Men make up the majority of Web-Press Operators in the United States, bringing in about $20.10 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$13.93 - $27.12
(Median)
$14
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $27.12  
   
Overtime
$24.77 - $41.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
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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$29,114 - $62,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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 a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $31K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $41K. For Web-Press Operators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. Web-Press Operators who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $51K.

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Experience Affects Web-Press Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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