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Statistics About The Average Severance Package

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"The average severance package in the U.S is 1-2 weeks of pay for every year of employment."

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"25% of companies provide a severance package that equals 1 week of pay for every year of service or less."

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"Top-level executives may receive severance up to a year's salary or more."

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"Only about 10% of workers are eligible for severance packages, according to a CBSNews report."

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"In certain industries like finance, average severance can be as high as 6 months' pay."

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"As per Challenger, Gray, & Christmas, the average executive severance package was 2.99 years' salary in 2000."

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"In 2017, among Fortune 500 companies, the average CEO severance package was around $16.2 million."

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"A Korn Ferry study said that C-suite executives get a severance package up to 18 months of pay."

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"According to Salary.com, the average length of unemployment for job seekers in 2008 was 4.4 months, suggesting severance packages often do not cover the full unemployment period."

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"70% of companies offer outplacement services as part of their severance packages."

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"According to SHRM, 76% of companies in 2014 required employees to sign a release of claims to be eligible for a severance package."

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"According to a study conducted by Lee Hecht Harrison, about 35% of U.S companies offer 2 weeks' pay as severance for every completed year of work."

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"Nearly 70% of companies require executives to sign a non-compete agreement as part of their severance packages, according to a study by Alvarez and Marsal."

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"Roughly 50% of Canadian firms provide a 3-6 months' severance package, according to a Capital HR survey."

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"As per a study by Ellis S. Watson, for an employee who earns $40,000 a year, the average retiree health staffing cost, including severance, is $14,800."

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"According to a survey by the American Management Association (AMA), 60% of firms have a written policy for severance packages, and most use a sliding scale based on years of service."

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"In Australia, according to a Korn Ferry report, redundancy payments typically amount to 2-4 weeks of pay per year of service."

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