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Electronic Prepress Operator Salary (United States)

An Electronic Prepress Operator earns an average wage of $19.03 per hour.
Electronic Prepress Operator Salary (?
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$31,605 - $55,184
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,319
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Electronic Prepress Operator Salary (?
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$13.73 - $25.59
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,605 - $55,184  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
Profit Sharing
$406.95 - $1,513  
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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$29,280 - $56,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.73 - $25.59  
   
Overtime
$20.53 - $37.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$406.95 - $1,513  
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).
)
$29,280 - $56,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 412
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Job Description for Electronic Prepress Operator

An electronic prepress operator is a digital design specialist who ensures their organization's digital images and files are of the highest quality. At the beginning of the electronic prepress process, the operator frequently travels with a sales representative to the client's office for training and information gathering; they also try to learn about how the client wishes to express itself, the images it is trying to evoke, the client's branding, and their expectations for the final digital product. For example, the client may be looking to create an image-focused advertisement that evokes certain messages and images associated with the client's brand image.
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Electronic Prepress Operator Tasks
  • Identify missing content, illustrations or other problems and communicate with client.
  • Determine, document and communicate layout considerations, including page count and bleed.
  • Receive, validate and check accuracy of digital files.
  • Retouch and correct files, illustrations and plates to finalize for publication.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electronic Prepress Operator

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

Pay Difference By Location

St. Louis
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Cincinnati
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Houston
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National Average
$41,000
Buffalo
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Green Bay
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Experience Affects Electronic Prepress Operator Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Electronic Prepress Operator Salaries

Adobe Illustrator
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Prepress
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Adobe InDesign
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Adobe Photoshop
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National Average
$41,000
Graphic Design
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 23%