Prepress Specialist Salary

The average wage for a Prepress Specialist is $19.19 per hour. A skill in QuarkXPress is associated with high pay for this job.

$32,972 - $64,669
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,900
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$13.93 - $28.58
(Median)
$14
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,972 - $64,669  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
Profit Sharing
$1,024  
Commission
$752  
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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$30,090 - $62,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $28.58  
   
Overtime
$20.94 - $40.65  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
   
Commission
$752  
Profit Sharing
$1,024  
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).
)
$30,090 - $62,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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Job Description for Prepress Specialist

Positions that fall under the title prepress specialist are available at many different paper-based media companies. This includes design firms and publishing companies that provide specialized paper printing services, either to customers or for internal use.

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Prepress Specialist Tasks

  • Manage and monitor image queues and approve or reject based on reproduction specifications.
  • Size, crop, color correct and retouch digital and scanned images for print and web usage.
  • Prepare, construct, and update page dummy files for all publications and products for advertising and/or editorial departments.
  • Support and advise the design team regularly on procedure and technical hardware/software.
  • Download, acquire, process, color correct, and/or fix reproduction issues with in-house.

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Experience Affects Prepress Specialist Salaries



National Average
$43,000



Skills That Affect Prepress Specialist Salaries

QuarkXPress
up arrow 15%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
0%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

National Average
$43,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

ICC Profiling / Color Management
up arrow 2%

Graphic and Image Software
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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