2017 ERC Salary Survey Data

2017 ERC Salary Survey Data

 Published: May 2017

 Scope: Northeast Ohio

 Participants: 185

 Positions Surveyed: 235

 Effective: January 31, 2017

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About the 2017 ERC Salary Survey

This survey, published in May of 2017, reports annual compensation information for 8,156 individual employees in 235 accounting/finance, administrative support, business administration, customer service/sales, engineering, HR, IT, purchasing/distribution, quality, engineering, scientific, professional, management, supervisory, and non-profit sector positions from 185 Northeast Ohio organizations.

Rates of pay were reported for the January 15, 2017–January 31, 2017 pay period. Annual salaries are also reported by number of employees, industry type, annual revenue, county, for-profit or non-profit status, and years of experience (including new hires). Salaries reported do not include incentives or variable pay components. In order to provide the most reliable and accurate information, the salary data was cleaned and any outliers or invalid data were eliminated. All salary data was analyzed using statistical software to ensure data validity and reliability.

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Positions Surveyed for the 2017 ERC Salary Survey

Positions are organized alphabetically by category

Categories A–D

Accountant, Cost
Accountant, General (Entry)
Accountant, General (Junior)
Accountant, General (Senior)
Accounting Clerk (Junior)
Accounting Clerk (Senior)
Accounts Payable
Accounts Payable/Receivable Manager
Accounts Receivable
Assistant Controller
Auditor, Internal
Billing Clerk
Cost Accounting Manager
Credit and Collections Analyst
Credit Manager
Finance and Budget Manager
Financial Analyst
General Accounting Manager
Payroll Clerk (Junior)
Payroll Manager / Supervisor
Payroll Clerk (Senior)
Payroll Specialist
Accounts Payable / Receivable Clerk
Billing Specialist
Tax Specialist
Tax Manager
Administrative Support
Administrative Assistant
Clerk (Entry)
Clerk (Junior)
Clerk (Senior)
File Clerk
Mail Clerk
Order Clerk
Switchboard Operator/Receptionist
Records Clerk
Secretary (Junior)
Secretary (Senior)
Secretary (Executive)
Administrative Assistant to the CEO
Legal Secretary
Business Administration
Business Manager
Corporate Attorney
Office Manager/Supervisor
Business Analyst
Operations Manager
Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Office Coordinator
Operations Director
Project Coordinator
Chief of Staff
Contract Administrator
Community / Education
Program Vice President
Customer Service/Sales
Account Manager / Specialist (Junior)
Estimator, Cost
Installation and/or Service Manager
Sales Administrative Assistant
Sales Administrator
Business Developer
Customer Service Representative (Junior)
Customer Service Representative (Senior)
Customer Service Supervisor
Customer Service Manager
Sales Representative (Junior)
Sales Representative (Senior)
Sales Manager
Sales Manager – Regional
Business Development Manager
Account Manager / Specialist (Senior)
Customer Service Representative (Bilingual)
Sales Engineer
Sales Engineer Manager
Inside Sales Manager
Sales Director
Call Center Representative
Call Center Supervisor
Business Development Director
Director of Development
Development Staff Professional
Grant Administrator

Categories E–L

Application Engineer
Chemical Engineer
Design Engineer
Designer, Cad (Junior)
Designer, Cad (Senior)
Designer, Tool And Die
Drafter / Designer
Electrical Engineer
Electronic Technician
Engineer – I
Engineer – II
Engineer – III
Engineer – IV
Engineering Administrator
Engineering Cost Estimator
Engineering Manager / Chief Engineer
Engineering Project Manager
Manufacturing / Methods Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer Manager
Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Manager
Plant Engineer
Process Engineer
Quality Engineer
Quality Engineering Manager
Service / Installation Representative (Senior)
Technical Writer
Technician – I
Technician – II
Technician – III
Technician – IV
Engineering Supervisor
Field Service Engineer
Field Service Engineer Manager
Human Resources
Benefits Administrator / Clerk
Benefits Analyst
Benefits Manager
Human Resources Administrator
Human Resources Generalist (Junior)
Human Resources Generalist (Senior)
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Secretary
Personnel Clerk
Recruiter (Junior)
Recruiting Manager
Training Specialist
Training Manager
Human Resources Assistant
Recruiter (Senior)
Human Resources Director
Trainer – Technical
Compensation Analyst
Employee Relations Specialist
HRIS Analyst
Information Technology
Business Analyst – Technical
Computer Programmer Analyst (Junior)
Database Administrator
Database Analyst / Programmer
Help Desk Coordinator
Information Systems Manager
Network Administrator
Network Manager
Network Technician
PC Techincian
Software Applications Engineer / Programmer
Systems / Software Engineer
Systems Analyst
Systems Analyst / Programmer
Web Developer
Web Administrator
Computer Programmer Analyst (Senior)
Data Entry Operator
Data Analyst
IT Project Manager
Technical Support Specialist
Software Engineer
IT Director

Categories M–Z

Facility Maintenance Manager
General Supervisor – Maintenance / Trades Functions
Supervisor – Custodial Services
Supervisor – General Maintenance
Supervisor – Machine Maintenance
Graphic Designer (Junior)
Graphics Manager
Market Research Analyst
Marketing Assistant
Marketing Manager
Product Manager
Public Relations Manager
Marketing Specialist / Coordinator
Marketing Director
Graphic Designer (Senior)
Public Relations Specialist
Non-Profit Administration
Executive Director
Patient / Client Services
Food Service Worker
General Supervisor – Production / Processing Functions
Iso Coordinator
Materials Manager
Plant / Manufacturing Manager
Plant Superintendent
Process Improvement Supervisor
Production Control Clerk
Production Expediter
Production Planner
Production Planning Manager
Production Scheduler
Quality Assurance Supervisor
Quality Control Manager
Supervisor – Complex / Skilled Assembly
Supervisor – Inspection
Supervisor – Production (Machining)
Supervisor – Production / Processing (Miscellaneous)
Supervisor – Repetitive / Minor Skills Assembly
Supervisor – Semi-repetitive / Semi-skilled Assembly
Supervisor – Welding
Quality Specialist / Coordinator
Continuous Improvement / Lean Manager
Buyer (Entry Level)
Buyer (Junior)
Buyer (Senior)
Distribution and Transportation Manager
Inventory Control Clerk
Purchasing Manager
Supervisor – Shipping And Receiving
Supervisor – Warehouse
Traffic Manager
Warehouse Manager
Distribution Director
Distribution Supervisor
Inventory Analyst
Logistics Analyst
Logistics Manager
Supervisor, Inventory Control
Supply Chain Manager
Purchasing Clerk
Pricing Analyst
Import / Export Analyst
Purchasing Director
Environmental / Epa Manager
Safety / Risk Management Manager
Safety Specialist
Science/Research & Development
Laboratory Technician (Junior)
Laboratory Technician (Senior)
Laboratory Tester
Research & Development Manager (Technical)

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