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Printer Salary

Printers in the United States can expect wages of $14.52 per hour on average. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Printers who answered the questionnnaire. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by a little less than one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,893 - $60,160
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$60K
MEDIAN: $35,433
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$9.55 - $21.83
(Median)
$9
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,893 - $60,160  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
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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$20,264 - $50,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $21.83  
   
Overtime
$13.23 - $35.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
   
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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$20,264 - $50,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211

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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 $4K, respectively.

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Printers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Printing, Job Scheduling, and Graphic Design can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Printer

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Printers. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $26K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $31K. Printers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. Printers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $41K.

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Experience Affects Printer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Printer Salaries

Printing
up arrow 14%

National Average
$32,000

Job Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 33%
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