A Prepress Technician or Worker earns an average wage of $16.20 per hour. A skill in Adobe Acrobat is associated with high pay for this job.
Prepress Technician or Worker Total Pay (?
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$24,670 - $48,980
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MEDIAN: $35,461
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Prepress Technician or Worker Total Pay (?
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$10.91 - $22.67
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,670 - $48,980  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,153  
Profit Sharing
$154.18 - $1,965  
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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$23,721 - $50,610  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 409
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $22.67  
   
Overtime
$16.17 - $33.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,153  
   
Profit Sharing
$154.18 - $1,965  
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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$23,721 - $50,610  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 409
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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
$35,000

Skills That Affect Prepress Technician or Worker Salaries

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 14%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%
National Average
$35,000
Graphic Design
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 59 votes.
Gender
Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 21%
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