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Salary Increase Projections 2021


Hoping for an economic rebound before year-end, employers haven't abandoned their salary increase budgets for 2020, although they have trimmed them a bit, new research shows. They don't expect to step up salary budget growth next year, given uncertainty over the economic outlook, salary increase forecasts show.

Salary Increase Budgets Decline for First Time in 12 Years
SHRM | Aug 2020

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2021 Forecasts Available
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Planning Global Compensation Budgets
The report is available for download.
Planning Global Compensation Budgets for 2021
Economic Research Institute | May 2020

Policies Practices and Merit Survey
The report is free after completion of a brief form.
2020 Policies Practices & Merit Survey
Empsight Compensation Surveys & Consulting | Aug 2020

National Salary Budget
Top-level results are available for download.
2020-2021 U.S. and Canada National Salary Budget Survey
Press Release: Survey Reveals a Measured Approach, With Increase Budgets Remaining Flat at 3% | Sep 2020

Salary Guides
Robert Half 2021 Salary Guide
Robert Half | Aug 2020

General Industry Salary Budget Survey
Press release with top level data: Most U.S. employers planning raises, bonuses for 2021, Willis Towers Watson survey finds
Survey Report: 2020 General Industry Salary Budget Survey
Willis Towers Watson | Aug 2020

Salary Budget Survey
View Top Level Data: 2020-2021 Salary Budget Survey
Press Release: Salary Increase Budgets Fall for First Time in 12 Years
WorldatWork | Aug 2020

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