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Offset Press Operator Salary

The average pay for an Offset Press Operator is $18.47 per hour.

$25,342 - $61,392
(Median)
$25K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,129
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50%
90%

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$12.75 - $25.14
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,342 - $61,392  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,004  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $1,500  
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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$27,756 - $57,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.75 - $25.14  
   
Overtime
$19.16 - $39.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,004  
   
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $1,500  
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).
)
$27,756 - $57,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 242

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Job Description for Offset Press Operator

Offset press operators have a hands-on position operating heavy machinery in production lines and factories (typically involving paper packaging). The offset press is used to create packaging for products that includes the large-scale production of consumables. To operate an offset press, an individual must be able to use a computer to run the program controlling the machine; the computer is programmed by the operator, who determines the exact specifications required and sends the commands to the machine itself, which begins printing and cutting patterns. In addition to programming the computer, offset press operators are in charge of performing safety checklists, as well as lifting, loading, and inspecting various materials.

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Offset Press Operator Tasks

  • Inspect products for quality and conformance to specifications.
  • Adjust press quality, ink, pressures, loads, and mounts to produce desired product.
  • Clean, maintain, and stock printing presses.
  • Interpret print jobs to prioritize, organize, and set up machines and workflow.
  • Inventory and order press supplies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Offset Press Operator

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

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Experience Affects Offset Press Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$41,000

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
57%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 24%