Print Press Operator Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Print Press Operator is $17.26 per hour.
Print Press Operator Salary (?
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$26,179 - $59,146
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,663
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Print Press Operator Salary (?
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$11.99 - $23.64
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$26,179 - $59,146  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,100  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $2,035  
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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$25,657 - $54,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.99 - $23.64  
   
Overtime
$17.40 - $35.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,100  
   
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $2,035  
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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$25,657 - $54,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 370
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Job Description for Print Press Operator

A print press operator sets up the print press machines and color swatches, as well as operates the press. Some positions may even require the operator to install new machines, so proficiency and knowledge with all relevant equipment may be needed before the operator starts work. Individuals in this position may work at publications such as magazines and newspapers or for organizations providing printing services for businesses. A print press operator might also develop designs and color coordination for prints to be used to reach prospective clients.
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Print Press Operator Tasks
  • Make plates and mix ink.
  • Set up and operate printing press.
  • Shut down printing presses by removing ink and paper, cleaning parts and components.
  • Establish printing quality by adjusting ink distribution, speed and drying temperatures.
  • Maintain press supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level.

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Experience Affects Print Press Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$37,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 22%