Web-Press Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Web-Press Operators in the United States, bringing in about $19.36 per hour. Most Web-Press Operators are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$12.48 - $26.22
(Median)
$12
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
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90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $26.22  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $37.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$27,490 - $60,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $31K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Web-Press Operators make a median salary of $45K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $47K.

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Experience Affects Web-Press Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%
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