A Press Operator earns an average wage of $15.01 per hour.
Press Operator Total Pay (?
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$27,617 - $55,752
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $32,648
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Press Operator Total Pay (?
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$9.51 - $21.71
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,617 - $55,752  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $2,469  
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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$20,390 - $51,123  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.51 - $21.71  
   
Overtime
$14.00 - $33.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $2,469  
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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$20,390 - $51,123  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 344
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Job Description for Press Operator
  • Maintain and calibrate equipment, complying with all safety regulations and submitting orders for complex repairs.
  • Inspect, package, and document finished orders.
  • Set up, monitor, and maintain press to meet product specifications and timelines.
  • Complete job run logs, including any mechanical problems and metrics for output, waste, and spoilage.
Pay by Experience Level for Press Operator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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National Average
$34,000
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Press Operator Reviews

What is it like working as a Press Operator?
Press Operator in Birmingham:
"My Press Operating Experience."
Pros: I run a die cast press machine everyday which makes thermal decals. What I like most about my job is the process that goes into making a decal. Upon the first "press" the decal comes out looking like crap. My job is to get the metal die set up and then apply different elements such as more/less heat, pressure, tape, etc.. to make the press surface even so that I get a nice smooth cut decal. This is a learned technique. I get a sense of accomplishment with each job that I make. As long as deadlines are met, the work hours are flexible. My position is not micro-managed; I general work on my own.
Cons: At times it can be stressful because of deadlines. This job requires standing on your feet in one spot for 8+ hours a day.
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Experience Affects Press Operator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$34,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 72 votes.
Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%
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