Digital Press Operator Salary

Pay for Digital Press Operators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.81 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Digital Press Operators survey respondents are men (76 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$25,372 - $51,517
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$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,021
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$12.64 - $22.67
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$0$51K
Salary $25,372 - $51,517
Bonus $0.00 - $1,825
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$26,566 - $51,675
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.64 - $22.67
Overtime $19.41 - $33.64
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $0.00 - $1,825
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$26,566 - $51,675
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 398

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Job Description for Digital Press Operator

A digital press operator typically works in the printing and publishing industry, operating a digital press that produces various printed materials assigned by their employer. A digital press operator usually is responsible for operating more than one piece of digital press equipment at one time, including maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. Digital press operators typically work in indoor environments on a variety of shifts that typically are eight to 12 hours long and may be first, second, or third shift depending on the production capabilities and demand of the employer.

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Digital Press Operator Tasks

  • Interpret orders and load printing press to correctly produce products.
  • Document products, materials, and problems.
  • Update ink, material, paper, and other inventories to ensure smooth operations.
  • Quality inspect products and ensure accurate rendering.

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Popular Skills for Digital Press Operator


Digital Press Operators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Prepress, Maintenance, and ICC Profiling / Color Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those proficient in ICC Profiling / Color Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Prepress.

Pay by Experience Level for Digital Press Operator

Pay by Experience for a Digital Press Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Digital Press Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 149 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Digital Press Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Digital Press Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 114 salaries. A Digital Press Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 73 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,514

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Digital Press Operators, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 30 percent greater than the national average. Digital Press Operators will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+22 percent), San Jose (+19 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and Portland (+2 percent). Digital Press Operators in Oklahoma City make 32 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (21 percent lower) and Rochester (14 percent lower).

Digital Press Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Digital Press Operator?

Digital Press Operator in Pasadena:
"Not for everyone."
Pros: What I like most is the independence that you have, as long as you are responsible oohing quite surprises you and you don't need constant supervision.
Cons: Deadlines stack up on top of each other, and rhe hours are not consistent.

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Key Stats for Digital Press Operator

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Digital Press Operator Salaries

▲14%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$37,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Digital Press Operator Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲11%

▲1%

▲1%


National Average
$37,000

Adobe Photoshop
▼15%

Adobe Illustrator
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 24%
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