Compensation Surveys

Global Salary Increase Survey

Get valuable insights to improve your global understanding of salary increase trends and the various economic factors that influence those numbers. The 2017 survey includes 14,706 employers across 32 primary industry sectors in 132 countries took part in the survey, making it the largest and most comprehensive survey of its kind in the world.




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Why Participate?

  • Most comprehensive survey of its kind
  • Single source of info for budget planning
  • Provides detailed country results

What You Will Get

  • Global understanding of salary increase trends
  • Understanding of salary structure and promotional increases
  • Special analysis upon request

Survey Overview

Type of Data Collected

  • Overall salary increase budget
  • Merit increase budget
  • General salary increase budget
  • Mandatory merit increases granted
  • Salary structure and promotional increases
  • Global variable pay practices
  • Turnover and retention practices


Global Results

  • Budgets reported by country for all-employee groups
  • Salary structure and promotional increases
  • Global variable compensation design trends including, short-, long-term, and sales incentives
  • Macroeconomic indicators for all countries covered
  • Country economic and political highlights
  • Inflation rates by country are included
  • Industry cuts are reported in the Manufacturing and Services cut reports


Detailed Country Results

  • Budgets reported for all employee groups
  • By company ownership
  • By revenue
  • By industry
  • By # of employees
  • Pay for performance practices and budgets
  • Turnover rates by employee group
  • Retention practices


How Collected Data is Reported

  • Downloadable in PDF formats (Excel format upon request)
  • Special cuts and analysis available upon request

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