US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey: Consumer Products Industry

Stand out with a competitive rewards strategy

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Globalization and digitization are changing the consumer products industry. To keep up, companies must adapt and differentiate themselves across the marketplace. Separate your company from the pack by capitalizing on a crucial component of your business — your employees.

With the Consumer Products section of the US Mercer SIRS® Benchmark Survey, analyze compensation data with metropolitan, regional, or national data scopes to ensure you’re rewarding employees competitively in all locations. Benchmark your talent strategy against 724 surveyed positions within the consumer products industry to attract, keep, and motivate the talent you need to be successful. Compare your rewards package against 82 industry-specific organizations through several job categories, such as:

  • Administrative
  • Management
  • Support
  • Technical/Licensed
Differentiate yourself from the market with a competitive rewards strategy.
  • Overview
  • Detalhe do produto
  • Survey Schedule
  • Position List
  • Participating Companies
  • Ordering
  • 2020 survey participation


This survey focuses on developers, manufacturers, marketers, and distributors of a broad range of consumer products:

  • Food
  • Cosmetics
  • Cleaning
  • Footwear
  • Apparel
  • Retail
  • Over–the–counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals

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

  • # Positions Surveyed: 724
  • # Positions Published: 724
  • # Organizations: 82
  • # Observations: 118,389
  • Based on data from the 2019 US Mercer SIRS - Benchmark Survey: Consumer Products Industry. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

    ALL SIRS Benchmark Industries

  • # Positions Surveyed: 1,105
  • # Positions Published: 1,105
  • # Organizations: 631
  • # Observations: 1,929,464
  • Based on data from the 2019 US Mercer SIRS® – Benchmark Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

    Data Collected

    • Base Pay
    • FLSA Status
    • Job Titles
    • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
    • Organization Data
    • Salary Range and Grade
    • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts
    • Sales Incentive Eligibility and Grants
    • Total Cash Compensation

    Data Analyzed

    Job Categories Analyzed

    • Administrative
    • Management
    • Support
    • Technical/Licensed

    Geographic Area

    • Metropolitan Area
    • National
    • Regional

    Benchmark Families Analyzed

    Cross Industry Job Families

    • Administrative Services
    • Communications
    • Contracts
    • Environmental, Health & Safety
    • Facilities
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology
    • Legal & Regulatory
    • Library Sciences
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Security
    • Strategy & Planning
    • Supply Chain
    • Technical Product Support

    Industry Specific Job Families

    • Airline operations
    • Airport operations
    • Engineering & Sciences Support
    • Engineering & Sciences
    • Flight
    • Manufacturing
    • Quality

    Survey Schedule

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

    Position List

    View the position list included in this survey.

    Participating Companies

    • Amy's Kitchen, Inc.
    • Avon Products, Inc
    • Bayer AG - Consumer Health Division
    • Bel Brands USA
    • BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    • Califia Farms, LLC
    • Cargill, Incorporated
    • Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    • Clif Bar & Company
    • Colgate-Palmolive Company
    • Core-Mark International
    • DSM Nutritional Products
    • Edgewell Personal Care
    • Energizer Holdings, Inc.
    • FIJI Water Company
    • GE Appliances, a Haier Company
    • Gehl Foods, LLC
    • Givaudan US
    • Hallmark Cards, Inc.
    • Hallmark Cards, Inc. - Crayola, LLC
    • Haworth, Inc.
    • Henkel Corporation
    • Inspire Brands
    • J.D. Irving, Ltd. - Cavendish Farms
    • J.D. Irving, Ltd. - Irving Consumer Products
    • Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    • JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
    • Kao USA, Inc.
    • Kellogg Company
    • Kellogg Company - Frozen Foods
    • Kellogg Company - Kashi
    • Kellogg Company - Morning Foods
    • Kellogg Company - North America
    • Kellogg Company - Snacks
    • Kellogg Company - Specialty Channels
    • Kellogg Company - US
    • Keurig Dr Pepper
    • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    • Kimberly-Clark Corporation - Consumer
    • L'Oreal USA
    • Mars Food- US
    • Mars Petcare- US
    • Mars Wrigley Confectionary - Americas
    • Mars, Incorporated - Mars North America
    • Mary Kay, Inc.
    • Mary Kay, Inc. - US Division
    • Mattel, Inc.
    • Nestle USA, Inc.
    • Newell Brands, Inc.
    • Nike, Inc.
    • Nike, Inc. - Converse, Inc.
    • PepsiCo, Inc.
    • Pfizer, Inc. - Consumer Healthcare
    • POM Wonderful
    • Reckitt Benckiser, Inc.
    • Reynolds American, Inc.
    • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    • Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
    • Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. - Hardware & Home Improvement
    • Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. - Home & Personal Care Appliances
    • Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. - Pet Home & Garden
    • Steelcase, Inc.
    • T. Marzetti Company
    • Teleflora
    • The Clorox Company
    • The Coca-Cola Company
    • The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
    • The Honest Company, Inc.
    • The Walt Disney Company - Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
    • The Wonderful Company
    • The Wonderful Company - Roll Law Group
    • VF Corporation
    • VF Corporation - JanSport
    • VF Corporation - Smartwool
    • VF Corporation - The North Face
    • VF Corporation - Timberland
    • VF Corporation - Vans
    • VF Corporation - VF Imagewear
    • VF Corporation - VF Jeanswear
    • VF Corporation - VF Sportswear
    • Warner Bros.
    • Wonderful Sales


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    • All geographic locations including city and state
    • Market selections including revenue, headcount, organization ownership, and more
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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 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
    • Sub TitleStand out with a competitive rewards strategy
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    • Short DescriptionAnalyze salary data for 800+ positions in the consumer products industry.
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