Production Manager, Print Salary

Just below two-thirds of Print Production Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $31K to $79K per year, and the average comes out to $53K annually. With bonuses occasionally running north of $7K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $10K, and a few commissions as high as $10K, total income for Print Production Managers can range between $31K and $79K according to individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Job satisfaction for Print Production Managers is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Print Production Managers making up 56 percent of survey respondents. Although about a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,774 - $79,876
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,447
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50%
90%

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$11.91 - $24.11
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,774 - $79,876  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,118  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,696  
Commission
$-0.50 - $10,101  
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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$30,834 - $78,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,196
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $24.11  
   
Overtime
$15.69 - $35.58  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,118  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $10,101  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,696  
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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$30,834 - $78,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 353

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Job Description for Production Manager, Print

  • 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.
  • Manage the production schedule and process of printed materials, including quality control.
  • Estimate and document expected and actual costs per project and overall.

Common Career Paths for Production Manager, Print


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While Print Production Managers do not often become Plant Managers of Manufacturing, the job pays $81K per year on average. A common career progression for a Print Production Manager is to become an Operations Manager or an Art Director. Compared to Print Production Managers, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $5K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Production Manager, Print


For Print Production Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Alphagraphics, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $39K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Production Manager, Print


Print Production Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 8 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Adobe Acrobat as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Graphic Design and Adobe Illustrator also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Project Management also know Graphic Design and Adobe InDesign.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Manager, Print

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 Print Production Managers. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $37K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $48K. On average, Print Production Managers make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $59K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Print Production Managers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Print Production Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+30 percent), San Francisco (+26 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), and Minneapolis (+19 percent). In Cleveland, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Dallas and Portland (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Production Manager, Print Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Production Manager, Print Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 31%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Prepress
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Operations Management
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National Average
$50,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
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Production Management
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ICC Profiling / Color Management
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Purchasing
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Adobe Acrobat
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 349 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%