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Printer Salary (United States)

Printers in the United States take home an average $14.69 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Printers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Although close to one-third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly one-half get dental coverage, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Printer Salary (?
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$24,262 - $60,873
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MEDIAN: $34,962
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Printer Salary (?
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$9.82 - $22.33
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,262 - $60,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,468  
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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$20,788 - $52,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $22.33  
   
Overtime
$13.18 - $35.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,468  
   
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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$20,788 - $52,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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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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Printers might see a strong upturn in salary transition into upper-level roles like Print Production Manager. Median pay for a Print Production Manager is $50K per year. A common career progression for a Printer is to become a Print Press Operator or a Graphic Artist & Designer. Compared to Printers, the first group earns $6K more on average, and the second group earns $3K more.

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Typical Printers report a focused set of job skills. Printing and Job Scheduling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Printer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Printers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $26K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. Printers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $35K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $41K.

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Experience Affects Printer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$32,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Printer Salaries

Printing
up arrow 13%
National Average
$32,000
Job Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 32%