Printer Salary

Printers in the United States take home approximately $14.61 per hour on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Printers survey respondents are men (73 percent). Most Printers like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and roughly two in five claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,111 - $61,588
$25K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,547
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50%
90%

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$9.80 - $22.95
$9
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $14.61
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,111 - $61,588  
   
Bonus
$990 - $6,904  
Profit Sharing
$491.32  
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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$21,407 - $54,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $22.95  
   
Overtime
$16.41 - $34.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$990 - $6,904  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32  
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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$21,407 - $54,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 196

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Printer


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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 $4K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Printer

Pay by Experience for a Printer has a positive trend. An entry-level Printer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 85 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Printer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Printer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 70 salaries. A Printer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 73 salaries.

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Key Stats for Printer

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Printer Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$33,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Printer Salaries

Printing
▲8%

ICC Profiling / Color Management
▲4%

Prepress
▲2%

National Average
$33,000

Adobe Photoshop
▼4%


Adobe InDesign
▼13%

Adobe Illustrator
▼16%

Graphic Design
▼25%

Customer Service
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 42%