Employee Benefits

Better Workplaces Through Benefits

The SHRM Employee Benefits Survey is one of the longest-running annual research reports covering trends in employee benefits among organizations in the United States. Each year, SHRM launches the survey to HR professionals across the country to assess trends in the prevalence of specific employer-offered benefits across multiple categories.

This year’s Employee Benefits Survey regained a semblance of normalcy following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on 2020’s data collection. Specifically, the survey returned to the traditional timing of benefits data collection from HR professionals to occur both during and shortly after many companies’ open enrollment periods. Further, the survey also reintroduced many specific benefits across multiple categories that were temporarily removed amid the increased focus on “core” benefits during the height of the pandemic. Given the adaptations businesses have made since the pandemic began, returning to the regular data collection period and reintroducing specific benefits serves to provide organizations with a more timely and complete picture of where they stand.

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Interactive Tool

See How Your Benefits Stack Up

To help you compare your organization’s benefits against those surveyed, we have built an online, interactive benchmarking tool. Now, the power is in your hands to filter results according to your organization’s industry, size, and location. A mid-size healthcare company? Results are available specifically for an organization like yours. A construction company in Texas? Yep, results are available for that too.*

This tool not only equips you to see the overall results of the Employee Benefits Survey but also allows you to call upon custom-filtered results any time you need them. Results can also be exported for later reference.

We’re excited to share these results and equip you with resources to help you build better workplaces. Select any of the benefits categories on the navigation bar to get started.

*For confidentiality purposes, a minimum of five responses is required to show filtered results. For filters resulting in 5-19 responses, results will display an asterisk to denote a low response count.

License Agreement


By opening and using the SHRM Employee Benefits Survey Results interactive online tool (the "Interactive Online Tool"), the Benefits Survey Results (the “Results”), and generating a Report (the “Report”) (and together the “Results and Report”), you (“User”) hereby agree as follows:

(i) That the Society for Human Resource Management is the exclusive provider and owner of the Interactive Online Tool and exclusive copyright owner of the Results and Report.

(ii) User has the right, by this License, to use the Interactive Online Tool and Results and Report solely for the internal purposes of their employer (“Company”) or for the internal purposes of a single client of Company (“Single Client”), and to make or distribute copies of the Results and Report to other employees within the Company or to employees within the Single Client, provided that such other Company employees or Single Client employees may only use the Results and Report for the internal purposes of the Company or Single Client. The Results and Report may not be shared to external third parties by any Company employees, Single Client employees or User. Except as allowed above with respect to use by employees of Company for the internal purposes of Company or employees of Single Client for the internal purposes of Single Client, User, Company and Single Client are strictly prohibited from printing, making or distributing any copies of the Results and Report in any type of media.

(iii) All materials, reports, data, records, including all export files and reports generated from the Interactive Online Tool, regardless of format (e.g., PDF, CSV), and any other intellectual property created or compiled by SHRM for the Results or in generating the Report, contained in the Results and Report and all copies thereof, collectively the “SHRM Intellectual Property”, shall be the sole property of SHRM.

(iv) Neither User, Company nor Single Client has any right to sell or sublicense, loan or otherwise convey or distribute the Interactive Online Tool, the Results or the Report or any copies thereof in any media to any third parties outside of the Company or Single Client.

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