National Municipal Compensation Survey

Evaluate your talent strategy with ease

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Understanding pay levels for the positions you need in your municipality is critical for securing current and future employees.

Gain the insights you need to attract and retain the top talent with the National Municipal Compensation Survey. Design competitive compensation plans with data collected for approximately 240 jobs from municipal organizations across Canada. Harness this data to analyze your compensation strategy across geographic location, municipal size, and position families. Data collected includes:

  • Allowances
  • Job rates
  • Performance pay
  • Policies and practices
  • And more
Are you ready for a competitive talent strategy?

Participation open: May – June

Results publish: September

2020 results available September

  • 240 positions (approximation)
  • CAD 2,500 – 9,000
  • Overview
  • Detalhe do produto
  • 2020 Survey Participation
  • Schedule


Now for the first time, compare pay levels and practices across Canadian municipalities! This new survey, alongside its counterpart, the Ontario Municipal Compensation Survey (OMCS) and will be available in both French and English. The survey will complement the existing OMCS survey, until the two surveys merge together in 2021.

Delivered in fully customizable formats

Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters — including geography, size, and more. Efficiently organize and analyze the information with Mercer WIN, which enables you to:

  • Change pay elements to support the right level of analysis.
  • Perform function and career-level analysis.
  • Export your data for integration into other systems (data also available as an Excel file).
  • Run presentation-quality detailed or summary reports.

Salary Survey Methodology

Mercer’s salary surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date HR metrics and market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations. It is then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization’s size, structure, geographic region, or any combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations is required in order to report each Mercer data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed, ensuring that you always receive the highest level of data confidentiality.

Detalhe do produto

Survey statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 243
  • # Positions Published: To be announced
  • # Organizations: To be announced
  • # Observations: To be announced

Data collected

  • Allowances
  • Full-time job rates
  • Hours of work
  • Job rates
  • Market premiums
  • Overtime eligibility
  • Part-time job rates
  • Performance pay
  • Policies and practices

Data analyzed

Geographic Area

  • National
  • Province
  • Regional


  • Number of employees
  • Operating budget
  • Population

Position families analyzed

  • Community services
  • Corporate services
  • Development services
  • Emergency services
  • Municipality administration
  • Public works

2020 Survey Participation

Data de envio da ferramenta

questionário de remuneração
Ontario Questionnaire

To participate in a survey, simply download, complete, and submit the compensation questionnaire provided above. 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.

2020 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 2020 survey.

Although organizations are not required to participate in the survey in order to purchase results, participants enjoy these key benefits:

  • Discounted survey results
  • Exclusive invitations to attend webcasts and meetings in which Mercer consultants review survey results and field questions related directly to your organization
  • Inclusion in survey results allows you to easily determine your market position using customized reports that compare your data to that of your peers

2020 Survey schedule

  • Participation opens: May 4
  • Participation closes: June 22
  • Results available: September

Participation Webcasts

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

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2020 Pricing

2020 National Municipal Compensation Survey (municipality population < 50,000) CAD 2,500
2020 National Municipal Compensation Survey (municipality population > 50,000) CAD 4,500

2020 National Municipal Compensation Survey (municipality population < 50,000) CAD 5,000
2020 National Municipal Compensation Survey (municipality population > 50,000) CAD 9,000


  • Participation Opens: May 4
  • Participation Deadline: June 22
  • Date Effective: June 1
  • Report Available: September
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  • Sub TitleEvaluate your talent strategy with ease
  • Short DescriptionData collected for approximately 240 jobs from municipal organizations across Canada.