The average rate for a Bindery Operator is $16.22 per hour.

$23,125 - $61,823
(Median)
$23K
$37K
$62K
MEDIAN: $37,000
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90%

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$10.99 - $21.67
(Median)
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,125 - $61,823  
   
Bonus
$506  
Commission
$6,600  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,952 - $49,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.99 - $21.67  
   
Overtime
$15.91 - $31.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$506  
   
Commission
$6,600  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$23,952 - $49,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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Job Description for Bindery Operator

A bindery operator performs print jobs and sets up, maintains, and operates the bindery equipment used to create documents such as books, pamphlets, and magazines. The bindery operator needs to perform regular maintenance on the machines under their supervision to ensure they run smoothly. Troubleshooting issues with this equipment is sometimes needed, and quality checks should be carried out to make sure machines are operating at peak efficiency. When machines cannot be fixed easily, the bindery operator needs to report issues to their managers so that the appropriate technicians can be contacted. Additionally, bindery operators must perform recordkeeping tasks such as logging current jobs and documenting their results.

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Bindery Operator Tasks

  • Maintain inventory and supplies record, tracking all uses.
  • Prepare and finish products, including scoring, cutting, padding, collating, addressing, and shrink wrapping.
  • Set up and run bindery equipment, including folders and cutters.
  • Conduct quality inspections, ensuring speed of production and quality standards are met.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bindery Operator

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What is it like working as a Bindery Operator?

Bindery Operator in Phoenix:
"Shipping And Receiving."
Pros: Its mechanically challenging. And the people around me are good also.
Cons: Poor planning and time management.

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Experience Affects Bindery Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Bindery Operator Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 3%

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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