Bringing in the most money are Offset Press Operators — their earnings average around $22.69 per hour. Press Operators are a close second at approximately $21.49 along with Second Press Operators (about $18.82) and Print Press Operators ($17.60). Material Handlers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $12.50.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($22.27 per hour) can be spotted in Lomira, Wisc.; Thomaston, Ga. (about $20.00), Milwaukee, Wisc. (approximately $18.03), and the company's headquarter city of Sussex, Wisc. ($16.85) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $14.20) is Effingham, Ill. By state, Quad/Graphics Inc employees make the most in Texas, earning $20.00 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $15.80 per hour. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $16.19 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of around $21.31 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Basic Life Support Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $46.00 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA); Quad/Graphics Inc awards $19.00 to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Equipment Maintenance among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $20.25 per hour. Machine Operation is a popular skill among Quad/Graphics Inc workers, with just under one in three of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Troubleshooting, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Most survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Quad/Graphics Inc provides health insurance to a large number of respondents, and a large number of workers do receive dental coverage. Quad/Graphics Inc folks also make good use of gym membership, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and matching contributions to retirement plan.