US Mercer SIRS® – Short-Term Incentive and Long-Term Incentive (STI/LTI) Report

Go beyond base pay to incent the results your company needs

US Mercer SIRS Short-Term Incentive and Long-Term Incentive (STI/LTI) Report SKU_366

Balancing short-term priorities and results while also incentivizing long-term strategy is a complex process. Understanding the right levers to pull in order to drive the activity your company needs to be successful could be the difference between attracting top talent or losing that talent to your competitors.

Understand how your company’s incentive solutions stack up to the market with the US Mercer SIRS® – Short-Term Incentive and Long-Term Incentive Report. Leverage data to learn how to keep your employees engaged to deliver against both short-term priorities and long-term results. Covering four major industries (Airline and Transportation, Consumer Products, High Technology – STEM, and Life Sciences) assess your incentive solutions across key components, such as:

  • Base pay.
  • STI eligibility.
  • STI target % and payout.
  • LTI target % and payout.
  • Target and actual total cash compensation.
  • Target and actual total direct compensation.
Do you have the total direct compensation package necessary to stand out?
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This report provides data for all employment levels, varying from support to upper management, based on organizations who participated in the SIRS Benchmark Survey. Whether your company is publicly traded or non-profit, this report provides information to help revamp your short- and long-term incentive plans.

This survey is built upon a time-tested, level, and logical salary benchmarking system that helps clients maximize the potential of their compensation strategy, regardless of organizational structure. The SIRS system assesses organizational structure against industry norms, evaluating for external competitiveness while highlighting issues of internal equity.

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, industry, company size, and more. Efficiently organize and analyze the information with Mercer WIN, which enables you to:

  • Compare job descriptions side by side.
  • 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 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.

Detalhe do produto

Survey Statistics

  • # Organizations: 559
  • # Observations: 958,999

Based on data from the 2019 US Short-Term Incentive and Long-Term Incentive (STI/LTI) Report.

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • STI Eligibility
  • STI Target % and payout
  • LTI Target % and payout
  • Target and Actual Total Cash Compensation
  • Target and Actual Total Direct Compensation

Data Analyzed

  • Airline and Transportation
  • Consumer Products
  • High Technology – STEM
  • Life Sciences
Employee Category
  • Management
  • Non-management
  • Support

Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: March 16
  • Participation Deadline: May 1
  • Date Effective: April 1
  • Report Available: September


Product Participant Non-Participant
2019 US Mercer SIRS® – Short-Term Incentive and Long-Term Incentive (STI/LTI) Report USD 1,600 N/A

Please note:

  • Pricing may vary for multi-entity organizations.
  • Individuals or companies using Mercer data for consulting services or commercial purposes are subject to different rates. Please call for more information.

2020 survey participation

2020 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is 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:

  • 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.
  • The ability to see your data aligned with the market when results are produced in Mercer WIN®, our interactive product delivery platform. Mercer WIN also gives you the ability to create custom reports and peer groups to see how you compare to other companies
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