US Chemical Survey

Transform your talent strategy for a competitive edge

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Keeping up with shifts and trends in the chemical industry is no easy task. With accelerated globalization and digitization, understanding how these trends impact the customers you serve requires a passionate and dedicated team of employees. Adopting a competitive compensation strategy that attracts and motivates the right talent to join, stay, and deliver for your organizations is a crucial first step.

See how your compensation strategy stacks up against the competition with the US Chemical Survey. Gauge your market position with comprehensive pay and policy information for 50 positions across all career levels. Analyze your compensation strategy across key chemical industry job families, such as:

  • Lab
  • Engineering
  • Maintenance
  • Process Operations
  • First Line Supervisors & Managers
  • HSE/Regulatory
Are you ready to transform your compensation strategy?

Participation open: August – September

Results publish: December

2019 results available

  • 50 positions
  • USD 2,500
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To better reflect the industry, the US Chemical Survey will be added as a module to the US MTCS: Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector. Make critical employee decisions with confidence. Benchmark your talent strategy by:

  • Net sales revenue
  • Operating expense/budget
  • Pay type
  • Short-term incentive eligibility
  • Annual overtime hours and much more

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

Salary Survey Methodology

Mercer surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations and then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization’s size, structure, geographic region, or a combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations are required in order to report each data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed, ensuring you the highest level of data confidentiality.

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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 50
  • # Positions Published: 50
  • # Organizations: 10
  • # Observations: 14,725

Based on data from the 2019 US Chemical Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Net sales revenue
  • Operating expense/budget
  • Full-time equivalents (FTEs)
  • FLSA Status
  • Full-time/part-time status
  • Union status
  • Education level
  • Standard work day (hours)
  • Overtime pay eligibility (if exempt)
  • Annual overtime amount
  • Annual overtime hours
  • Years of hire
  • Pay type
  • Annual/hourly base salary
  • Annualization factor
  • Mileage rate
  • Annual shift allowance (variable or fixed)
  • Other cash compensation
  • Short-term incentive eligibility
  • Short-term incentive (threshold) as a percent of base pay
  • Short-term incentive (target) as a percent of base pay
  • Short-term incentive (maximum) as a percent of base pay
  • Short-term incentive (actual)
  • STI status for non-receivers
  • Long-term incentive (LTI) eligible
  • Long-term incentive (target) as a percent of base pay
  • Sales incentive eligibility
  • Sales incentive (target) as percent of base pay
  • Sales incentive (actual)

Survey Schedule

  • Data Effective Date: July 1
  • Participation Opens: August 1
  • Participation Deadline: September 1
  • Report Available: November


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2019 US Chemical Survey USD 2,500* N/A

*Please note:

  • This survey is available to participants only. To become a survey participant or with questions about survey participation please contact Rhonda Rhoden at 713 276 2157 or
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