US Mercer Turnover Survey

A robust employee retention strategy starts with key insights

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As an HR professional, you know that managing employee turnover is essential to the short- and long-term success of your organization. While some turnover may be beneficial by way of revitalizing or fine-tuning your workforce, it can also bring about unexpected interruption to ongoing projects, succession planning setbacks, and costly recruiting cycles. Understanding turnover rate norms and where your organization’s metrics may not align to the market is a good way to start optimizing your talent management strategies to ensure retention of critical employees and skills.

Optimize your current and future strategies with the US Mercer Turnover Survey. Using data on voluntary turnover, involuntary turnover, and retirement turnover statistics, compare your organization against your competitors. Identify turnover rates across numerous skill levels. Benchmark your talent strategy against all organizations, or narrow the data by the following turnover metrics:

  • Industry
  • Region
  • Employee group
  • Job function
Are you ready to minimize your company’s turnover?

Participation open: TBD – TBD

Results publish: TBD

2019 Results Available

  • 128 organizations
  • USD 350 – 1,050
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Survey Statistics

  • # Organizations: 128

Based on data from the 2019 US Mercer Turnover Survey.

Data Collected

  • Involuntary Turnover
  • Retirement Separations
  • Voluntary Turnover

Data Analyzed


  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • High Tech
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics
  • Mining & Metals
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other Non-Manufacturing
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Services (Non-Financial)
  • Transportation Equipment


  • North Central
  • Northeast
  • South Central
  • Southeast
  • West Coast

Employee Group

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Professional
  • Para-professional

Job Function

  • Contact Center/Customer Service
  • Engineering
  • Finance, Accounting, and Legal
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing and Operations
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Sales
  • Other

Want to understand turnover trends in Canada too? Access the Canada Mercer Turnover Survey for key insights on turnover by type, industry, and employee group in Canada.

Survey results are delivered in a published PDF format to your account under My Downloads.


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2019 Participation

2019 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

  • A discount on survey results!
  • An exclusive invitation to survey events - attend results webcasts and meetings where Mercer consultants will review the results and identify market trends and factors. You'll also be able to ask questions directly related to your organization.
  • Ensure your data is included in the market results - easily determine your market position with customized reports that compare your company data to your peers.

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Perils and Pitfalls of Relying on Turnover Cost Estimates

HR and other leaders routinely seek to benchmark turnover costs, often using standard “rule-of-thumb” estimates. However, such estimates can be misleading because of the way they are calculated. This article looks at the costs and potential benefits of turnover, uses case studies to demonstrate variation in impact, and discusses how employers can more effectively assess the impact of turnover in their own workforces.

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Participating Companies

  • 1st Source Bank
  • ACV Auctions
  • Adama
  • Advance Local
  • Advantek
  • Allnex USA
  • Amica Mutual Insurance Company
  • Aramco USA
  • Argonaut Gold
  • Ascent Resources
  • Avon Products
  • Bank of Hawaii
  • Bar-S Foods
  • Beiersdorf
  • Belk
  • BevMo!
  • Blue Diamond Growers
  • Boral North America
  • Broward County Government
  • California Casualty Management Company
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Catholic Financial Life
  • Centro
  • Children's Hospital of Orange County
  • Chobani
  • Christian Dior Couture
  • Cimarex Energy Co.
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • CMA CGM (America)
  • CMC Americas
  • CNSI
  • CSA Group
  • DBM Global
  • DCP Midstream
  • Department of Defense
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Enable Midstream Partners
  • EOG Resources
  • Exotic Metals Forming Company
  • Express
  • FBL Financial Group
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Ferrellgas
  • First Business Financial Services
  • Franklin International
  • Fresenius Kabi USA
  • Greenheck Fan
  • HDR
  • Herschel Supply
  • Hikvision USA
  • Hitachi Capital America
  • Hoshizaki America
  • Hunt Companies
  • IKEA United States
  • Ingram Content Group
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • Johns Hopkins HealthCare
  • Kansas City Southern Railway
  • KGHM International
  • Kia Motors America
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Klein Tools
  • Knoxville Utilities Board
  • Koch Enterprises
  • Kohl's
  • Laredo Petroleum Holdings
  • Leprino Foods Company
  • Lighthouse Global
  • Lineage Logistics
  • Livingston International
  • LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
  • M. A. Mortenson Company
  • Madison Square Garden Company
  • Marshfield Clinic Health System
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Mastronardi Produce USA
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Michigan Auto Insurance Placement Facility
  • Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA)
  • Modern Woodmen of America
  • Motiva Enterprises
  • Mr. Cooper
  • National Fuel Gas Company
  • National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance (NRUCFC)
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nitel
  • Oglethorpe Power
  • OnDeck
  • Pethealth
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Prime Therapeutics
  • Princeton Community Hospital
  • QIC
  • Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
  • Reflexion Health
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Regions Financial
  • Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company
  • Rite Aid
  • Safelite Autoglass
  • Sanford Health
  • Selective Insurance Group
  • Shionogi
  • Shiseido Americas Corporation
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)
  • Starr Companies
  • State Auto Insurance Company
  • Swire Pacific Offshore
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • The Jackson Laboratory
  • Toshiba America Energy Systems
  • TPC Group
  • Truman Medical Centers
  • United States Olympic Committee
  • Vestas Americas
  • Victorian Finance
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Volvo Car USA
  • Washington Education Telecommunications Association (WETA)
  • Waste Management
  • WeWork
  • William Marsh Rice University
  • World Vision
  • Wright Medical Group N.V.
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