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MARCH 2018

Participate in the MEDEC - Mercer Life Sciences Compensation Survey

The 2018 Mercer Life Sciences Compensation Survey – Medical Devices Report (MEDEC) is your complete resource for compensation data.

MEDEC and Mercer (Canada) partner to deliver the Mercer Life Sciences (MLS) Compensation Survey as a valuable resource providing companies with need-to-know information about compensation practices in the medical device industry. The survey covers a broad selection of general infrastructure and support functions as well as benchmark positions relevant to the medical devices industry such as:

 Pre-clinical Research

 Medical Affairs



 Clinical Research

 Regulatory Affairs




This survey is accepting data submissions from February 13 through April 20. You are invited to download the 2018 participation materials at Former MEDEC survey participants will receive an email from Mercer with a pre-populated questionnaire, making the year-over-year submission process even easier.

Join us on March 20 for an overview of the participation process including highlights of MLS, job matching, data submission, and input verification specifically for MEDEC members. Register now for this training webcast at


MEDEC Survey Highlights:

Exclusive data only available to participants.

The 2018 Mercer Life Sciences - Medical Devices Report (MEDEC) includes almost 5,000 incumbents representing 32 participating organizations.

Extensive job catalogue that aligns with your organization structure.

Survey covers over 400 industry specific jobs alongside over 500 general industry jobs.

Fully customized analysis using Mercer WIN.

Compare positions year over year; analyze base salary, incentives, and total direct compensation by revenue, geographic location, peer group, and more.

The ability to look at sales data in a more refined manner.

Sales jobs defined by both sales channel and product line (capital equipment, durable goods, consumables/disposables, and implantable devices) for additional insight and analytics.

Multiple purchase options.

Buy only medical devices data or data from across life sciences (medical devices, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and related areas).


Exclusive offer for MEDEC members:

  •  A $500 discount when MLS purchase is bundled with the Mercer Benchmark Database (MBD) or Executive, Management, and Professional (EMP) general industry surveys.
  • FREE access to Mercer Compensation Policies and Practices Survey - Standard Report, upon participating in the biennial survey.

Visit for full survey details including, data fields collected, benchmark position coverage, data analysis options, current participant list, survey pricing and schedule.

 The survey results will be released in late September, and are only available to participants, so don’t miss your opportunity to be part of the 2018 Mercer Life Sciences Survey.

 If you have questions regarding the survey or the participation materials, please call a Mercer Representative at: 800 333 3070.

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MEDEC is the national association representing the medical technology industry in Canada. Our members are committed to providing safe and innovative medical technologies that enhance the quality of patient care, improve patient access to health care, and help enable the sustainability of our publicly-funded health care system. We are committed to supporting the growth of a strong and vibrant medical technology industry that contributes to Canada’s innovation economy.

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