Purchase the Global Results of the 2020 Salary Increase and Turnover Study - Second Edition

Learn how more than 2,800 firms in 100-plus markets are
approaching global pay and turnover trends.

Set Your 2021 Pay Strategy with Fresh Salary Budget Data

Setting the right budgets and targeting the right people matters. Amidst increased volatility as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic reverberates across the globe, it’s more important than ever to use a data-driven approach to plan for your 2021 salary budget needs and set your pay strategy with confidence.

To help address this need, we're excited to announce the release of our 2020 Salary Increase and Turnover Study - Second Edition results, featuring input from more than 2,800 participating companies on pay trends across 122 countries. In this report, you will find critical insights on 2021 budget plans and the current hiring environment, as well as pay practices and performance management data.

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What is covered in the second edition of the 2020 report?

The first edition of the study, conducted from January through March 2020, provided projected salary increase budgets for 2020. The second edition which is now available provides actual 2020 salary increase budgets and turnover trends as well as projected budgets for 2021. The full table of contents includes:

  • Budget and actual increases by country and industry (delivered in Excel)
    • Merit
    • General increases
    • Special adjustments
    • Promotional
    • Mandatory
  • Turnover for total population including sales (delivered in Excel)
    • Overall
    • Voluntary
  • Pay practices (delivered in PDF)
    • Workforce planning
    • Talent identification (e.g., high potentials, critical talent/key positions and top performers)
    • Performance management
    • Pay increase philosophy and approach
    • Salary increase freeze
    • Promotions
    • Special adjustments
    • General increases - cost of living
    • Structure movement
    • Regrettable turnover

Images shown are for illustrative purposes only and may not reflect actual data.

What countries do we feature in the report?

The second edition of the 2020 Salary Increase and Turnover Study spans a total of 122 countries. Explore this interactive world map for a sneak peek at salary increases around the globe and discover all the countries for which we have data available in our full report available for purchase now.


Who participated in the study?

More than 2,800 companies in tens of industries participated in the second edition of our 2020 study, including:

  • 23 and Me
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Adobe Systems
  • AirBnb
  • Allegion plc
  • AMC Networks
  • Apple
  • Bain & Company
  • Bank of Canada
  • Baxter International Inc.
  • BMW
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • BorgWarner
  • BP
  • Capgemini Technology
  • Carl Zeiss AG
  • CenturyLink, Inc.
  • Credit Suisse
  • Daimler AG
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Epic Games
  • Etsy
  • Expedia Group
  • Experian
  • Federal Express
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Hilton
  • Honeywell International
  • IBM
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Lenovo
  • Levi Strauss
  • Lonza AG
  • Mastercard
  • Microsoft
  • PepsiCo
  • Pfizer, Inc
  • Pinterest
  • Pixar
  • Robert Bosch Limited
  • Robinhood
  • Sephora
  • Siemens AG
  • Target Corporation
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Uber
  • Verizon
  • WarnerMedia
  • Zillow


Report Pricing

Purchase the global results of the 2020 Salary Increase and Turnover Study - Second Edition today for $2,000.

Looking for U.S. survey results?

Visit our 2020 Salary Increase and Turnover Study - U.S. Results site for publication details and report pricing.