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​With nearly 700 benchmarks in human capital, health care, benefits prevalence, paid leave and talent acquisition, our database of 10,000 organizations fills the gap between expensive benchmarking services and “going it alone.” Our reports start at just $395*, and allow customized output based on industry, employee size and more.

Contact Us: +1.703.535.6366 or Benchmarks@shrm.org

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“The SHRM Health Care Benchmarking Report was very useful to our company in helping us evaluate our benefits program based on industry and national data. The report was focused and presented comprehensive information.” 

Dave McKeon
    HR Direct, Inc.

How to Order

1. Choose Your Report

Click to view each nationwide benchmarking report containing free survey results from organizations of all industries and staff sizes.

  • Human Capital
    • Key metrics: Turnover rate, revenue per FTE, HR-expense-to-operating-expense ratio, HR-to-employee ratio, succession plan, direct reports
  • Employee Benefits Prevalence
    • Key metrics: Telecommuting, wellness program, paid time off for volunteering, traditional 401(k), domestic partner benefits, educational assistance
  • Health Care
    • Key metrics: Monthly premiums, stop loss coverage, employee participation rate, number of plans offered, deductible and co-pay amounts, drug co-pays
  • Paid Leave
    • Key metrics: PTO, vacation, sick, personal, parental and bereavement leave, holidays, sabbatical
  • Talent Acquisition
    • Key metrics: Time-to-fill, cost-per-hire, tools to source candidates, requisitions per recruiter, selection assessment techniques, quality of hire

2. Customize Your Report

Depending on the level of customization you need, select the Industry Report or Customized Report option.

  • Industry Report
    • Select 1 of 21 industries (view industry list below).
    • Select staff size: All staff sizes, small (<750 FTEs), large (750+ FTEs).
    • Order online from the SHRMStore.
  • Customized Report
    • Select any combination of categories: 100+ sub-industries, geography, custom staff size, unionization, revenue, sector (public/private), profit status (for-profit/nonprofit), consulting and many more.
    • Contact us to order at +1.703.535.6366 or benchmarks@shrm.org.

Industry Report Pricing

Number of EmployeesMember PricingNon-Member Pricing
All sizes$395$575
​Less than 750​$395​$575
750 or more$595$775
Available breakdowns: industry and staff size

Standard Delivery: Electronic delivery within six business days from time of order.
Expedited Delivery: Three business days for an additional fee of $75.

Customized Report Pricing

Number of EmployeesMember PricingNon-Member Pricing
All sizes$595$775
​Less than 750​$595​$775
750 or more$795$975
Available breakdowns: any combination of categories: 100+ sub-industries (e.g., banking), geography, custom staff size, unionization, revenue, sector (public/private), profit status (for-profit/nonprofit), consulting and many more.

To order a Customized Report, please contact us at +1.703.535.6366 or benchmarks@shrm.org.

List of Metrics

​View a complete list of available metrics by report type.


Human Capital

Revenue per FTE
Net Income Before Taxes per FTE
Gross Profit Margin
Positions Included Within the Organization's Succession Plan
Span of Control by Position Level
Reporting Structure for the Head of HR  
HR-to-Employee Ratio 
HR-Expense-to-Operating-Expense Ratio
HR-Expense-to-FTE Ratio
Annual Salary Increase
Salaries as a Percentage of Operating Expense
Target Bonus Percentage for Nonexecutives  
Target Bonus Percentage for Executives 
Average Employee Tenure
Annual Overall Turnover Rate
Annual Voluntary Turnover Rate
Annual Involuntary Turnover Rate
Annual High Performer Turnover Rate
Promotion Rate
Transfer Rate
Career Path Ratio


Employee Benefits Prevalence

Over 300 benefits in the areas of:
Health Care and Welfare
Preventive Health and Wellness
Retirement Savings and Planning
Financial and Compensation
Leave
Family Friendly
Flexible Working
Employee Programs and Services
Professional and Career Development
Housing and Relocation
Business Travel


Health Care

Percentage of Organizations Providing Health Care Coverage
Percentage of Organizations that Vary Health Care Premium Contributions by Employee Salary
Percentage of Organizations with Self-Funded Health Care Coverage
Percentage of Organizations with Fully Insured Health Care Coverage
Percentage of Organizations with Stop Loss Coverage
Percentage of Employees Enrolled
Percentage of Organizations Offering a Health Care Plan
Number of Health Care Plans Offered
Health Care Cost as a Percentage of Operating Expense
Total Annual Health Care Cost per Covered Employee
Amount of Stop Loss Coverage
Total Monthly Premium for Employee-Only Coverage
Percentage of Premium Employer Pays for Employee-Only Coverage
Percentage of Premium Employer Pays for Spouse or Domestic Partner Coverage
Annual In-Network Deductible for Employee-Only Coverage
Annual Out-of-Network Deductible for Employee-Only Coverage
Co-Pay for In-Network Primary Care Office Visits for Employee-Only Coverage 
Health Maintenance Organization
Preferred Provider Organization
Point of Service
Consumer-Driven Health Plan: High-Deductible Health Plan
Employer Contribution to a Health Savings Account
Employer Contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement
Percentage of Organizations Offering Generic Prescription Medication Coverage
Percentage of Organizations Offering Formulary Brand Prescription Medication Coverage
Percentage of Organizations Offering Non-Formulary Brand Prescription Medication Coverage
Percentage of Organizations Offering a 90-Day Mail-Order Prescription Medication Supply
Employee Co-Pay for Generic Medication
Employee Co-Pay for Formulary Brand Medication
Employee Co-Pay for Non-Formulary Brand Medication
Employee Co-Pay for 90-Day Mail-Order Supply of Generic Medication
Employee Co-Pay for 90-Day Mail-Order Supply of Formulary Brand Medication
Employee Co-Pay for 90-Day Mail-Order Supply of Non-Formulary Brand Medication
401(k), 403(b) or Similar Plan
Percentage of Organizations With Automatic Employee Enrollment
Percentage of Organizations Providing Employer Contribution
Employee Participation Rate
Percentage of Employee’s Salary Automatically Contributed by Employer
Percentage of an Employee’s Contribution Matched by the Employer
Maximum Percentage of Salary Matched by the Employer
Tuition Reimbursement
Maximum Reimbursement Allowed for Tuition/Education Expenses per Year
Percentage of Employees Participating in Tuition/Education Reimbursement Programs


Paid Leave

Paid time off plans
PTO leave plan for full-time employees
PTO leave plan for part-time employees
Unlimited PTO leave plan for full-time employees
Organizations allow employees to roll over unused PTO leave
Organizations pay any portion of unused PTO leave upon voluntary termination 
Organizations with PTO leave accrual by anniversary date
Organizations with PTO leave accrual by calendar year
Organizations with PTO leave accrual by fiscal year
Organizations with PTO leave accrual by month
Organizations with PTO leave accrual by pay period
Organizations with PTO leave accrual by other time period
Waiting period, in days, for newly hired employees to start accruing PTO
Waiting period, in days, for newly hired employees to be eligible to take PTO
PTO days advanced to newly hired employees
Average PTO days offered per year
Average PTO days offered per year to part-time employees
Maximum number of PTO days an employee can roll over into the following year
Percentage of employees who used all allotted PTO
PTO days for less than one year of service
PTO days for one year of service
PTO days for two years of service
PTO days for three years of service
PTO days for four years of service
PTO days for five through nine years of service
PTO days for 10 through 19 years of service
PTO days for 20 or more years of service
Paid vacation plans
Paid vacation leave plan for full-time employees
Paid vacation leave plan for part-time employees
Unlimited paid vacation leave plan for full-time employees
Organizations allow employees to roll over unused paid vacation leave
Organizations pay any portion of unused paid vacation leave upon voluntary termination
Organizations with paid vacation leave accrual by anniversary date
Organizations with paid vacation leave accrual by calendar year
Organizations with paid vacation leave accrual by fiscal year
Organizations with paid vacation leave accrual by month
Organizations with paid vacation leave accrual by pay period
Organizations with paid vacation leave accrual by other time period
Waiting, period in days, for newly hired employees to start accruing paid vacation leave
Waiting period, in days, for newly hired employees to be eligible to take paid vacation leave
Paid vacation days advanced to newly hired employees
Average paid vacation days offered per year
Average paid vacation days offered per year to part-time employees
Maximum number of paid vacation days an employee can roll over into the following year
Percentage of employees who used all allotted paid vacation leave
Paid vacation days for less than one year of service
Paid vacation days for one year of service
Paid vacation days for two years of service
Paid vacation days for three years of service
Paid vacation days for four years of service
Paid vacation days for five through nine years of service
Paid vacation days for 10 through 19 years of service
Paid vacation days for 20 or more years of service
Paid sick leave plans
Paid sick leave plan for full-time employees
Paid sick leave plan for part-time employees
Unlimited paid sick leave plan for full-time employees
Organizations allow employees to roll over unused paid sick leave
Organizations pay any portion of unused paid sick leave upon voluntary termination
Organizations with paid sick leave accrual by anniversary date
Organizations with paid sick leave accrual by calendar year
Organizations with paid sick leave accrual by fiscal year
Organizations with paid sick leave accrual by month
Organizations with paid sick leave accrual by pay period
Organizations with paid sick leave accrual by other time period
Waiting period, in days, for newly hired employees to start accruing paid sick leave
Waiting period, in days, for newly hired employees to be eligible to take paid sick leave
Paid sick leave days advanced to newly hired employees
Average paid sick leave days offered per year
Average paid sick leave days offered per year to part-time employees
Maximum number of paid sick leave days an employee can roll over into the following year
Percentage of employees who used all allotted paid sick leave
Paid sick leave days for less than one year of service
Paid sick leave days for one year of service
Paid sick leave days for two years of service
Paid sick leave days for three years of service
Paid sick leave days for four years of service
Paid sick leave days for five through nine years of service
Paid sick leave days for 10 through 19 years of service
Paid sick leave days for 20 or more years of service
Paid personal leave plans
Paid personal leave plan for full-time employees
Paid personal leave plan for part-time employees
Unlimited paid personal leave plan for full-time employees
Organizations allow employees to roll over unused paid personal leave
Organizations pay any portion of unused paid personal leave upon voluntary termination
Organizations with paid personal leave accrual by anniversary date
Organizations with paid personal leave accrual by calendar year
Organizations with paid personal leave accrual by fiscal year
Organizations with paid personal leave accrual by month
Organizations with paid personal leave accrual by pay period
Organizations with paid personal leave accrual by other time period
Waiting period, in days, for newly hired employees to start accruing paid personal leave
Waiting period, in days, for newly hired employees to be eligible to take paid personal leave
Paid personal leave days advanced to newly hired employees
Average paid personal leave days offered per year
Average paid personal leave days offered per year to part-time employees
Maximum number of paid personal leave days an employee can roll over into the following year
Percentage of employees who used all allotted paid personal leave
Paid personal leave days for less than one year of service
Paid personal leave days for one year of service
Paid personal leave days for two years of service
Paid personal leave days for three years of service
Paid personal leave days for four years of service
Paid personal leave days for five through nine years of service
Paid personal leave days for 10 through 19 years of service
Paid personal leave days for 20 or more years of service
Paid holidays per year
Paid holidays per year for part-time employees
Floating holidays per year
Paid bereavement leave for full-time employees
Days of paid bereavement leave for loss of a spouse
Days of paid bereavement leave for loss of a same-sex domestic partner
Days of paid bereavement leave for loss of an opposite-sex domestic partner
Days of paid bereavement leave for loss of a child
Days of paid bereavement leave for loss of a parent
Days of paid bereavement leave for loss of a sibling
Days of paid bereavement leave for loss of a grandparent
Days of paid bereavement leave for loss of a grandchild
Days of paid bereavement leave for loss of an extended family member
Paid sabbatical leave
Paid sabbatical program for full-time employees
Maximum number of paid sabbatical days available to eligible employees
Paid civic leave
Paid jury duty leave
Paid military leave
Paid leave to vote in elections
Paid maternity leave prevalence
Paid paternity leave prevalence
Paid adoption leave prevalence
Paid maternity leave days
Paid paternity leave days
Paid adoption leave days


Talent Acquisition

Tools Used to Source Candidates
Tools Used to Source Executive Candidates
Position Responsible for Recruiting Applicants for Nonexecutive Job Openings
Position Responsible for Recruiting Applicants for Executive Job Openings
Cost-Per-Hire
Executive Cost-Per-Hire
Recruitment-Expenses-to-HR-Expenses Ratio
Requisitions per Recruiter (or HR FTE)
Requisitions per Recruiter (Organizations with Dedicated Recruiters)
Requisitions per Recruiter (Organizations without Dedicated Recruiters)
Selection Techniques Used to Assess Candidates
Percentage of Organizations Using Automated Pre-Screening
Acceptance Rate
Positions Externally Filled
Positions Internally Filled
Time-to-Fill
Open to Approval
Approval to Job Posting
Job Posting to Start Screening
Screen Applicants
Conduct Interviews
Make Final Decision
Offer to Acceptance
Percentage of Organizations Measuring Quality of Hire by Tracking
Percentage of Organizations Measuring Quality of Hire
Separations Within First Three Months of Employment
Separations Within First Six Months of Employment
Separations Within First Year of Employment


Industry List

Available industry segments for the Industry Report:

All Industries
Accommodation and Food Services
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Construction
Educational Services
Finance and Insurance
Government Agencies
Health Care and Social Assistance
Information
Manufacturing
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Personal and Laundry Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
Repair and Maintenance
Retail Trade
Transportation and Warehousing
Utilities
Wholesale Trade

Don’t see your industry listed? Please contact us at +1.703.535.6366 or Benchmarks@SHRM.org for additional breakdowns!

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