A Pressman earns an average wage of $19.99 per hour.

$28,959 - $62,629
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$63K
MEDIAN: $43,115
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90%

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$13.33 - $28.72
(Median)
$13
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,959 - $62,629  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $2,655  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$29,327 - $63,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.33 - $28.72  
   
Overtime
$19.31 - $39.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$484.79 - $2,655  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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).
)
$29,327 - $63,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 412
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Job Description for Pressman

Pressmen are responsible for operating printing presses to create a variety of printed materials, from newspapers and magazines to advertising flyers. They are typically employed by newspapers which operate their own press operations, or may work for dedicated printing companies which contract their services to print media and advertisers. Modern pressmen must not only be familiar with the machine operations of large printing presses, but should also be experienced with the computer programs which set such presses in motion.

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Pressman Tasks

  • Inspect papers visually during run to correct ink distribution and color registrants.
  • Run, maintain and clean press, plate and reel room equipment.
  • Install and adjust blankets and rollers as needed.
  • Print daily newspaper maintaining high quality and meeting all deadlines.
  • Keep equipment and work areas clean.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pressman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pressman Reviews

What is it like working as a Pressman?

Pressman in York:
"Hybrid Press operator."
Pros: That I can turn a simple roll of material into a label. Leaning new presses and helping to build back up the companies strength and edge of the other companies.
Cons: The stress is insane. Run-to-fail mentality when it comes to equipment repair. As well as my expression "you cannot build a BMW with Chevy parts.

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Experience Affects Pressman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Pressman Salaries

ICC Profiling / Color Management
up arrow 9%

National Average
$43,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
56%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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