Digital Press Operator Salary

Earnings for Digital Press Operators in the United States come in at around $15.66 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $11.63 per hour and $21.28. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Digital Press Operators who answered the questionnnaire. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,907 - $57,660

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$11.63 - $21.28

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,907 - $57,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $977  
Profit Sharing
$7.07 - $2,483  
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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$24,987 - $48,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $21.28  
   
Overtime
$17.16 - $33.34  
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 - $977  
   
Profit Sharing
$7.07 - $2,483  
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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$24,987 - $48,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 484
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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 use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Prepress, ICC Profiling / Color Management, Maintenance, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. For most people, competency in ICC Profiling / Color Management indicates knowledge of Prepress.

Pay by Experience Level for Digital Press Operator

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


For Digital Press Operators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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 $37K. Digital Press Operators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. 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
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$35,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 11%

Adobe Illustrator
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 22%
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