2016 ERC Wage Survey

2016 ERC Wage Survey

Published: May 2016  |  Effective Date: January 31, 2016  |  Geographic Scope: Northeast Ohio  |  Participants: 147  |  Positions Surveyed: 72


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About the survey

This survey, published in May of 2016, reports annual hourly pay information for 6,558 individual employees in 72 production, maintenance, warehouse, distribution, and transportation positions from 147 Northeast Ohio organizations. Rates of pay were reported for the January 15, 2016–January 31, 2016 pay period. Hourly rates are also reported by number of employees, industry type, annual revenue, county, union affiliation, and years of experience (including new hires). Wages reported do not include overtime, shift differentials, or variable pay components. In order to provide the most reliable and accurate information, the wage data was cleaned and any outliers or invalid data were eliminated. All wage data was analyzed using statistical software to ensure data validity and reliability.

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List of positions surveyed

Janitor / Custodian
Machine Maintenance Mechanic (Junior)
Machine Maintenance Mechanic (Senior)
Machine Maintenance Mechanic (Entry)
Maintenance Electrician (Senior)
Maintenance Worker – General
Painter – Maintenance
Security Guard
Electrician (Senior)
HVAC Mechanic
Building Maintenance Technician
Assembler (Entry)
Assembler (Junior)
Assembler (Senior)
Chemical Mixer
CNC Machine Set Up / Operator (Entry)
CNC Machine Set Up / Operator (Junior)
CNC Machine Set Up / Operator (Senior)
Die Repair
Drill Press Operator
Electronics Assembler (Entry)
Electronics Assembler (Junior)
Electronics Assembler (Senior)
Engine Lathe Operator
Grinder – External
Heat Treater
Injection Molding Machine Operator
Inspector (Entry)
Inspector (Junior)
Inspector (Senior)
Laborer (Junior)
Laborer (Senior)
Leader, Assembly Group
Machine Tool Operator (Entry)
Machine Tool Operator (Junior)
Machine Tool Operator (Senior)
Painter – Machine Spray
Press Brake Operator
Production Control Clerk
Production Worker (Junior)
Production Worker (Senior)
Programmer CNC Equipment
Punch Press Operator (Junior)
Punch Press Operator (Senior)
Saw Operator
Team Leader
Tool / Grinder Operator
Tool Crib Attendant
Tool Room Machinist
Tool, Die or Gage Maker (Junior)
Tool, Die or Gage Maker (Senior)
Welder (Junior)
Welder (Senior)
Welder – Spot
Chemical Operator
Machinist (Entry)
Machinist (Junior)
Machinist (Senior)
Extruder Operator
Plant Operator
Warehouse / Distribution / Transportation
Box – Crater
Fork Lift Operator
Receiving and/or Shipping Clerk
Stock Handler / Parts Clerk
Warehouse Worker
Driver I (Light)
Driver II (Heavy)
Driver III (Local)
Order Picker / Selector
Fleet Mechanic