Prepress Technician or Worker Salary

A Prepress Technician or Worker earns an average wage of $16.90 per hour.
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$25,750 - $50,806
(Median)
$26K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,734
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50%
90%

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$11.60 - $23.06
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,750 - $50,806  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,159  
Profit Sharing
$2,849  
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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$24,673 - $51,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $23.06  
   
Overtime
$17.64 - $33.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,159  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,849  
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).
)
$24,673 - $51,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 301
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Job Description for Prepress Technician or Worker

The prepress technician holds a production-based position in which they prepare materials for the printing process. Individuals in this position are in charge of ensuring artwork meets certain requirements and that the application of this artwork is completed properly (for example, that files include the correct paper size and color). Prepress technicians participate in meetings with various departments, including sales and management, to ensure that prepress methods are fully optimized and running smoothly. Contact with clients may also be necessary, and technicians work directly with artists and designers.

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Prepress Technician or Worker Tasks

  • Scan or upload print and electronic files.
  • Make color, text, and digital image corrections.
  • Maintain, repair and troubleshoot presses and printing equipment as needed.
  • Ensure proper format, appearance and layout of text and images before publication.
  • Set up printing presses to produce film, plate or electronic proofs.

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Experience Affects Prepress Technician or Worker Salaries



National Average
$36,000



Skills That Affect Prepress Technician or Worker Salaries

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 9%

Prepress
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$36,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 4%

Adobe PDF
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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