Organizations participating worldwide


Jobs surveyed globally


Incumbents around the world


Organizations in Norway


Jobs surveyed in Norway


Incumbents in Norway

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Making employee compensation decisions in complexity

It’s a complicated time to attract and retain talent. When it comes to employee compensation – a fundamental tool in the workforce rewards toolbox – there are now arguably more factors to consider than at any other time:


  • How do you know you are paying fairly across your geographically diverse locations? 
  • Are you over- or under-paying against industry standards? 
  • How do you balance market-wide wage stagnation with compensating becoming a resignation impetus?
  • How do you assemble the elements you need to build a market-leading employee rewards program? 
  • When is the right time to do an employee compensation audit? 
  • Can you justify your employee compensation decisions? 
  • What does a good employee compensation strategy look like now?
  • Given all the factors in flux, do you need the expertise of a compensation consultant?

The global talent scarcity means your compensation plans need not only to be robust, but stand out – locally, regionally, and across the world.   


Mercer can partner with you to answer all these critical questions and more with our total remuneration data, and consultant services.

Why do organizations across the world choose Mercer's Total Remuneration Survey data for their employee compensation planning?


  • World’s largest remuneration resource

    Mercer’s TRS results give you access to comprehensive employee total remuneration survey featuring over 40,000 participating organizations worldwide, 20 million incumbents and 400,000 jobs at all levels — locally, regionally and globally. TRS provides consistent, accurate, high-quality data covering the full employee rewards package, everything from base pay to total remuneration and benefits. View the Brochure and Sample Report to learn more.


  • Consistent, global methodology and job catalog

    TRS applies the same methodology globally regardless of location. The entire database is underpinned with Mercer Job Library catalog and position coding, as well as the International Position Evaluation (IPE) systems for global consistency. Mercer Job Library is a globally consistent catalog for Mercer's compensation and benefits surveys, providing benchmarking analysis approach covering nearly every job existing on the market.


  • Benefits and prevalence policies

    A summary of organizations’ remuneration policies, which include salary budget forecasts, compensation mix by employee groups, short-term and long-term incentive global an local practices, as well as benefits.


  • Networking opportunities

    You will have a chance to attend survey meetings happening twice a year and network with other HR professionals facing similar issues. The kick-off survey meeting at the beginning of the survey data collection process and the post-survey meeting once the survey results are published. Click here for upcoming events schedule.


  • Online participation

    Easy online data submission with Mercer Data Connector which allows you to share your survey data with us faster with seamless importing, online job matching, and real-time tracking. Using millions of data points, Mercer Data Connector uses a proprietary algorithm to search and compare your position titles to the Mercer Job Library. It is the first component of the Data-as-a-Service portal that revolutionizes online data acquisition.


  • Online results analysis

    The survey results are delivered through Mercer WIN® which allows you to create custom statistics tailored to your needs, based on peer groups, revenue size, total number of employees, and more. Analyze 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. All of that at no additional cost!


  • One-stop-shop to Mercer’s resources

    As a client of Mercer you have exclusive access to the Mercer Resources Center - a dedicated space with a complete library of training and information resources about Mercer’s survey incl. TRS and other  solutions - all in one place - to get you ready to become a participate and take full advantage of the survey results.



To access Mercer's Total Remuneration Survey data tailored for your needs, connect with the team today!

Total Remuneration Membership Program = global employee compensation data and services

Mercer Total Remuneration Membership Program enhances the value of the information services we provide.  


Being a member enables you to enjoy the benefits of an unmatched discount, and a personal and privileged relationship in which your success is the ultimate outcome.


  Your choices :


  1. Complete access to the entire global database, and the TRS Global Membership Package is offering a discount of over 50%! Or 
  2. Choose a flexible TRS Regional Package, including countries of your choice.

Benefits of Mercer’s Total Remuneration Membership Program:  


  • Access the largest and highest quality employee compensation resource with special pricing arrangements.
  • Move away from typical "vendor relationships" and enjoy the benefits of a true partnership with your information supplier.
  • Global administration and coordination of participation, invoicing, and delivery.
  • A dedicated client relationship manager to act as a single point of contact, plus local contacts where desired.
  • Attendance at annual meetings with an opportunity to network with colleagues addressing similar issues.
  • Webcast "refresher courses" on Mercer Data Connector – our online survey participation application tool and Mercer WIN® – our online data analysis and survey results delivery tool.

Need to know employee compensation specific to your industry?

Mercer’s industry experts continually evaluate market challenges and trends, delivering fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to address your most pressing people challenges. Our combined experience, industry insights, comprehensive data and analytical capabilities help organizations customize their strategies to achieve their goals and deliver successful outcomes. 


When you need to go deep into your industry, we can. Mercer specialize in employee compensation and benefits benchmarking, analytics, and insights with everything from market surveys through to custom analysis. We have exceptional insights into specific industries, including:




Consumer Goods




Financial Services


Life Sciences


Shared Services

Media & Entertainment

Professional Services

Real Estate


If you are looking for advice beyond data, insights and research, Mercer’s specialist compensation consultants can help you.

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