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Prepress Specialist Salary (United States)

A Prepress Specialist earns an average wage of $18.69 per hour.
Prepress Specialist Salary (?
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$31,331 - $66,149
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $46,579
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Prepress Specialist Salary (?
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$13.82 - $28.99
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,331 - $66,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
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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$29,636 - $63,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.82 - $28.99  
   
Overtime
$20.89 - $40.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
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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$29,636 - $63,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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
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Adobe Illustrator
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Adobe Acrobat
0%
National Average
$43,000
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%
Graphic Design
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ICC Profiling / Color Management
up arrow 2%
Graphic and Image Software
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
45%
female alumni
 
Male
55%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 14%