Culpepper Global Salary Budget Survey Culpepper Global Salary Budget Survey
2018 Salary Budget
Update Survey
Salary Increase Budget Data for 148 Countries
The 2018 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 2018 Culpepper Salary Budget Update & Compensation Planning Survey Report includes data collected from 2,094 participating organizations providing salary budget data for employees in 148 countries.

Publication Date:
April 2, 2018.

Survey Dates:
January 2, 2018 through March 18, 2018.

Participants by Industry Sector:
Technology 29.5%, Life Sciences 9.4%, Healthcare 9.9%, Business/Professional Services 4.1%, Charitable Organizations & Foundations 1.3%, Distribution & Retail 4.1%, Education 2.2%, Energy & Utilities 3.9%, Engineering 2.6%, Finance & Insurance 7.9%, Hospitality: Food/Lodging / Recreation/Tourism 2.1%, Manufacturing 11.7%, Media & Advertising 2.6%, Real Estate 0.9%, Research Institutes & Organizations 1.6%, Transportation / Logistics / Supply Chain 2.2%, and Other Sectors 4.1%.

Participants by Number of Employees:
Up to 100: 11.7%, 101 to 500: 20.7%, 501 to 2,500: 24.0%, 2,501 to 10,000: 23.4%, and Over 10,000: 20.1%.

Participants by Ownership:
Publicly Traded 35.2%, Private (For-Profit) 47.3%, Non-Profit/Not-For-Profit 14.3%, and Government (or funded/sponsored by Government) 3.3%.

Comprehensive Report Outputs

Comprehensive results are available across three different files:

  1. Overview Report
    PDF (.pdf) Format | 59 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 2018 Culpepper Salary Budget Update & Compensation Planning Survey. Results were emailed to qualifying participants on April 2, 2018.
    • $895 USD for non-participants.
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