Facts and Industry Statistics: Part One

U.S. domestic transfers: Relocation statistics

Worldwide ERC members represent the large majority of organizations that manage significant relocation programs. 2009 U.S. domestic relocation statistics: 

  • $25 Billion: amount spent annually in U.S. on corporate relocation
  • $15 Billion: amount spent annually in U.S. on corporate relocation by Worldwide ERC® member corporations
  • $16,110,641: average annual amount each company spends to transfer its employees.
  • 287,000: annual number of U.S. domestic transfers from Worldwide ERC® member companies
  • Of the 287,000, approximately 1/3 are new hires (94,710) and 2/3 are current employees (192,290).
  • Of the 287,000, approximately 50% are homeowners and 50% are renters.

Costs of U.S. domestic transfers*:

Current Employee Homeowner          $90,017
New Hire Homeowner                       $66,610
Current Employee Renter                  $20,750
New Hire Renter                              $17,877
Based on 2009 data

U.S. domestic transfers: Cost of shipping household goods:

2009 – $11,900

2007 – $11,680
2006 – $10,342
2005 – $9,514
2004 – $10,387
2003 – $9,745
2002 – $9,658

These costs vary by family size (bigger families typically have more household good to move) and homeowner status (homeowners typically have more household goods vs. renters).

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