Prepress Specialist Salary

The average wage for a Prepress Specialist is $19.97 per hour. A skill in QuarkXPress is associated with high pay for this job.

$31,484 - $69,693
$31K
$47K
$70K
MEDIAN: $46,751
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$14.29 - $26.60
$14
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,484 - $69,693  
   
Bonus
$101.74  
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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$31,149 - $61,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $26.60  
   
Overtime
$20.60 - $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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$101.74  
   
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).
)
$31,149 - $61,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Prepress Specialist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
44%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Prepress Specialist Salaries

▲16%

▲12%

National Average
$43,000

▼9%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Prepress Specialist Salaries

QuarkXPress
▲14%

National Average
$43,000





ICC Profiling / Color Management
▼2%

Graphic Design
▼2%

Graphic and Image Software
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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