Prepress Technician or Worker Salary

A Prepress Technician or Worker earns an average wage of $17.46 per hour.
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$28,496 - $60,402
$28K
$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $42,415
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50%
90%

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$12.22 - $23.61
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.44
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,496 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$26,606 - $52,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $23.61  
   
Overtime
$19.13 - $37.93  
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$26,606 - $52,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 229

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Prepress Technician or Worker

Pay by Experience for a Prepress Technician or Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Prepress Technician or Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Prepress Technician or Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Prepress Technician or Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 92 salaries. A Prepress Technician or Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 77 salaries.

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Key Stats for Prepress Technician or Worker

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Prepress Technician or Worker Salaries

▲14%

▲9%

National Average
$38,000

▼7%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Prepress Technician or Worker Salaries

Adobe Acrobat
▲1%

National Average
$38,000

Prepress
▼1%





Adobe PDF
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 17%
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