for 2020, complemented by the one-of-a-kind country-specific Special Edition Report, the TRS results give you comprehensive information on compensation and benefits around the globe and how companies have been responding to COVID-19. With the Special Edition Reports, we see how the world of compensation and benefits has changed.
Mercer’s annual TRS plus the Special Edition, included in the price, provide organizations
with the best “before and after” picture of the market and serve as a critical resource for 2021 planning in what is proving to be a fluid year for compensation and benefits management.
With the Special Edition Reports we know how companies have been responding to COVID-19 in areas such as:
*MEA and APAC only
For additional information regarding Mercer TRS or to learn how to become a participant, view our complete list of TRS survey contacts or contact one of our regional teams:
T: +65 6398 2323
Australia, New Zealand
T: +612 8864 6985
T: +1 800 333 3070
T: +48 22 434 5383
T: Middle East: +48 22 434 53 83
T: Africa: +27 11 048 14 15
T: +54 11 4000 0954
T: +1 800 333 3070
Resources for existing Mercer clients
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Evaluate salary trends plus key economic & labor market indices by location.
Actual and projected pay increase data at the city and national levels.