Africa’s largest and most compressive salary survey

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participating organizations

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jobs surveyed

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incumbents across Africa

  • How has the economy affected compensation and benefits in your market?
  • Is your salary benchmarking tool an easy-to-use source for comparing compensation and benefits across geographies?
  • Are you seeking a consistent pay strategy that ensures both competitiveness and equity?

In today’s talent-demand economy, it is critical to secure the talent you need to be successful. It begins with ensuring your compensation plans are aligned to the market – locally, regionally, and globally. Mercer conducts the most comprehensive salary surveys across Africa covering South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast and many other countries. Our salary survey helps you answer some of the pressing concerns on salary benchmarking with compensation planning and policy development.


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Product Features

Online access

The compensation survey results are delivered through Mercer WIN® which allows you to create custom views, analyse 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!

More relevant data

With new aggregated roll-ups, relationships between jobs becomes clearer – with data that best reflects your jobs and labour markets. From deeply specialised industry roles to combinations of related jobs within the broader talent pool, analyse competitive compensation industry levels, across related industries, or across an entire labour market.

Survey overview

An overview of the market pay trends relative to the prior year as well as a summary of the economic, political and labor trends in the country.

Benefits and prevalence summary

A summary of organisations’ remuneration policies, which includes salary budget forecasts, compensation mix by employee groups, short-term and long-term incentive practices, as well as benefits.

Actual market data

Market analysis by job including all remuneration values, helping you determine which jobs are more competitive within the market.

Market regression

Market analysis by Position Class (Mercer’s International Position Evaluation (IPE) methodology for job evaluation) for each of the major components of total remuneration.

Custom analysis

Custom statistics tailored to your needs, based on peer groups, industry, revenue size, total employees, and more, using Mercer WIN®.

For more details, you can download the product brochure.




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