The average hourly pay for a Digital Press Operator is $17.13.
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What Do Digital Press Operators Do?
A digital press operator typically works in the printing and publishing industry, operating a digital press that produces various printed materials assigned by their employer. A digital press operator usually is responsible for operating more than one piece of digital press equipment at one time, including maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. Digital press operators typically work in indoor environments on a variety of shifts that typically are eight to 12 hours long and may be first, seco…Read more
Digital Press Operator Tasks
- Interpret orders and load printing press to correctly produce products.
- Document products, materials, and problems.
- Update ink, material, paper, and other inventories to ensure smooth operations.
- Quality inspect products and ensure accurate rendering.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Digital Press Operator
The top respondents for the job title Digital Press Operator are from the companies R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Quad/Graphics Inc and Imagine! Print Solutions. Reported salaries are highest at Imagine! Print Solutions where the average pay is $22.45. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Quad/Graphics Inc, earning around $19.97. Xerox Corporation pays the lowest at around $16.48. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.85.
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What Are Popular Skills for Digital Press Operators?
Skills in Machine Operation, Maintenance, ICC Profiling / Color Management and Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Prepress.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Digital Press Operators?
An entry-level Digital Press Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.66 based on 13 salaries. An early career Digital Press Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.32 based on 249 salaries. A mid-career Digital Press Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.89 based on 178 salaries. An experienced Digital Press Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.40 based on 160 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Digital Press Operator in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 19.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (18.4% more) and Memphis, Tennessee (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (3.3% less), Tampa, Florida (0.8% less) and Houston, Texas (0.6% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 747 survey responses.