Printing Machine Operator Salary

Pay for Printing Machine Operators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.51 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Printing Machine Operators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$23,994 - $51,338
$24K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,271
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50%
90%

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$10.53 - $20.31
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,994 - $51,338  
   
Bonus
$50.34 - $6,082  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$22,940 - $45,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.53 - $20.31  
   
Overtime
$15.31 - $30.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$50.34 - $6,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$22,940 - $45,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 310

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Job Description for Printing Machine Operator

A printing machine operator carries out printing operations via the use of various equipment, which usually involves printing on paper but can involve other mediums. Binding finished results may also be a part of the job. Prior to a job being carried out, the machine operator should follow client requests, align tools properly, and match colors as necessary.

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Printing Machine Operator Tasks

  • Maintain press supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level.
  • Maintain production and quality by inspecting random production samples.
  • Minimize downtime by troubleshooting stoppages and breakdown.
  • Change over jobs by removing ink and paper, cleaning parts and components.
  • Complete press operations by preventive maintenance requirements.

Common Career Paths for Printing Machine Operator


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Though not the most common occurrence, Printing Machine Operators sometimes become Manufacturing Production Supervisors, where the average income is $51K per year. A common career progression for a Printing Machine Operator is to become a Print Press Operator or a Print Production Manager. Compared to Printing Machine Operators, the first group earns $7K more on average, and the second group earns $19K more.

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Pay by Experience Level for Printing Machine Operator

Pay by Experience for a Printing Machine Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Printing Machine Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 157 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Printing Machine Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Printing Machine Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 94 salaries. A Printing Machine Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 54 salaries.

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Key Stats for Printing Machine Operator

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Printing Machine Operator Salaries

▲27%

▲18%

▼0%

National Average
$31,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Printing Machine Operator Salaries


Equipment Maintenance
▲4%

National Average
$31,000

Machine Operation
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 28%
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