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Published: May 2023

Scope: Northeast Ohio

Participants: 105

Positions Reported: 60

Effective: January 31, 2023

About the 2023 ERC Wage Survey Report

This survey, published in May of 2022, reports annual hourly pay information for 4,805 individual employees in 60 production, maintenance, warehouse, distribution, and transportation positions from 105 Northeast Ohio organizations.

Rates of pay were reported for the January 15, 2023 – January 31, 2023 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 2023 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
Electrician (Senior)
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 Cutter
Die Repair
Electronics Assembler (Junior)
Electronics Assembler (Senior)
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
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 Crib Attendant
Tool Room Machinist
Tool, Die or Gage Maker (Junior)
Tool, Die or Gage Maker (Senior)
Welder (Junior)
Welder (Senior)
Electronics Tester
Machinist (Junior)
Machinist (Senior)
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 (Heavy)
Order Picker / Selector

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