US Magna Total Compensation Survey

Evaluate your talent strategy

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In collaboration with Magna International, a leading global automotive supplier, Mercer’s Magna Total Compensation Survey provides the salary data you need to evaluate your talent strategy. Reduce turnover and remain competitive with data for over 50 locations.

This survey collects total compensation data from 700+ organizations. Critical data is included across three main areas of the total rewards package:

  • Compensation: Base salary, short- and long-term incentives, FLSA status, and more.
  • Benefits: All employer-sponsored benefit plans, such as retirement/savings plans (defined benefit, defined contribution, stock purchase plans), health/group plans (medical, dental, and life with employee contributions at each level of coverage and COBRA rates), and time loss (paid leave plans, sick leave, short- and long-term disability).
  • Pay Practices: Shift operations and pay differentials, work week hours, overtime rates, and job rate progression.

Position your talent strategy to attract and retain top talent.

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Please note that the US Magna Total Compensation Survey will no longer be conducted.

Magna has been collecting compensation data for over 25 years to help you benchmark your company against your competitors. Learn exactly what to pay your employees across all skill levels and career streams within your unique market. Survey participation is required to receive results from this survey. For details on survey participation, please consult the participation tab found on this page.

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.


  • Questionnaire available: February 13
  • Participation information session: February 28
  • Data submission deadline: April 19
  • Results published: August
  • Results meeting: September


Mark Bowling
Compensation Survey Manager

Customer Service
800 333 3070

David McCaw
Benefits Survey Manager

Customer Service

2019 Participation

2019 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is required to get your results. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

  • 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.


Please contact Mark Bowling at to inquire about becoming a member/participant.

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