Salary Increase and Turnover Study

Regardless of where we are in an economic cycle, access to robust salary budget and employee turnover data is the bedrock of every compensation planning cycle. Our Salary Increase and Turnover Study, conducted twice per year, provides clients with the actionable data they need, spanning more than 130 countries, to ensure their budgets are in alignment with overall market trends.


Our Largest Study to Date

The Salary Increase and Turnover Study provides participants with in-depth and extensive country-specific coverage of salary increase budgets in addition to turnover, hiring plans, performance management, pay-for-performance effectiveness, promotion practices and more.






Major Industry

Type of Data Collected

This study addresses timely subjects, such as salary increase budgets and actual increases, collecting data for over 130 countries and turnover details in more than 30 global markets. Other topics focus on practices globally. A wide range of topics are covered, including:

  • Salary increase budgets, by type;
  • Salary increase actuals, by type;
  • Salary structure movement;
  • Turnover rates;
  • Talent identification and reward differentiation;
  • Hiring/workforce growth;
  • Performance management; and
  • Promotional practices.

Study Timeline

Milestone dates for the Salary Increase and Turnover Study are as follows:

Data Collection: First Edition–Early March Second Edition–Early June
Submission Deadline: First Edition–Late March Second Edition–Mid-July
Results Published: First Edition–Late May Second Edition–Early September

Participation Details

The Salary Increase and Turnover Study is open for data collection and participation twice a year. Participants will be directed to an online questionnaire to submit responses; a downloadable copy of the questionnaire will be made available to assist with data gathering prior to submitting answers online.


Study results will be presented in an aggregate fashion by country and industry for global results. Detailed U.S. results are presented by region, industry and employee groups (executive, management, professional, support and hourly).

Access to complimentary results will be commensurate with the completeness of your submission. If you submit data for the U.S. only, you will receive a copy of U.S. results. By submitting data for all countries where you have operations, you will receive the full global report.

Results will be available in both downloadable PDF and XLS formats, with special cuts and analyses available upon request for an additional cost.

Study Pricing, Access & Support

All participants that provide a complete, timely and accurate submission will receive a complimentary copy of the results with additional data cuts available for purchase. You will only receive complimentary results for the edition of the study in which you participate (e.g., You will need to participate in both the first and second editions of the study during the year to receive complimentary results for both).

Non-participants may purchase our latest results by clicking here.

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