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Digital Press Operator Salary

The average Digital Press Operator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.61 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $11.62 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $21.52. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Digital Press Operators who answered the questionnnaire. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Digital Press Operators — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,907 - $57,660
(Median)
$28K
$38K
$58K
MEDIAN: $38,109
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$11.62 - $21.52
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,907 - $57,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
Profit Sharing
$7.14 - $3,073  
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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$25,003 - $48,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $21.52  
   
Overtime
$17.03 - $33.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
   
Profit Sharing
$7.14 - $3,073  
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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$25,003 - $48,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 476

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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


Digital Press Operators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Prepress, ICC Profiling / Color Management, Maintenance, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control 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. Most people who know ICC Profiling / Color Management also know 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $31K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $36K. Digital Press Operators bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $41K.

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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
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 11%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 23%
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