Median pay for Printers in the United States is around $14.64 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Printers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, a little over a half have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,590 - $59,681
(Median)
$20K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,388
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50%
90%

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$9.46 - $22.52
(Median)
$9
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$19,590 - $59,681  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$291.98  
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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$20,555 - $52,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.46 - $22.52  
   
Overtime
$15.55 - $32.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$291.98  
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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$20,555 - $52,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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Job Description for Printer

The printer takes clients' project ideas and turn them into a printed product. This professional receives an assignment and then use any applicable printing equipment to complete it. The range of jobs that the printer completes is diverse; for example, a printer may work at a retail outlet where they fill printing needs of customers,or in private business where they perform printing functions for their company and/or its clients. Understanding how to operate printing equipment is essential to properly completing assignments. The ability to delegate and prioritize assignments is also crucial to maximize efficiency. Hours for a printer vary, but they are generally normal business hours. However, some retail printing positions have extended hours into the evening to meet consumer demands. Printing work is generally performed indoors in an office settings; some retail environments are set up like storefronts with printers interacting with the customers.

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Printer Tasks

  • Inspect products produce to ensure high quality.
  • Multi-task and prioritize work flow based on urgency.
  • Operate printing machines.

Common Career Paths for Printer


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Advancing into a Print Production Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Printers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $51K per year. Printers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Print Press Operators or Graphic Artists & Designers. The median paychecks in those roles are $5K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Printer

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $26K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $33K. For Printers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $36K. Printers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $41K.

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Experience Affects Printer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Printer Salaries

Printing
up arrow 10%

Prepress
up arrow 9%

ICC Profiling / Color Management
up arrow 6%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 9%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 12%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 15%

Graphic Design
up arrow 26%

Customer Service
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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