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Making your company and your jobs more attractive in today's hyper-competitive labor market starts with reliable and relevant compensation data. When you're trying to understand where you need to focus your budget, and on what jobs; getting pay right is essential to be considered by potential candidates as well as keeping your current employees.

Built on over 20 years of experience and a broad range of industries, the US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database delivers salary survey data organized into nine functional modules providing you a one-stop shop for current and trusted industry insights. Enhance your talent strategy with information across skill levels and career streams, from traditional roles to emerging positions. With employee compensation data from 4.8 million incumbents, you can confidently assess your rewards strategy more efficiently and effectively, giving you the competitive edge for talent.

Harness valuable, reliable compensation benchmarking data for thousands of jobs in Mercer's most comprehensive salary survey.
Survey Modules # of Positions Published # of Organizations
Corporate Services & HR 973 2,983
Engineering and Design 811 2,175
Executive 974 2,489
Finance, Accounting, and Legal 1,027 2,887
Mercer/Gartner IT 1,157 2,683
Logistics and Supply Chain 505 2,389
Manufacturing and Operations 568 2,025
Sales, Marketing, and Communications 947 2,720
Metropolitan Benchmark 3,196 3,165

Note: Table above is based off of 2021 compensation survey stats

Participation open: March - May

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: August


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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 9,679
  • # Positions Published: 5,684
  • # Organizations: 3,271
  • # Observations: 4,884,281

Based on data from the 2021 US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database. 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

Industry

  • 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

Geographic Area

  • National
  • Metropolitan
  • Regional

Organizational Size

  • Assets
  • Gross Premiums
  • Net Revenue
  • Operating Expenses/Budget
  • Revenue/Sales
  • Total Employment

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Professional
  • Para-Professional

Position Families Analyzed

  • Administration, Facilities & Secretarial
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs
  • Construction
  • Creative & Design
  • Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing, & Business Intelligence
  • Engineering & Science
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Healthcare/Pharmacy Services
  • Hospitality (Food Service & Lodging)
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • IT, Telecom & Internet
  • Legal, Compliance & Audit
  • Media
  • Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers
  • Project/Program Management
  • Production & Skilled Trades
  • Quality Management
  • Real Estate Management, Property Development & Investment
  • Retail
  • Supply Chain
  • Sales, Marketing & Product Management
  • Transportation Services

Position Sub-families

  • Administration & Secretarial
  • Facilities Management & Planning
  • Facilities Refurbishment, Repair & Maintenance
  • Facilities/Grounds, Custodial, Cleaning & Laundry
  • Property, Facilities & Asset Security
  • Library Services
  • Safety Services
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs Leadership
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs Generalists
  • Employee Communications & Collaboration
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Investor Relations
  • Construction Leadership
  • Construction Planning, Design & Delivery
  • Product Creative/Industrial Design
  • Media/Communications Creative & Design
  • Web/New Media Creative & User Interface Design
  • Advertising Creative, Design & Production
  • Architecture & Interior/Landscape Design
  • Customer Service & Contact Center Operations Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Customer Relationship Management, Issue Resolution & Account Activation
  • Contact Center Operations & Training
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing, & Business Intelligence Management
  • Data Analytics & Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Internal Data Engineering & Warehousing
  • Back-End Transaction/Data Processing
  • Joint Engineering & Science Technical Leadership
  • Technical Product Development/Research Operations
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Design Services
  • Science
  • Science Technical Research
  • Science Research & Quality Laboratory Services
  • Engineering Technologists & Technicians
  • Finance & Accounting Leadership
  • Finance Generalists
  • Financial Control
  • Management Accounting
  • Accounting
  • Tax
  • Treasury
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Credit & Collections
  • General Management
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Physician Services
  • Nursing Services
  • Behavioral Health/Social Services
  • Personal Care Services
  • Restaurant & Hotel/Resort Operations
  • Non-Restaurant Food Service Provider Operations
  • Food & Beverage Preparation/Table Service
  • Food Planning & Development
  • Human Resources Leadership
  • Human Resources Generalists
  • Mobility
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Human Resources Operations
  • Payroll
  • Employee/Labor Relations & Diversity
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management & Organization Development
  • Training & Development (Internal)
  • Underwriting & Loss Control
  • Claims Services
  • IT, Telecom & Internet Leadership
  • IT, Telecom & Internet Generalists
  • Information Systems Architecture
  • IT Business Systems Analysts
  • IT Systems Configuration & Programming
  • IT Applications Development
  • IT Security
  • IT Infrastructure & Systems Administration
  • Information Systems Administration & Reporting
  • IT User Support
  • Information Systems Operations & Production Control
  • IT Consulting
  • Software Product Engineering
  • Telecommunications Network Planning, Operations & Site Acquisition
  • Corporate Compliance & Legal Leadership
  • Legal & Compliance Management
  • Legal
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Internal Audit
  • Fraud Detection & Prevention
  • Compliance
  • Environmental and Employee Health & Safety
  • Media Advertising Operations
  • Finance & Accounting (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Human Resources (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Supply Chain & Logistics (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • IT Infrastructure & Applications (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Internet/E-Commerce (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Data Management, Processing & Analytics (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Banking & Finance (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • Content Development (Outsourcing & Global Capability Centers)
  • General Business Project/Program Management
  • Technical Project/Program Management
  • Manufacturing Plant Management
  • Manufacturing Production, Processing & Assembly
  • Production Planning & Control
  • Machine Operations
  • Repair & Maintenance Trades
  • Heavy Equipment & Construction Trades
  • Quality Management Leadership
  • Business Process/Service Quality
  • Manufacturing/Product Quality
  • Supplier Quality
  • General Business Quality Management
  • General Real Estate Management
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Acquisition, Planning & Development
  • Merchandising
  • Supply Chain Leadership
  • Supply Chain Planning & Operations
  • Procurement
  • Logistics
  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Import/Export & Customs Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Product Management Leadership
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Marketing Generalists
  • Product Marketing & Management
  • Advertising & Marketing Communications
  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Field Sales & Account Management
  • Account & Client Management
  • Sales Training
  • Sales Operations/Administration
  • General Transportation Services
  • Road Transportation
  • Air Transportation

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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