The average Printer in the United States earns approximately $14.50 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although slightly more than half have medical coverage and roughly two in five have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Most Printers survey respondents are men (73 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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.Read More...
Digital advances have redefined the printing industry in the last few decades. New techniques and devices are constantly being added to the field, and keeping up with emerging technologies is important for the printer to stay relevant and meet client demands. Additionally, printers must also possess excellent interpersonal skills. Close attention to detail and comprehension of assignments is crucial for success.
The amount of experience needed for printing positions varies by the specific position and employer At most entry level positions, a printer will be trained. The more senior-level printing positions require at least three to five years' experience and a complete understanding of the relevant printing technology.
- Operate printing machines.
- Multi-task and prioritize work flow based on urgency.
- Inspect products produce to ensure high quality.
Common Career Paths for Printer
Many Printers move into a Print Production Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $51K per year. Printers most often move into positions as Print Press Operators or Graphic Artists & Designers; those groups report median salaries that 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.
For many Printers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $26K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $33K. Printers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $36K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $42K on average.
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