2017 ERC Wage Survey

2017 ERC Wage Survey

 Published: May 2017

 Scope: Northeast Ohio

 Participants: 147

 Positions Surveyed: 69

 Effective: January 31, 2017

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About the 2017 ERC Wage Survey

This survey, published in May of 2017, reports annual hourly pay information for 7,263 individual employees in 69 production, maintenance, warehouse, distribution, and transportation positions from 147 Northeast Ohio organizations. Rates of pay were reported for the January 15, 2017–January 31, 2017 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
  • 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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Positions Surveyed for the 2017 ERC Wage Survey

Positions are organized alphabetically by category

Janitor / Custodian
Machine Maintenance Mechanic (Junior)
Machine Maintenance Mechanic (Senior)
Machine Maintenance Mechanic (Entry)
Maintenance Electrician (Junior)
Maintenance Electrician (Senior)
Maintenance Worker – General
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 (Junior)
Electronics Assembler (Senior)
Grinder – External
Heat Treater
Injection Molding Machine Operator
Inspector (Entry)
Inspector (Junior)
Inspector (Senior)
Laborer (Junior)
Laborer (Senior)
Leader, Assembly Group
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 (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)
Printing Machine Operator
Extruder Operator
Warehouse / Distribution / Transportation
Box – Crater
Fork Lift Operator
Receiving and/or Shipping Clerk
Stock Handler / Parts Clerk
Warehouse Worker
Driver I (Light)
Driver III (Local)
Order Picker / Selector
Fleet Mechanic

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