Compensation Localizer

Mercer’s Compensation Localizer calculator helps you assess how home pay compares to the host compensation program.

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Compensation Localizer 2.0 simplifies putting an employee on a host-based compensation program. It gives you complete confidence in how the change will affect your employee and helps you determine any needed transitional or ongoing supplemental payments.

Rebuilt and enhanced for a significantly improved user experience, Compensation Localizer 2.0 makes use of our innovative technology platform, enabling you to perform your calculations more smoothly and efficiently than ever before. It gives you access to Mercer’s robust rewards data and helps you quickly determine how to transition an employee from their current location’s compensation plan to another location’s local compensation program.

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Key features

When should I use Compensation Localizer?

Use the tool to quantify the economic impact whenever you are putting together a host-based compensation package for an employee:

  • As an alternative to a traditional home-based international package
  • Upon localization (transitioning international assignees to host-based pay)
  • For one-way international transfers
  • For locally or directly hired foreigners

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What can I do with Compensation Localizer?

Calculate the precise economic gain or loss to your transferee and the amount needed for the transferee to get equivalent pay in the host location.

Compare this equivalent package to the local market using Mercer’s robust proprietary market remuneration data or your local pay structure. Click here to learn more about Mercer total rewards.

Easily “sell” a package that represents a gain to the employee or decide whether to cushion a package representing an economic loss.

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How does Compensation Localizer work?

Compensation Localizer calculates the difference between costs in the current and proposed locations, accounting for taxes, goods and services, housing expenses, and other costs and allowances.

Readily customize the calculations to your specifications — down to the individual employee’s situation — or use Mercer’s robust standardized market data. For example, you can use our standard assumptions on normative housing expenses in the host location, or override them by choosing the actual accommodation type or a specific rental cost to be used in the calculation.

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How do I get Compensation Localizer?

You need a Mobility Exchange account to use Compensation Localizer. If you have an account, you can use Compensation Localizer now to start a package calculation. Access the tool under My Tools on your Dashboard.

Not registered? Registration is quick, free, and easy via Mobility Exchange. Register now.

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Compensation Localizer demo Learn how Compensation Localizer can simplify and calculate precise gain and loss to make your transferee whole

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