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Published: May 2023

Scope: Northeast Ohio

Participants: 120

Positions Reported: 189

Effective: January 31, 2022

About the 2023 ERC Salary Survey Report

This survey, published in May of 2023, reports annual compensation information for 4,317 individual employees in 189 accounting/finance, administrative support, business administration, customer service/sales, engineering, HR, IT, purchasing/distribution, quality, engineering, scientific, professional, management, supervisory, and nonprofit sector positions from 120 Northeast Ohio organizations.

Rates of pay were reported for the January 15, 2023 – January 31, 2023 pay period. Annual salaries are also reported by number of employees, industry type, annual revenue, county, for-profit or nonprofit 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 2023 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
Billing Clerk
Credit and Collections Analyst
Credit Manager
Finance and Budget Manager
Financial Analyst
General Accounting Manager
Payroll Manager / Supervisor
Payroll Clerk (Senior)
Payroll Specialist
Accounts Payable / Receivable Clerk
Administrative Support
Administrative Assistant
Clerk (Junior)
Switchboard Operator/Receptionist
Records Clerk
Secretary (Senior)
Secretary (Executive)
Administrative Assistant to the CEO
Arts / Museum / Membership
Special Events Manager
Business Administration
Corporate Attorney
Office Manager/Supervisor
Business Analyst
General Analyst
Operations Manager
Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Office Coordinator
Operations Director
Project Coordinator
Chief of Staff
Contract Administrator
Community / Education
Educator / Outreach Manager
Program Manager
Volunteers Manager / Director
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)
Sales Engineer
Inside Sales Manager
Sales Director
Business Development Director
Director of Development
Development Staff Professional
Donor Relations Manager
Grant Writer
Major Gifts Officer

Categories E–L

Application Engineer
Design Engineer
Designer, Cad (Junior)
Designer, Cad (Senior)
Designer, Tool and Die
Electrical Engineer
Engineer – I
Engineer – II
Engineer – III
Engineer – IV
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
Technical Writer
Technician – I
Technician – II
Technician – III
Engineering Supervisor
Field Service Engineer
Human Resources
Human Resources Administrator
Human Resources Generalist (Junior)
Human Resources Generalist (Senior)
Human Resources Manager
Recruiter (Junior)
Recruiting Manager
Training Specialist
Recruiter (Senior)
Human Resources Director
Employee Relations Specialist
Information Technology
Business Analyst – Technical
Database Administrator
Database Analyst / Programmer
Help Desk Coordinator
Information Systems Manager
Network Administrator
Network Manager
Network Technician
PC Technician
Software Applications Engineer / Programmer
Systems / Software Engineer
Systems Analyst
Web Developer
Web Administrator
Database Developer / Engineer
IT Project Manager
Technical Support Specialist
Software Engineer
IT Director

Categories M–Z

Facility Maintenance Manager
Supervisor – General Maintenance
Supervisor – Machine Maintenance
Graphic Designer (Junior)
Graphics Manager
Marketing Assistant
Marketing Manager
Product Manager
Program / Events Manager
Public Relations Manager
Marketing Specialist / Coordinator
Marketing Director
Graphic Designer (Senior)
Brand Manager
E-Marketing Manager
Social Media Specialist
Product Development Director
Non-Profit Administration
Executive Director
Finance Director (Nonprofit)
Receptionist (Nonprofit)
General Supervisor – Production / Processing Functions
ISO Coordinator
Materials Manager
Plant / Manufacturing Manager
Plant Superintendent
Production Control Clerk
Production Expediter
Production Planner
Production Planning Manager
Production Scheduler
Quality Assurance Manager / Supervisor
Quality Control Manager / Supervisor
Supervisor – Complex / Skilled Assembly
Supervisor – Inspection
Supervisor – Production (Machining)
Supervisor – Production / Processing (Miscellaneous)
Supervisor – Repetitive / Minor Skills Assembly
Supervisor – Semi-Repetitive / Semi-Skilled Assembly
Quality Specialist / Coordinator
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 Supervisor
Inventory Analyst
Logistics Analyst
Logistics Manager
Supervisor, Inventory Control
Supply Chain Manager
Purchasing Clerk
Logistics Director
Purchasing Director
Environmental / Epa Manager
Safety / Risk Management Manager
Safety Specialist
Science/Research & Development
Laboratory Technician (Junior)
Laboratory Manager
Laboratory Tester
Research & Development Manager (Technical)

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