Pressman Salary

A Pressman earns an average wage of $19.64 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$26,311 - $60,820
(Median)
$26K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,909
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50%
90%

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$13.36 - $25.75
(Median)
$13
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,311 - $60,820  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $1,008  
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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$29,074 - $58,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.36 - $25.75  
   
Overtime
$17.29 - $38.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
   
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $1,008  
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).
)
$29,074 - $58,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 468
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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.

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Experience Affects Pressman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Pressman Salaries

ICC Profiling / Color Management
up arrow 6%

National Average
$42,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 6%

Machine Operation
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
58%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 25%
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