Professional Services

Leading professional services firms, including accounting, technology and business advisory, rely on the McLagan survey platform to make strategic pay-related decisions. To learn about our coverage and how our survey works, click the links below:


Database Scope

The McLagan Professional Services Surveys provide HR and compensation professionals with the most comprehensive rewards insights from more firms, incumbents, and countries on a single survey platform than any other data provider. Our surveys span:


Participating Organizations


Business Lines and Divisions Covered


Countries with Reported Results

Participating Firms

We work with the leading accounting, business advisory, technology, and strategy consulting firms. Our clients include:

  • 8 of the Top 10
    Accounting Firms
  • 4 of the Top 5
    Consulting Firms
  • 3 of the Top 5
    Economic Consulting Firms

But we've only scratched the surface of the firms enrolled in our database. Navigating a highly-competitive talent market demands compensation data from a wide array of peers. We’ve got you covered so you can take a data-driven approach to compensation decisions.

► For a full list of participating industry peers, please click here.

Job Library

The McLagan Benchmarking Code is designed to capture the uniqueness of each firm type and the talent needed to support it. Employees are matched according to a globally consistent process drilling into each industry and each role’s attributes, area, focus and job level. We cover targeted functions, including:

  • Actuarial Advisory
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Application Development
  • Audit
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Systems Analytics
  • Client Implementation & Delivery
  • Cloud Computing
  • Creative Services
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Governance
  • Data Science
  • DevOps
  • Discovery Services
  • Employee Tax
  • Financial Advisory
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Help Desk & Desktop Support
  • High Net Worth Advisory
  • International Tax
  • IT Security
  • M&A Tax
  • Management Consulting
  • Scrum Master
  • Security Engineering
  • Technical Writer
  • Technology Architecture
  • User Analytics
  • User Experience
  • Web/Mobile Development

In addition, our surveys provide benchmarking data for infrastructure roles, including finance, human resources, legal and more.

► To request a full job list, please click here.

Compensation Data Elements

All McLagan surveys are designed to empower decision-makers to set pay with confidence across numerous rewards elements on a job-by-job basis and cover all direct forms of pay, including:

  • Salary
  • Cash Bonus
  • Bonus Eligibility
  • Commissions
  • Deferred Cash
  • Stock Salary
  • Performance Vested Award
  • Overtime
  • Overtime Eligibility
  • Allowances (cars, housing, role based, etc.)
  • Performance Vested Awards Mandatory Deferral
  • Performance Vested Awards

In addition, our consulting services survey captures data elements such as spot recognition awards, billable hours, solution technology alignment, sign-on bonus, and more.

What Sets McLagan Apart?

We partner with firms across the globe to assess their pay level competitiveness, align pay systems with business strategy and empower firms to achieve superior levels of people and business performance. Here's how:

  • A Dedicated Team
    Each client is matched with a dedicated relationship manager who is available to provide support at every stage of the survey process—from job matching to interpreting results.
  • Exclusive Industry Events
    Each year, we host exclusive client roundtables and webinars designed for networking, connecting with industry leaders and staying informed about industry trends and best practices.
  • Superior Analytics
    Our cutting-edge analytics position clients to spend more time making strategic decisions and less time manipulating large volumes of information. We provide board-ready reports across aggregate competitive summary, utilization and productivity, salary spend analysis, and more.
  • Unmatched Insights That Go Beyond Compensation
    Our market practice studies provide rich insights into human resources, compensation, and performance practices, including diversity and inclusion; technology staffing and pay; recruiting, training and development; as well as other critical topics.
  • We're a Trusted Partner
    You'll get faster buy-in on key compensation decisions when you use McLagan data. Board members, C-suite leaders, HR professionals, and recruiters know and trust the McLagan name.

Pricing, Access & Support

McLagan survey fees vary based upon your benchmarking goals. To request pricing information for our surveys, please click here.

All subscriptions to McLagan surveys include 24/7 access to McLaganLive, our online survey reporting environment.

Our dedicated team is committed to supporting clients throughout the survey process—from input to employee matching to analyzing results. A relationship manager will be your contact for training and inquiries every step of the way.


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