Prepress Specialist Salary

The average wage for a Prepress Specialist is $18.78 per hour. A skill in QuarkXPress is associated with high pay for this job.

$32,539 - $62,713
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $44,823
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$13.83 - $28.43
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,539 - $62,713  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $1,032  
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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$29,706 - $62,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.83 - $28.43  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $40.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $1,032  
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).
)
$29,706 - $62,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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
$42,000



Skills That Affect Prepress Specialist Salaries

QuarkXPress
up arrow 13%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
0%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

ICC Profiling / Color Management
0%

Graphic Design
0%

National Average
$42,000

Graphic and Image Software
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 16%
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