Printer Salary

Median pay for Printers in the United States is around $14.58 per hour. Although the greater part have medical coverage and slightly less than half have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for Printers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Printers who answered the questionnnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$23,947 - $60,402
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$60K
MEDIAN: $35,462
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$9.55 - $22.33
(Median)
$9
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,947 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,650  
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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$20,292 - $52,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $22.33  
   
Overtime
$13.34 - $35.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,650  
   
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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$20,292 - $52,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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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 often transition into Print Production Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Print Production Managers earn $50K per year. When Printers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Print Press Operators or Graphic Artists & Designers. Those roles pay an additional $6K and $3K, respectively.

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Printers note just a narrow range of job skills. Printing and Job Scheduling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 13 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Printer

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Printers. 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 $31K. Printers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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 19%

Skills That Affect Printer Salaries

Printing
up arrow 13%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 4%

National Average
$32,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 35%
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