The average wage for a Prepress Specialist is $19.87 per hour. A skill in QuarkXPress is associated with high pay for this job.

$32,438 - $62,499
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$62K
MEDIAN: $44,547
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$14.35 - $26.86
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,438 - $62,499  
   
Bonus
$350.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$31,172 - $61,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.35 - $26.86  
   
Overtime
$21.05 - $38.35  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$350.00  
   
Commission
$752  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$31,172 - $61,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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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

  • Download, acquire, process, color correct, and/or fix reproduction issues with in-house.
  • Understand written specification and bills of materials related to creating art files for print production.
  • Troubleshoot a wide variety of issues.
  • Support and advise the design team regularly on procedure and technical hardware/software.
  • Manage and monitor image queues and approve or reject based on reproduction specifications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Prepress Specialist

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Key Stats for Prepress Specialist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
46%
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Experience Affects Prepress Specialist Salaries



National Average
$43,000



Skills That Affect Prepress Specialist Salaries

QuarkXPress
up arrow 15%

National Average
$43,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%

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 29 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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