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3M Total Rewards include a variety of employee benefits that are intended to attract, retain and motivate our employees.

A look inside 3M's Total Rewards

  • Your pay Money Icon

    Be rewarded for your efforts with a competitive base salary and variable incentive pay linked to company and individual performance.

    When you are paid at 3M, you are being recognized for the meaningful contributions you make to 3M’s business results. To ensure that our pay remains aligned with our desire to remain competitive, 3M regularly benchmarks pay and benefits with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

    Your pay may include two components: base salary and variable pay. While base pay applies to all employees, variable pay is offered to eligible employees and may include and may include the following...

    Annual Incentive Plan (AIP)

    The Annual Incentive Plan (AIP) aligns a portion of eligible employees’ pay with company, business unit and individual performance. In most cases, you are eligible for the AIP if you are an active, non-production, salaried 3M employee. Employees eligible to receive sales incentive compensation do not participate in the AIP.

    Sales Incentives

    Each sales representative’s pay includes base pay and sales incentives, paid monthly or quarterly, depending on the business you represent.

    Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP)

    Management-level (and equivalent) employees are eligible to receive equity grants based on their level of responsibility, individual contribution and leadership performance.

  • Your benefits Star Icon

    Live your best with unique resources and high-quality benefits. Medical, dental and vision plan options, savings and retirement plans, a 3M employee stock purchase plan and many other resources can enhance your life, both physically and financially.

    Health care benefits are another important part of 3M Total Rewards. We provide comprehensive, quality benefits to you and your eligible dependents. If eligible, you may participate in most of 3M’s benefit offerings beginning on your first day of employment. 3M offers the same benefits to same sex spouses of employees as it does to opposite sex spouses.

    Medical & Dental & Vision

    The 3M Health Plan offers medical, prescription drug, dental and vision benefits. All of 3M’s medical plans include 100 percent coverage for preventive medical care when received from in-network providers.
    3M medical and dental plan premiums are deducted before taxes through automatic payroll deductions.

    Disability Benefits

    We provide company-paid short-term and long-term disability coverage in the event you become ill or are injured and unable to work.

    Life Insurance

    To help protect your financial security, 3M also offers a variety of life and accident insurance for you and your eligible dependents. 3M provides basic life and AD&D insurance coverage at no cost to you. Other optional life insurance coverages are offered at group rates.

    Paid Absences

    Paid absence is an important benefit that helps you balance your work and personal life. This includes vacation and holiday pay, short- and long-term disability benefits and time off for emergencies or other miscellaneous absences.

    Parental Leave

    Our parental leave policy helps employees be their best selves at home and at work. Mothers and fathers of newborn, newly adopted, or surrogacy children are entitled to a paid parental leave program.

    Savings and Retirement Benefits

    Our savings, retirement benefits and financial education resources help you plan for and manage your financial well-being at all stages of your life—both during and beyond your 3M career.

    General Employee Stock Purchase Plan (GESPP)

    The General Employees Stock Purchase Plan (GESPP) offers eligible employees an opportunity to make monthly purchases of shares of 3M stock at discounted prices through convenient payroll deductions. The price for shares purchased under the GESPP is fixed at the beginning of each month and represents a 15 percent discount from the closing trading price of a share of 3M stock on the first trading day of the month. Eligible employees generally may choose to contribute 3 percent to 10 percent of their eligible compensation.


    Our Retirement Program provides a solid foundation of retirement benefits, which includes a pension plan with company matching contribution.

  • Your life at 3M Heart Icon

    Grow through challenging work by leading important projects, working with diverse, talented people and finding endless opportunities to develop your skills - while enjoying access to many perks, programs and resources. 

    3M offers many programs to help you live your best — both physically and financially. The 3M Health and Wellness program  offers a variety of resources, rewards and incentives to help you live a more active and healthy life. Take advantage of our full range of opportunities — there’s something for everyone.

    • On-site fitness centers at select location
    • Confidential employee and family assistance program (EFAP)
    • On-Site Medical Centre at select locations
    • Health risk assessments
    • Resources to help you manage your medical care and make informed treatment choices
    • Wellness program
    • Smoking cessation offerings
    • Consult+ virtual health care
    • Stress management coaching
    • Scholarship programs and personal growth resources

    In addition, 3M offers the following resources and opportunities:

    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Flexible work arrangements
    • Diverse career and development opportunities
    • Scholarships for eligible dependents of employees
    • Voluntary long-term care coverage, group auto and home insurance
    • Employee store to purchase 3M products online or at many 3M locations
    • Support for community involvement: Matching Gifts, Volunteer Match, 3Mgives (our community giving program)

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  • With locations in more than 75 countries around the world, you're part of a powerful network of the world's best minds.

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At 3M, we do work that matters, applying our science in ways that make a positive impact on people's lives. Sustainability is at the core of our business, which means protecting natural resources and balancing economic, environmental and social factors while addressing global challenges. We are united by one goal: to improve every life.

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