019 Salary Budget Update Survey
Salary Budget Update Survey
Salary Increase Budget Data for over 145 Countries
The 2019 Culpepper Salary Budget Update & Compensation Planning Survey Report provides updates to salary budget projections reported last year. Topics covered include base salary increases, salary range structure adjustments, promotional increases, variable pay budgets, salary budgeting practices, human capital cost containment strategies, and total rewards strategies.

Results include salary budget breakouts by type of job, performance, industry sector, company size, city, and country.

Participating Organizations

The 2019 Culpepper Salary Budget Update & Compensation Planning Survey Report includes data collected from 2,159 participating organizations providing salary budget data for employees in over 145 countries.

Publication Date:
March 29, 2019.

Survey Dates:
January 2, 2019 through March 14, 2019.

Participants by Industry Sector:
Technology 29.7%, Life Sciences 10.8%, Manufacturing 10.6%, Healthcare 9.2%, Finance & Insurance 8.4%, Distribution & Retail 5.3%, Business/Professional Services 3.8%, Energy & Utilities 3.8%, Engineering 2.8%, Education 2.4%, Media & Advertising 2.0%, Transportation / Logistics / Supply Chain 2.0%, Hospitality: Food/Lodging / Recreation/Tourism 1.6%, Charitable Organizations & Foundations 1.2%, and Other Sectors 6.4%.

Participants by Number of Employees:
Up to 100: 14.0%, 101 to 500: 15.2%, 501 to 2,500: 17.9%, 2,501 to 10,000: 24.1%, and Over 10,000: 28.8%.

Participants by Ownership:
Publicly Traded 38.5%, Private (For-Profit) 50.5%, Non-Profit/Not-For-Profit 9.5%, and Government (or funded/sponsored by Government) 1.6%.

Comprehensive Report Outputs

Comprehensive results are available across three different files:

  1. Overview Report
    PDF (.pdf) Format | 60 Pages
  2. Data Tables
    Excel (.xlsx) Format | Over 50 tables across 11 worksheets
  3. Custom Excel Reporting Tool

Culpepper Salary Budget Survey Our Custom Salary Budget Excel Reporting Tool provides detailed and customized outputs, including percentile metrics, results with and without zeros, and user-selected data cuts by country, geographic locale, industry sector, number of employees, ownership, and start-up status.

Availability / Pricing / Order Form

    • FREE to participants in the 2019 Culpepper Salary Budget Update & Compensation Planning Survey. Results were emailed to qualifying participants on April 29, 2019.
    • $895 USD for non-participants.
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