About us

Incomes Data Research (IDR) is an independent research organisation specialising in the pay and employment field. Founded in 2014 with the sole aim of providing independent data and research on pay and benefits, IDR’s research covers pay awards, salary levels, employee benefits, as well as reward practice and HR policy. 

Our subscription services include an online pay benchmarking tool Pay Benchmarker and a regular e-mail bulletin Pay Climate  tracking pay rises and reward developments. IDR also produces a number of ‘off-the-shelf’ salary reports covering pay and benefits in a range of sectors, including retail, engineering and road transport. All the data we collect on pay increases and pay levels feeds into our online benchmarking tool Pay Benchmarker. Our highly experienced consultants can also provide bespoke research covering pay benchmarking, job evaluation, HR policy and practice and attitude surveys.

Our business is comprised of three equal shareholders/directors, six permanent staff and a network of trusted associates. Our structure means that we enjoy direct relationships with our clients, based on communication and dialogue, and we are responsive to their needs.
IDR has a steadily growing subscriber base and we have undertaken commissioned work for a wide range of employers across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and for trade unions and employer bodies.