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Get the latest insights, trends and pay data with Mercer’s Rail Industry Remuneration Review. Tracking across rail and resources, infrastructure, construction and transportation sectors, the report provides empirical data benchmarked across Australia.



Rail Remuneration Review




Attract and retain top talent 


Stay up to date on the industry pay standards to ensure that your rewards packages remain cost effective and competitive in the marketplace.

The report covers over 120 industry-specific roles in the following Mercer Job Families:

  • Engineering & Science - Engineering
  • Legal, Compliance & Audit - Compliance
  • Supply Chain - Rail Transportation
  • Production & Skilled Trades - Repair & Maintenance Trades
  • Human Resources - Training & Development (Internal)


About Rail Industry Remuneration Review




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Learn more about Mercer's Rail Industry Remuneration Review (RIRR) and how you can participate with Mercer's salary benchmarking surveys.


  • Product overview


    Product overview

    Product Overview


    Mercer’s Australian Rail Industry Remuneration Review entitles you to a broad range of benefits including: 

    • Ready to use remuneration reports in Microsoft Excel
    • Annual data release in December 
    • The ability to run customised analysis and refine the data by peer group and location using Mercer WIN®
    • Submit your data at a time convenient to you using our award-winning Mercer Data Connector submission platform.


  • Product details


    Product details

    Product Details

    Mercer's Australian Rail Remuneration Review includes a vast range of features:


    Survey Statistics (2020)

    • Number of organisations: 47
    • Number of observations: 6,160



    Data collected

    • Base salary
    • Employment cost (fixed pay)
    • Roster data for operational roles
    • Allowances and uplifts including residential based allowances
    • Leave loading
    • Other cash allowances
    • Total cash
    • Total remuneration


    • Actual incentive/bonus
    • Target incentive/bonus
    • Maximum incentive/bonus
    • Additional car price
    • Car allowance
    • Car benefit value
    • Car purchase price
    • Other FBT benefits
    • Other FBT-Free benefits


    • Parking
    • Salary sacrifice - Total
    • Superannuation - Defined benefit
    • Superannuation - Defined contribution
    • Target commission
    • Value of FBT.

    Data analysed by

    • Annual Revenue
    • Incumbent location (State)
    • Number of employees
    • Predominant company activity
    • Organisation type
    • Site location (remote, regional metro).



  • Survey schedule


    Survey schedule

    Survey schedule


    • Data submission dates: Ongoing (end of September cut-off)
    • Survey Published: December

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By purchasing Mercer's Rail Industry Remuneration Review and opting to become a participant, not only do you become part of the local and global research community, you also reduce the cost in accessing the survey for your organisation.

Rail Industry Remuneration Review  (RIRR)

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AUD $4,290 Ex GST

Additional Mercer WIN log ins available *

AUD $725.00 Ex GST (Annual license fee)


AUD $8,580 Ex GST

* By subscribing to this review, you will be required to participate and contribute data to this survey on an annual basis..




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