Production Manager, Print Salary

Print Production Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $32K to $83K per year, median earnings come to $58K per year. In the world of Print Production Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $32K and $83K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,132 - $85,852
$38K
$58K
$86K
MEDIAN: $58,179
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50%
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$12.60 - $25.57
$13
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.23
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$0$85K
Salary $38,132 - $85,852
Bonus $511 - $10,011
Profit Sharing $375.00 - $5,500
Commission $257.60 - $33,935
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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$32,387 - $83,289
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 898
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.60 - $25.57
Hourly Tips $1.11
Overtime $18.99 - $40.07
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $511 - $10,011
Commission $257.60 - $33,935
Profit Sharing $375.00 - $5,500
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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$32,387 - $83,289
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 306

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Job Description for Production Manager, Print

  • Manage the production schedule and process of printed materials, including quality control.
  • Estimate and document expected and actual costs per project and overall.
  • Coordinate with graphic designers and vendors to choose print substrates and production methods for each project.
  • Establish, negotiate, and maintain working relationships with artists and vendors to produce print products that meet client needs.

Common Career Paths for Production Manager, Print


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While not commonly seen, Print Production Managers who transition into a Plant Manager of Manufacturing position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Plant Managers of Manufacturing is $82K per year. When Print Production Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Operations Managers or Marketing Project Managers. Those roles pay an additional $6K and $1K, respectively.

Production Manager, Print Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Production Manager, Print


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Print Production Managers include Innerworkings, National Relief Charities, Alphagraphics, Inc., Minuteman Press, and R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company offers the most; Print Production Managers earn $75K on average there. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Innerworkings, National Relief Charities, and Abc Imaging, Inc., where Print Production Managers typically earn around $71K, $48K, or $45K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Minuteman Press at $36K, Alphagraphics, Inc. at $39K, and Abc Imaging, Inc., where $45K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Production Manager, Print


Print Production Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Purchasing, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 11 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Prepress, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. Most people familiar with Project Management also know Graphic Design and Adobe InDesign.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Manager, Print

Pay by Experience for a Production Manager, Print has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Manager, Print with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 321 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Manager, Print with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 319 salaries. An experienced Production Manager, Print which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 470 salaries. A Production Manager, Print with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 359 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,813

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Print Production Managers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Print Production Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+33 percent), New York (+30 percent), Philadelphia (+23 percent), and Boston (+18 percent). Tampa ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami and Phoenix (6 percent lower).

Production Manager, Print Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Production Manager, Print?

Production Manager, Print in Newbury Park:
Pros: Flexibility, enjoy the people I work with, feel confident in what I do.
Cons: Stressful, overwhelming, lack of urgency.

Production Manager, Print in Lebanon:
"Fast paced."
Pros: Being in charge of getting all print jobs out on time.
Cons: The dog that is there 3 days a week with the co-owner.

Production Manager, Print in Bozeman:
"Screen printing/production manager."
Pros: The attention to detail and quality.
Cons: The person I work for and how certain orders are completed.

Production Manager, Print in Kansas City:
"Office conditions."
Pros: Relevant to education, good work environment, variety.
Cons: Pay, corporate politics, nepotism.

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Key Stats for Production Manager, Print

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 259 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Production Manager, Print Salaries

▲20%

▲10%

National Average
$53,000

▼8%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Production Manager, Print Salaries

Budget Management
▲23%

▲11%

People Management
▲4%


Microsoft Excel
▲3%

National Average
$53,000


Production Management
▼2%

Operations Management
▼2%







Prepress
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 259 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 27%
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