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Global Salary Increase Planning and Budgeting

Conducted annually for nearly 30 years, the Global Salary Increase survey provides the valuable insights necessary to improve a global company's understanding of salary increase trends and the various economic factors that influence those numbers.
Our survey includes over 13,500 employers across 30 industry sectors in 129 countries took part in the survey, making it the largest and most comprehensive survey of its kind in the world.
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
Key Feature
  • Single source of information for global budget planning
  • 129 countries
  • 13,500 employers
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

Click the links below to learn more about the various Global Salary Increase report options:

View a sample of the Global Report.

Countries and industries where data is currently available. (Note: data as of September 2016.)

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