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Web-Press Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Web-Press Operators in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $18.96 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12.41 - $25.66
MEDIAN: $18.00

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Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $25.66  
$15.26 - $37.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
$27,266 - $60,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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Job Description for Web-Press Operator

Web-press operators are responsible for ensuring quality of client-specified printing while working with safety standards and adhering to waste limits. Attention to detail is important in this position, as colors must be accurate and products must be packaged and shipped according to exact specifications. Math skills, organization and prioritizing, efficient communication, and manual dexterity are all essential requirements in order to keep accurate logs, and these operators must be educated in printing industry techniques and materials, as well as web-press operations and controls to troubleshoot problems as they arise. Their main duties involve setting up machinery, ensuring quality printing during production (including packing and matching multiple color specifications), forwarding details to packers if necessary, and assuring high-quality finished products.


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Pay by Experience Level for Web-Press Operator

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

Web-Press Operators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Web-Press Operators make a median salary of $45K. Web-Press Operators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $47K.

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Experience Affects Web-Press Operator Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.


7 %
93 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 13%