Linda Budd


Linda Budd is a Consultant in Merces’ Detroit office.  Bringing to the firm extensive experience in health care compensation, she is responsible for the design, development and implementation of employee compensation programs.  Linda serves as Primary Consultant for several of the firm’s FQHC clients.

Linda has over 25 years of compensation experience, including responsibility for the development and administration of a wide variety of compensation programs in major health systems. She has extensive experience in managing client assignments and providing technical expertise on many different compensation issues.

Most recently, Linda has worked as an independent compensation consultant and was employed as a Compensation and Benefits Specialist with Dawn Food Products, Inc.  for two years prior to returning to Merces.  She was employed by Henry Ford Health System as a Senior Compensation Associate and also worked as a Compensation Consultant for The Wyatt Company, an international human resources consulting firm.  Linda worked for several years with Merces prior to her independent consulting work and rejoined the firm in February of 2012.

When she’s not working, Linda is a voracious reader (primarily true crime, Stephen King, and other fiction) and loves to travel  and garden.  She is a past  President of the Paint Creek Garden Club in Rochester, MI, and volunteers her free time at the Detroit Institute of Arts.  She very much enjoys attending art exhibitions, ballets, concerts, plays, and other cultural events.

Areas of expertise

  • Wage and salary consulting and program development
  • Survey management and administration
  • Health care
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • General industry compensation