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Prepress Technician or Worker Salary (United States)

A Prepress Technician or Worker earns an average wage of $16.47 per hour.
Prepress Technician or Worker Salary (?
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$25,018 - $51,403
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,371
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Prepress Technician or Worker Salary (?
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$11.03 - $22.50
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,018 - $51,403  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
Profit Sharing
$147.95 - $3,095  
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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$24,164 - $51,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.03 - $22.50  
   
Overtime
$16.45 - $33.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
   
Profit Sharing
$147.95 - $3,095  
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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$24,164 - $51,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 296
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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%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
Adobe Illustrator
0%
National Average
$36,000
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%
Graphic Design
up arrow 4%
Adobe PDF
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 21%