Why choose the Australian Total Remuneration Survey (TRS)

One of Australia's largest and most comprehensive remuneration resource features:
 

140+

Countries participating both locally and globally.

 
 

833

Participating Australian organisations.
(35,000+ organisations participating worldwide)

 
 

5,000

Australian jobs surveyed.
(300,000 jobs surveyed globally)

 
 

245,200

Australian incumbents.
(15 Million incumbents around the world)

 
 

   


 

About the Total Remuneration Survey (TRS)

 

With the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, Mercer knows relevant data is critical to organisations. We are monitoring global developments and taking action now to ensure we offer reliable compensation data for our clients in turbulent times.

 

The Mercer Total Remuneration Survey (TRS) provides comprehensive market data on compensation and benefits around the globe, while the Australian edition focuses on the Australian market. Results are easily accessible through our online platform, Mercer WIN®, to help you optimise your compensation plans.

 

This easy-to-use source for comparing compensation and benefits data consistently across geographies provides accurate, high-quality data covering the full rewards package. This gives you a complete picture – from base pay to total remuneration and benefits – at your fingertips.




What's included with TRS:
 

In today’s talent-demand economy, ensuring your compensation plans are aligned to the market – locally, regionally, and globally – is critical to securing the talent you need to be successful. Mercer provides the most comprehensive compensation and benefits databases in the world to assist you with compensation planning and policy development.

 

  • Online access
    The survey results are delivered through Mercer WIN® which allows you to create custom views, analyse data across markets simultaneously, create unlimited peer groups, refine the market, compare your data vs. the market*, combine jobs, export to Excel, and much more!

  • More relevant data
    With new aggregated roll-ups, relationships between jobs becomes clearer – with data that best reflects your jobs and labour markets. From deeply specialised industry roles to combinations of related jobs within the broader talent pool, analyse competitive compensation industry levels, across related industries, or across an entire labour market.

 

  • Survey overview
    An overview of the market pay trends relative to the prior year as well as a summary of the economic, political and labor trends in the country.

  • Benefits and prevalence summary
    A summary of organisations’ remuneration policies, which includes salary budget forecasts, compensation mix by employee groups, short-term and long-term incentive practices, as well as benefits.

  • Actual market data
    Market analysis by job including all remuneration values, helping you determine which jobs are more competitive within the market.
  • Market regression
    Market analysis by Position Class (Mercer’s International Position Evaluation (IPE) methodology for job evaluation) for each of the major components of total remuneration.

  • Custom analysis
    Custom statistics tailored to your needs, based on peer groups, industry, revenue size, total employees, and more, using Mercer WIN®.


 

Looking for more information?
 

Learn more about Mercer's Total Remuneration Survey (TRS) and how you can participate with Mercer's salary benchmarking surveys.

 

  • Product overview

    Introduction

    Product overview

    Product Overview


    Mercer's Total Remuneration Survey is made up of multiple components providing a complete picture of total remuneration data.


     

    1.

    Base salary

    Monthly base salary times the number of months guaranteed.

    2.

    Total guaranteed cash compensation

    Base salary plus the annualised value of guaranteed allowances.

    3.

    Total cash compensation

    Total guaranteed cash compensation plus the annualised value of short-term incentive, sales incentive, profit sharing or other incentive awards.


     

    4.

    Total direct compensation

    Total cash compensation plus the annualised value of any long-term incentive awards, valued using Black-Scholes methodology for appreciation-based awards.
     

    5.

    Total remuneration

    Total direct compensation plus the annualised value of benefits.

    6.

    Total employment cost

    Total guaranteed cash compensation plus the annualised value of benefits.


    Country Coverage

     

    Mercer TRS covers over 140 countries around the world!
     

    Using Mercer TRS, get accurate, high-quality data covering the full rewards package — everything from base salary, total cash, and total remuneration — for a complete picture … at your fingertips.

     

    In today’s talent-demand economy, ensuring your compensation plans are aligned to the market – locally, regionally, and globally – is critical to securing the talent you need to be successful. Mercer provides most comprehensive compensation and benefits databases in the world to assist you with compensation planning and policies development.

     

    The Mercer Total Remuneration Surveys (TRS) provide comprehensive market data on compensation and benefits around the globe. Results are easily accessible through our online platform, Mercer WIN®, to help you optimize your compensation plans. With Mercer TRS, you will benefit from:
     

    • Global coverage: TRS covers over 8000 cross-industry jobs from executives to para-professional levels in more than 140 countries, covering the full remuneration package.
    • Consistency: TRS provides market data on compensation and benefits around the globe with the same methodology applied in all countries. TRS is underpinned with Mercer Job Library position coding and International Position Evaluation (IPE) systems for global consistency.
    • Reliability: Consistent participation each year which creates a solid representation of the market trends.
    • Versatility: Through Mercer WIN you can analyze the survey results according to your needs and conduct “what if” analysis to instantly measure your competitiveness against the market.
       
  • Product details

    About

    Product details

    Product Details


    Mercer's Total Remuneration Survey includes a vast range of features:


     

    Online access

    The survey results are delivered through Mercer WIN® which allows you to create custom views, analyse data across markets simultaneously, create unlimited peer groups, refine the market, compare your data vs. the market*, combine jobs, export to Excel, and much more!
     

    More relevant data

    With new aggregated roll-ups, relationships between jobs becomes clearer – with data that best reflects your jobs and labour markets. From deeply specialised industry roles to combinations of related jobs within the broader talent pool, analyse competitive compensation industry levels, across related industries, or across an entire labour market.
     

    Survey overview

    An overview of the market pay trends relative to the prior year as well as a summary of the economic, political and labor trends in the country.
     



     

    Benefits & prevalence summary

    A summary of organisations’ remuneration policies, which includes salary budget forecasts, compensation mix by employee groups, short-term and long-term incentive practices, as well as benefits.
     

    Actual market data

    Market analysis by job including all remuneration values, helping you determine which jobs are more competitive within the market.
     

    Market regression

    Market analysis by Position Class (Mercer’s International Position Evaluation (IPE) methodology for job evaluation) for each of the major components of total remuneration.
     



     

    Custom analysis

    Custom statistics tailored to your needs, based on peer groups, industry, revenue size, total employees, and more, using Mercer WIN®.
     

    * Only available for participants
     

  • Sample report

    Download

    Sample report

    Sample Report


    Download a sample of Mercer's Total Remuneration Survey (TRS):

     

  • Industry supplements

    Insight

    Industry supplements

    Industry supplements

     

    In today’s talent-demand economy, ensuring your compensation plans are aligned to the market – locally, regionally, and globally – is critical to securing the talent you need to be successful. Mercer provides most comprehensive compensation and benefits databases in the world to assist you with compensation planning and policies development.

     

    • TRS Industry Supplements are available in 70 countries and have been designed for organizations that need data for industry-specific jobs (in addition to the cross-industry jobs included in TRS). The schedule (data submission, effective dates and delivery of results) for TRS Industry Supplements is the same as for TRS, so there is no need for additional steps! Find out more here.
    • We encourage you to contact your Mercer representative to discuss your needs around Industry data.
       
  • Salary movement snapshot

    Salary

    Salary movement snapshot

    Salary movement snapshot

     

    Complimentary copy of the report upon participation

     

    Pay is extremely important to employees and retaining critical talent is often a top priority. The Salary Movement Snapshot survey (SMS) is conducted four times per year and provides relevant, consistent, and up-to date salary increase data for 90+ markets. With SMS you will also know which markets are expecting high attrition this year, as well as how salary increases vary by performance level, and finally what percentage of employees are expected to receive a promotion. 

     

    Don't miss out on your regular Salary Movement Snapshot (SMS) of up-to-date salary increase data and participate now. As a SMS participant you receive a complimentary report for each market for which you provide data.

     

    If you have questions or require assistance, please contact your Mercer representative.
     

    Workforce rewards and incentives
  • Survey schedule

    Schedule

    Survey schedule

    Survey schedule

     

    Mercer TRS pricing varies by country and by an organisation’s participation status (did or did not submit data for the survey). If you would like to purchase TRS, please contact your Mercer representative. For country coverage and pricing click here.

     

    Need data for more than one location? Choose to get access to the entire global database or a flexible package based on the countries you select. Learn more about the advantages of a Mercer TRS Membership which include:
     

    • Preferential pricing.
    • A dedicated account manager.
    • Global administration and coordination of participation, invoicing, and delivery.
    • Attendance at annual meetings.
    • Webcast "refresher courses" on Mercer WIN® – an online data analysis tool – as well as other trainings.

     

     

  • Local meetings

    Be involved

    Local meetings

    Local meetings

     

    Twice a year, Mercer holds survey meetings in each country. The kick off meetings at the beginning of the survey data collection process and the post survey meetings once the survey results are published. Click here for the complete list of events.

     


 

Purchase survey
 

By purchasing Mercer's Total Remuneration Survey (TRS) and opting to become a participant you not only become a part of this local and global research community you can also reduce your cost in accessing the survey.

Australia

Participant*

$6,800Ex GST

Pricing in USD

Non-participant

$13,600Ex GST

Pricing in USD

New Zealand

Participant*

$3,600Ex GST

Pricing in USD

Non-participant

$7,200Ex GST

Pricing in USD



Please note: Pricing quoted will be converted to AUD on invoice and applicable tax added.

* By subscribing to this review, you will be required to participate and contribute data to this survey on an annual basis.. Additional subscription benefits are also included as part of this package.

 

 

 

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