US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database

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Reevaluating rewards strategies is a priority for many companies as they look to secure critical talent, identify equity issues, and make smart investments with salary budgets. Having reliable, relevant market data to inform your pay strategy is essential for making the right employee compensation decisions and securing the right talent.

Representing a broad range of industries, the US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database delivers current insights on pay for your employees across skill levels and career streams — from traditional benchmark positions to emerging roles — with data organized into nine functional modules. Regional benchmark reports are also available with professional and para-professional roles for five metropolitan areas.

Current, reliable data
In light of the economic and workforce changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercer conducted a “data refresh” in July to address any market movement that occurred after the initial survey participation period. You will receive the results of the refresh free with your purchase.

This added step to ensure you have access to the most current, reliable data means you can move forward confidently with your pay decisions knowing that your data accurately reflect the market.

Harness valuable, reliable data for thousands of jobs found in Mercer’s most popular salary survey.

Participation Open: February – April

Results Publish: August


2020 Results Available

  • 4,830 positions published
  • USD 9,350 – 20,500
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Position list

Survey Modules # of Positions Published # of Organizations
Corporate Services & HR 863 2,874
Engineering and Design 481 1,643
Executive 813 2,095
Finance, Accounting, and Legal 895 2,614
Mercer/Gartner IT 1,040 2,350
Logistics and Supply Chain 415 2,095
Manufacturing and Operations 480 1,728
Sales, Marketing, and Communications 802 2,421
Metropolitan Benchmark 2,680 3,086
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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 8,635
  • # Positions Published: 4,830
  • # Organizations: 3,227
  • # Observations: 3,375,026

Based on data from the 2020 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
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing & Business Intelligence
  • Engineering & Science
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Healthcare/Pharmacy Services
  • Hospitality (Food Service & Lodging)
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • IT, Telecom & Intranet
  • Legal, Compliance & Audit
  • Production & Skilled Trades
  • Project/Program Management
  • Quality Management
  • Real Estate Management, Property Development & Investment
  • Sales, Marketing & Product Management
  • Supply Chain

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.

Pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
2020 US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database Survey Suite (Excluding Manufacturing) USD 9,350 USD 18,700
2020 US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database Survey Suite (Including Manufacturing) USD 10,250 USD 20,500

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Additional MBD users: USD 1,000
Additional MBD with Manufacturing users: USD 1,200

Additional buying options are available. Call us to learn how you can lock in rates for two or more years and qualify for additional discounts.

Please note:

  • Individuals or companies using Mercer data for consulting services or commercial purposes are subject to different rates. Please call for more information.
  • 2020 results are available for purchase and will be delivered upon survey release (mid-August).

Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: February 3
  • Participation Deadline: April 24
  • Date Effective: March 1
  • Report Available: August

Participating Companies

View a list of the participating companies included in the 2020 US MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database here.

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.

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2020 Survey Participation

2020 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

  • A discount on survey results!
  • 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.
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