US Consumer Goods Compensation Survey

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Innovation in packaging and safety coupled with rapid shifts in customer preferences, such as digital commerce, will be key considerations for the consumer goods industry moving forward. To keep up, companies must adapt and differentiate themselves across the marketplace. Separate your organization from the pack with a compensation strategy that helps you attract and retain experienced professionals as well as those with new skill sets.

Benchmark your talent strategy against executive, management, professional, and para-professional positions within the consumer goods industry using the US Consumer Goods Compensation Survey. Analyze compensation data with metropolitan, regional, or national data scopes to ensure you’re rewarding employees competitively in all locations. Compare your rewards package across 19 position families and numerous industry-specific core positions, such as:

  • Customer Inventory Planning & Management
  • Field Sales
  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Packaging Design Engineer
  • Sales Effectiveness & Analytics
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Trade Marketing
Differentiate yourself from the market with a competitive rewards strategy.

Participation open: March - May

Results publish: September

2021 Results Available

  • 1,899 positions published
  • USD 9,000 – 18,000
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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 9,679
  • # Positions Published: 1,899
  • # Organizations: 236
  • # Observations: 324,043

Based on data from the 2021 US Consumer Goods Compensation Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • FLSA Status
  • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Organization Data
  • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts
  • Years in Organization
  • Years in Position

Data Analyzed

Career Stream included

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Professional
  • Para-Professional

Geographic Area

  • National
  • Metropolitan
  • Regional

Position families analyzed

  • Administration, Facilities & Secretarial
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs
  • Creative & Design
  • Customer Service
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing & Business Intelligence
  • Engineering & Science
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • IT, Telecom & Intranet
  • Legal, Compliance & Audit
  • Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers
  • Production & Skilled Trades
  • Project/Program Management
  • Quality Management
  • Real Estate Management
  • Sales, Marketing & Product Management
  • Supply Chain
  • Services

Industry-Specific Core Positions Included

  • Account Management/Key Accounts
  • Category Management
  • Customer Inventory Planning & Management
  • Sales
  • Manufacturing Finished Goods Demand Analysis & Planning
  • Manufacturing Plant Management
  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Packaging Design Engineering
  • Product Marketing & Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Sales Effectiveness & Analytics
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Trade Marketing


This survey is powered by Mercer Job Library. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details. Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN® , giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.


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Survey Schedule

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

Participating Companies

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Position List & Sample Report

Position List

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Sample Report

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2021 Survey Participation

2021 survey participation is now closed. 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.

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.
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results.
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events.

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