Digital Press Operator Salary

Average Digital Press Operators in the United States make around $15.80 per hour. Earnings sit near $11.75 per hour on the lower side but can approach $21.71 on the higher side. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly more than a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Digital Press Operators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,604 - $55,369
(Median)
$28K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $38,896
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$11.75 - $21.71
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$12
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,604 - $55,369  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
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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$25,198 - $49,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $21.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.71 - $33.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
   
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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$25,198 - $49,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 519
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Digital Press Operator


Survey results suggest that Digital Press Operators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Prepress, ICC Profiling / Color Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Those proficient in ICC Profiling / Color Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Prepress.

Pay by Experience Level for Digital Press Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Digital Press Operators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $31K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $37K. For Digital Press Operators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $41K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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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Experience Affects Digital Press Operator Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Digital Press Operator Salaries


ICC Profiling / Color Management
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Maintenance
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$35,000

Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe Illustrator
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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