US Hospitality Survey

Attract and retain employees for all hospitality roles

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US Hospitality Survey  SKU_662


The hospitality industry today is made up of more than just your traditional hotels. It also includes vacation rentals, gaming and entertainment casinos, boutique properties, cruise lines, and property management organizations. Traditional hotel roles are still critical, but the industry has morphed into jobs that enhance guest experience. Finding the employees you need for all roles and keeping them in place is crucial in the changing market.

Attract and retain top talent with the US Hospitality Survey. Benchmark your compensation strategy against all organizations, or narrow the data by industry sectors, geographic location and property size (revenue). Analyze your management, professional, and hourly employees against 53 jobs across numerous position families and at the property level. Hourly jobs include:

  • Custodial/Cleaning
  • Front Desk Management
  • General Food Service Worker/Crew Member
  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Kitchen Support Services
Is your workforce strategy prepared to keep up with the hospitality industry?

Participation Open: March - May

Results Publish: September

2020 Results Available

  • 53 positions published
  • USD 1,200 – 3,600
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Position list

Sample Report

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  • 2021 Survey Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • survey schedule
  • Position list & sample report
  • participating companies

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • Positions Surveyed: 69
  • Positions Published: 53
  • Organizations: 12
  • Observations: 6,039

Based on data from the 2020 US Hospitality Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base pay
  • Incentive amounts
  • Incentive targets and maximums
  • Rehire salary rate
  • Total cash

Data Analyzed

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Hourly
  • Management
  • Professional

Geographic area

  • Metropolitan
  • National


  • Number of rooms
  • Revenue

Position Families Analyzed

  • Administration, facilities & secretarial
  • Communications & corporate affairs
  • Finance
  • Healthcare/pharmacy services
  • Hospitality (food service & lodging)
  • Human resources
  • IT, telecom & internet
  • Legal, compliance & audit
  • Retail
  • Sales, marketing & product management
  • Supply Chain

2021 Survey Participation

Data Submission Tools

Participate Online
Job Matching Booklet

To participate in this survey, simply click the 'online participation' link above and follow the steps provided. You can 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.

2021 survey participation is now open!

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs. The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. Please submit your completed questionnaire before the deadline to participate in the 2021 survey.

Why should you participate?

  • A discount on survey results! Survey participants lock-in preferred pricing with data submission.
  • Receive an exclusive invitation to survey events, including results webinars 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 see the go-forward state and determine your market position with customized reports that compare your company data to your peers.

2021 survey schedule

  • Participation opens: March 1
  • Participation closes: May 14
  • Results available: August

Participation Webinar

Attend a participation webinar to better understand the submission process and the survey data that is collected.

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2021 survey pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
US Hospitality Survey USD $1,200 USD $3,600


Product Participant Non-Participant
2020 US Hospitality Survey USD 1,200 USD 3,600

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US Hospitality Survey

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Please note:

  • Additional users may be added during checkout for USD 200.
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  • 2020 results now available.

survey schedule

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

Position list & sample report

Position List

View the position list and descriptions included in this HR compensation survey to optimize your ongoing compensation and benchmarking efforts.

Sample Report

View a sample report of this survey to see what's included, and learn how easy it is to streamline your salary benchmarking efforts.

participating companies

View a list of the participating companies included in the 2020 US Hospitality Survey here.

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