COMPBASE® International Remuneration Survey - 2017




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2017 Survey Materials Available!



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Survey Blog

2017 Survey Materials Available
03 April 2017

2016 Survey Results Available on DataCentral®
30 November 2016

2016 Survey Materials Available
01 June 2016

This study has been designed to meet the needs of international companies by supplying a common set of tools and definitions for cross-industry benchmark roles which are applicable cross-border.  The survey uses the best-in-class tools to help you make data-driven decisions regarding your reward programs.  To date over one hundred companies have joined the survey, reporting pay data for over 280,000 employees across thirty-seven countries.  Your enquiry is welcome.


Key Features

  • Incumbent Based Data 
  • Guaranteed Payments and Allowances 
  • Current Base Pay 
  • Target Variable Cash 
  • Total Targeted Cash (Base Pay + Target Variable Cash) 
  • Actual Variable Cash 
  • Total Actual Cash (Base Pay + Actual Variable Cash) 
  • Geographic Responsibility Scoping Factors 
  • Revenue Responsibility Scoping Factors
  • People Responsibility Scoping Factors 
  • Job Level Scoping Factors 
  • LTI Programs
  • Car Programs 
  • Thirty-Seven Countries are Covered - spanning EMEA, AsiaPac, and the Americas
  • Standardized Benchmark Positions 
  • Data Reviewed and Verified by Compensation Professionals 
  • Data Scrutinized by a Series of Complex Computer Editing Processes 
  • Participant Job Matching Meetings Conducted 
  • DataCentral® and PolicyCentral® Tools Provided at NO ADDITIONAL COST 
  • Input via our user-friendly SmartScreen® Template 
  • Electronic Output in Adobe Acrobat PDF and Microsoft XLS Software formats 
  • Run Your Own Customized Peer-Selections - Export to PDF or Spreadsheet 
  • Age Data - YOU choose the Percent and Age-To-Date 
  • Customize the Percentiles in Your Reports 
  • Adjust Exchange Rates for your Reports 
  • Aggregate Data Presentations - No Company Specific Information Revealed 
  • Results are Available to Participants ONLY 
  • Multiple Output Reports Available to Meet YOUR Needs 


New This Year

Please refer to the survey Input Instructions for a full list of updated and revised survey content.

Countries

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
China
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal

Russian Federation
Singapore
Slovakia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Turkey
UAE
United Kingdom



Survey Schedule

April 2017
1 April 2017
31 July 2017
October 2017
Distribution of Input Materials
Effective Date of Data
Deadline for Submission of Data - 10% Discount
Results Available for Participants via DataCentral®

Survey Fees

All survey results are delivered via our DataCentral® online survey report tool. You have YEAR ROUND access to both the Standard Report which includes data from ALL participants on ALL jobs in the countries which you have reported, and Custom Report where you can create your own report selections based on your choice of companies, product sectors, geographies, revenue, etc. With the Custom Report you have complete control of the complexity of analyses, comparisons, and customization of results from the survey database, and you can run an unlimited number of reports to satisfy your needs on a 24x7 basis. All results are provided in both PDF and XLS Formats, including uploadable XLS versions.

DataCentral® Access   
1 Country $ 1,100
2 Countries     $ 2,200
3 Countries $ 3,300
4 Countries $ 4,400
5 Countries or More $ 5,500

Survey Discounts

We firmly believe in rewarding our survey participants for helping to make our surveys better. You can earn significant discounts this year!

10%   On-Time Discount if you submit your data by 31 July 2017
10%   Previous Participant Discount for all 2015 and 2016 CompBase International (EuroComp) Survey Participants  
10%   International Executive Survey Discount if you participate in BOTH the CompBase International Survey AND the International Executive Survey
10%   Advisory Team Discount is awarded to all Advisory Team Member Companies 
10%   New Participant Referral Discount to you for each new participant you refer – PLUS the company you refer also receives this discount!

Participants are invoiced when we receive their input to the survey. All applicable discounts are applied at that time.

Survey Results and Samples - DataCentral®

There are two levels of reports available depending on your needs…whether you only need the Standard Report in PDF or XLS format covering all of the participants and all of the jobs, or complex reporting “drill-down” capabilities.  All participants will receive a FULL YEAR of 24x7 access to DataCentral® to download your reports online, and get immediate results.

STANDARD REPORTS 
Download the full survey Standard Report which contains ALL data from ALL participants.  Your data is included in the computation of job data statistics and totals. Available in both Adobe Acrobat and Excel formats, at no additional cost.

  • Summary Report:  Displays a line of data for each job, including basic statistics such as: 

Average or Median Base Pay
Average or Median Variable Pay Target
Average or Median Target Allowances
Average or Median Total Target Cash
Total Number of Incumbents
Total Number of Companies

View a sample of the Summary Report

  • Statistical Report:  Provides a full page of data analysis for each job, including statistics on Base Pay, Variable Pay Target, Allowances, Total Target Pay, People Responsibility and Revenue Responsibility:

90th, 75th, 50th, 25th 10th Percentiles
Number of Employees Reported
Employee Weighted Average
Number of Companies
Company Weighted Average
Earnings Mix: Showing Base Pay, Variable Pay, Allowances as a percentage of Total Cash
Prevalence and Impact Statistics and Analysis for various Pay Elements

View a sample of the Statistical Report

  • Breakout Report:  For each survey job, displays employee weighted or simple averages of each pay element by Industry, Revenue, People Responsibility and Metro Area:
Average or Median Base Pay
Average or Median Variable Pay
Average or Median Target Bonus Percentage
Total Number of Incumbents 
Total Number of Companies

View a sample of the Breakout Report

  • Car Report:  For each survey job, displays the prevalence of car programmes.

View a sample of the  Car Report

  • LTI Reports:  For each survey job, displays information about the selected LTI Programme.

View a sample of the LTI Report

  • Job Level Report:  Provides the results by Survey Job Level

CUSTOM REPORTS 
The Custom Report Option offers detailed and full customized reporting capability.  Ideal for participants who need reports based on a selected set of participants or to meet specific scoping criteria.  You have complete control and flexibility in defining your own peer group for the reports.  

Company Selections
Business Segment and Industry Sector
Geographic Area: Country/Metro Area
Data Elements and Statistics Calculations
Custom Percentiles
Weighted and Simple Averages
Data Aging
And much more!
 
Includes all of the above reports from the Standard level PLUS 

  • Pay Grade Report:  Provides you with a summary of the results based on your own internal Pay Grades.
  • Custom Data Element Report:  This is an uploadable Excel Report which is designed to provide a job-by-job spreadsheet with all of the major statistics and pay elements laid out in a readily uploadable format for third party analysis software.

View a sample of the Custom Data Element Report

  • Process Multiple Reports:  Allows you to run many different reports all at the same time, delivering a message to your inbox once the reports have finished processing.  The results are also stored on our server for later retrieval.
For a live demonstration of the power, flexibility and capabilities of DataCentral go to www.wmgnet.com and log on to DataCentral with the User Name:  DEMO and the Password:  DEMO, or call Steve Schwarzer at +1 408 399 4900 x231 for a guided tour.

Recent Participants - 2016

A.S. Watson
Abercrombie & Fitch
Accenture
Accor Hotels
Adidas Group
Alton Towers Resort
Apple
ASICS
Black & Veatch
Build A Bear Workshop
Burberry Group
Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Clarks Shoes International
Claudie Pierlot
CME Group
Coach
Columbia Sportswear
Comptoir des Cottoniers
Desigual
Facebook
Falls Creek
Fast Retailing
FitFlop
Foot Locker
Gardaland Resort
Gran Melia
G-Star
Hasbro
Heide Park Resort
Hollister
Hub by Premier Inn
Ibis Hotels
Ingram Micro
Innside
Intelsat
Jarden Consumer Solutions
Kevin Murphy
Legoland Discover Centres
Legoland Resorts
Levi Strauss
Liberty Global
Link Theory
London Eye
Lululemon Athletica
Madame Tussauds
Maje
Marc O'Polo
Marionnaud
Maui Jim
Me By Melia
Melia
Melia Hotels International
Mercure Hotel
Merlin Entertainments
MGallery
Michael Kors
Mount Hotham
Nespresso
Newell Brands
NH Hotel Group
Novotel
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Pandora
Paradisus
Premier Inn
Pullman Hotels & Resorts
Ralph Lauren EMEA
Sandro
Savers Health & Beauty
Sealife Adventures
Shreks Adventure
SMCP
Societe des Bains de mer de Monaco
Sofitel
Sol Beach House
Sol Hotels
Sol House
Sol Katmandu Park & Resort
Spektr
Stampin Up
Suite Novotel
Superdrug
SuperGroup
T.K. Maxx
The Blackpool Tower
The Capital Group
The Dungeons
The Perfume Shop
Thorpe Park Resort
Tiffany & Co.
TJX Europe
Travelers
Travelodge Hotels
Tryp by Wyndham
Uniqlo
Uno De 50
Verisign
Victoria's Secret
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Warwick Castle
WE Communications
Whitbread Group PLC
Whole Foods Market
Wolford
Xerox


Survey Job Coverage

The CompBase International survey offers a broad range of standard cross-industry benchmark roles and specialties. Please see the full input materials for detailed job descriptions.

NEW AND REVISED POSITIONS INDICATED IN BOLD RED ITALICS

PLATFORM JOB FAMILIES

Administrative Support


Reception / Switchboard
General Administrative Support
Technical Administrative Support
Secretarial Support

Contracts Management

Corporate Affairs & Communications

Public Relations
Press / Media Relations
Community Affairs
Government Relations
Investor Relations
Internal / Employee Communications
Localization / Translation Services

Facilities Management & Maintenance

Facilities Management & Maintenance
Janitor / Custodian/Cleaner
Facilities Maintenance (Unskilled)
Landscape Maintenance (Unskilled)
Equipment Maintenance (Unskilled)

Finance

General Accounting
Payroll
Credit / Collection
Controlling / Business Analyses
Treasury
Audit
Tax
Sales Financial Planning
Shared Services

Health, Safety & Environmental

Health & Safety
Environmental Health & Safety
Industrial Hygiene
Major Construction Safety

Human Resources

Compensation and Benefits
Training and Development
Organizational Development
Employment and Staffing
Shared Services
HRIS
Employee Relations
Change Management/Organizational Effectiveness

Information Technologies (Internal IT)

Development / Design
Technical Support
Internal Call Center / Help Desk
Shared Services
IT Business Analysis
IT Security / Recovery

Legal Services

General Counsel
Company Secretary
Patents / Intellectual Property
Employment
Contracts / Bid Management
Government Affairs
Real Estate Law
International Law
Paralegal
Legal Secretary

Project / Program Management

Technical Projects – Internal
Technical Projects – External
Non-Technical Projects – Internal
Non-Technical Projects – External

Real Estate

Real Estate / Property Management
Property Development/Acquisitions
Architect
Space Planning
Building Surveyor
Property / Venues / Entertainment Areas Design & Construction
Property Interior Design
Horticulture & Landscape Design

Risk Management

Risk Analytics / Modeling
Regulatory Affairs and Compliance
Environmental Affairs and Compliance
Risk Management, Control and Governance
Operational Risk
Event Risk Control and Response

Security / Surveillance

Security
Surveillance
Investigator
Security Officer (Armed)
Security Operations
Business Continuation

Total Quality Management

General Quality
Business Process Improvement

SALES AND MARKETING JOB FAMILIES

Account Management

Strategic Accounts
Major Accounts
Small Accounts

Channel Sales

Products
Services / Solutions
New Business Development

Customer Service / Operations

Customer Satisfaction
Technical Support
Billing
Product Service, Repairs and Returns

Direct Sales

Products
Services / Solutions
New Business Development

E-Commerce

Digital Content
Digital Analytics
Digital Graphics Design
Digital Technical Development
E-Commerce / Digital Marketing Analysis
E-Commerce Service Delivery Management
Online Merchandising
E-Commerce Security

General Sales Management

Marketing

Product/Brand Marketing
New Business Development
Marketing Communications
Promotions & Advertising
Product Life Cycle / Portfolio Management
Marketing Research / Competitive Intelligence
Social Networking Media / Interactive Marketing
Channel Marketing
Direct Marketing
Field Marketing
Meetings / Conference / Corporate / Trade Show / Events
Localization

Sales Support / Operations / Administration

Sales Administration
Sales Automation & Forecasting
Sales Training

Technical Sales / Applications Engineering (Funded by the Sale)

Pre-Sales
Post-Sales

Telesales / Inside Sales

Outbound
Inbound

SUPPLY CHAIN JOB FAMILIES

Logistics / Distribution

Inventory Control
Dispatch / Schedulers
Import / Export
Logistics / Transportation

Procurement

Commodities Purchasing
Office Products Purchasing
Services Purchasing
Technical Purchasing
Vendor Compliance

Warehousing / Storeroom

Warehousing
Storeroom

TECHNICAL SERVICES & SUPPORT JOB FAMILIES

Engineering


Electronic / Electrical
Electro-Mechanical
Mechanical
Software
Quality Assurance
Quality Control / Inspection
Civil / Structural / Architectural
Equipment Maintenance
Safety Engineering
Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering

Skilled Trade

Electronic / Electrical
Electro-Mechanical
Mechanical
Machinery/Millwright
Boiler Maintenance
HVAC Maintenance
Coating/Painting
Carpentry
Masonry
Locksmith Services
Plumbing
Vehicle Mechanics

Consulting

Technology
Business-Finance
Business-Other