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Prepress Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Prepress Manager is $53,314 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Prepress Manager Salary (?
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$41,104 - $76,609
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,314
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Prepress Manager Salary (?
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$15.45 - $28.47
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$41,104 - $76,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,965  
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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$38,745 - $73,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.45 - $28.47  
   
Overtime
$25.39 - $41.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,965  
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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$38,745 - $73,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Job Description for Prepress Manager

Prepress managers oversee printing jobs within their company (generally a printing or graphics company), ensuring that graphic designs and content meet all quality and technical standards before sending them to be printed. They may handle a variety of products, such as apparel, signs, decals, and standard paper products, among others. A substantial part of this position is working with clients to produce and edit their graphics, ensuring that all work is done properly and within deadline. Prepress managers often supervise a team of employees, which can include graphic designers, prepress support staff, and others; they must provide guidance, training, and discipline to these employees as necessary. The prepress team frequently collaborates with many other teams in their organization, including the sales, client services, design, and production departments.
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Prepress Manager Tasks
  • Track and analyze quality and staffing problems, identifying fixes.
  • Set and enforce standards for file transmission, proofing, equipment calibration, and other tasks.
  • Oversee scheduling and activities of electronic prepress staff.
  • Select and implement software to improve productivity and quality.

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Experience Affects Prepress Manager Salaries

National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Prepress Manager Salaries

ICC Profiling / Color Management
up arrow 4%
Prepress
up arrow 2%
National Average
$51,000
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 20%