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Compensation Planning and Practices Survey

This invaluable resource provides organizations with information on current and projected merit and salary increase budgets and structure movements. It also provides prevalence data on a variety of administrative practices and short- and long- term variable pay programs.


Survey Features

Data Collected
  • Salary budget information, including frequency
  • Merit increase and promotion budgets
  • Pay philosophies regarding base pay
  • Funding practices for pay increases
  • Policies and practices for lump sum pay increases
  • Structure adjustment budgets and practices
  • Short-term incentive program eligibility, types of programs, budgets, payout measures and timing
  • Long-term incentive program eligibility and types of programs
Data Comparison Survey data is provided by employee group (non-exempt, exempt non-management, management and executive)
Data Format Available for download in PDF format. Sample Page
Participants Over 150 participants in the New England area
Survey Schedule

Please note that dates are subject to change

Survey Questionnaire Distributed: September
Participation Deadline: October
Survey Distribution: December

Other Survey Features
  • Survey results are provided to participating TSG members at no cost
  • 100% Employer-Reported Data
  • Includes trend data for past 5 years