$48,252
Avg. Salary
$20.14
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$395

Bonus

$1,350

Profit Sharing

$3.37

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Prepress Specialist is $20.14 per hour.

The average pay for a Prepress Specialist is $48,252 per year.

10%
$14.51
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$20.14
50%
$26.14
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MEDIAN $20.14
10%
$33k
10%
$48k
50%
$66k
90%
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MEDIAN $48,252
$32,973 - $66,084
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$66K
MEDIAN: $48,252
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$0$66K
Salary $32,973 - $66,084
Bonus $97.87 - $2,500
Profit Sharing $1,350
Commission $3.37
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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$31,910 - $58,797
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 51
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $14.51 - $26.14
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $20.93 - $37.33
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $97.87 - $2,500
Commission $3.37
Profit Sharing $1,350
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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$31,910 - $58,797
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 192

Job Description for Prepress Specialist

Positions that fall under the title prepress specialist are available at many different paper-based media companies. This includes design firms and publishing companies that provide specialized paper printing services, either to customers or for internal use.

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Prepress Specialist Tasks
  • Download, acquire, process, color correct, and/or fix reproduction issues with in-house.
  • Understand written specification and bills of materials related to creating art files for print production.
  • Troubleshoot a wide variety of issues.
  • Support and advise the design team regularly on procedure and technical hardware/software.
  • Manage and monitor image queues and approve or reject based on reproduction specifications.

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Prepress Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Prepress Specialist

Pay by Experience Level for Prepress Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Prepress Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Prepress Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Prepress Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Prepress Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 43 salaries. A Prepress Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 50 salaries.

Prepress Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Prepress Specialist?

Prepress Specialist in St. Paul:
"High skill level low wage."
Pros: I'm left alone to do what's needed.
Cons: Low pay.

Prepress Specialist in Minneapolis:
"No room for growth."
When asked where do you see yourself in 5yrs, the question was really a hypothetical questions because their is no advancement nothing to shoot for.

Prepress Specialist in Salt Lake City:
"Softwares and Computers Skills."
Learn as more software and computers skills you can for the field.

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Key Stats for Prepress Specialist

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
47%

Experience Affects Prepress Specialist Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

National Average
$45,000

▼13%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Prepress Specialist Salaries

▲9%

National Average
$45,000




ICC Profiling / Color Management
▼6%

Graphic Design
▼6%


Graphic and Image Software
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 17%