$42,964
Avg. Salary
$17.58
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$708

Bonus

$500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Prepress Technician Or Worker is $17.58 per hour.

The average pay for a Prepress Technician Or Worker is $42,964 per year.

10%
$12.84
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$17.58
50%
$23.77
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MEDIAN $17.58
10%
$28k
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$43k
50%
$58k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $42,964
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MEDIAN: $42,964
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$0$57K
Salary $28,155 - $57,614
Bonus $248 - $1,957
Profit Sharing $500
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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$27,802 - $51,656
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.84 - $23.77
Overtime $18.66 - $35.47
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $248 - $1,957
Profit Sharing $500
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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$27,802 - $51,656
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 448

Job Description for Prepress Technician or Worker

The prepress technician holds a production-based position in which they prepare materials for the printing process. Individuals in this position are in charge of ensuring artwork meets certain requirements and that the application of this artwork is completed properly (for example, that files include the correct paper size and color). Prepress technicians participate in meetings with various departments, including sales and management, to ensure that prepress methods are fully optimized and running smoothly. Contact with clients may also be necessary, and technicians work directly with artists and designers.

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Prepress Technician or Worker Tasks
  • Ensure proper format, appearance and layout of text and images before publication.
  • Set up printing presses to produce film, plate or electronic proofs.
  • Maintain, repair and troubleshoot presses and printing equipment as needed.
  • Scan or upload print and electronic files.
  • Make color, text, and digital image corrections.

Common Career Paths for Prepress Technician or Worker


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As Prepress Technician or Workers transition into upper-level roles such as Prepress Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Prepress Managers earn $53K on average per year. Prepress Technician or Workers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Electronic Prepress Operators or Prepress Supervisors. The median paychecks in those roles are $3K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

Prepress Technician or Worker Job Listings

Popular Skills for Prepress Technician or Worker


Prepress Technician or Workers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Adobe Acrobat, Prepress, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe PDF, Graphic Design, and Adobe InDesign. Those proficient in Adobe Illustrator are, more often than not, also skilled in Adobe InDesign.

Pay by Experience Level for Prepress Technician or Worker

Pay by Experience for a Prepress Technician or Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Prepress Technician or Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Prepress Technician or Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Prepress Technician or Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 92 salaries. A Prepress Technician or Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 77 salaries.

Prepress Technician or Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Prepress Technician or Worker?

Prepress Technician or Worker in Sheboygan:
"Boneck."
Pros: Relaxed Atmosphere
Cons: Health Insurance is awful and no dental coverage

Prepress Technician or Worker in Madison:
"Boneck."
Pros: Relaxed Atmosphere
Cons: Health Insurance - no dental coverage

Prepress Technician or Worker in Ann Arbor:
"Fine."
Pros: Drive
Cons: Traffic

Prepress Technician or Worker in Monroe:
"I wish I knew there was no ladder to climb."
Be prepared to work in a constantly changing environment with little or no training on new equipment or applications.

Prepress Technician or Worker in Portland:
"Portland is growing quickly."
Pros: While I love having lived here for the last 19 years I will say Portland is growing quickly. It's hard to find affordable housing. I own my house but if I didn't I would be in trouble. I love working here. The residents of Portland have always been kind and helpful.
Cons: My 7 mile commute takes 20-30 minutes or longer depending on the time of day. I love this city but lots of people and necessary infrastructure upgrades happening make for a lengthy commute for now.

Prepress Technician or Worker in Countryside:
"Get A Degree With Diversity."
Larger Companies are looking for employees with a diverse knowledge of all Advertising media especially web building.

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Key Stats for Prepress Technician or Worker

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects Prepress Technician or Worker Salaries

▲14%

▲9%

National Average
$38,000

▼7%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Prepress Technician or Worker Salaries

Adobe Acrobat
▼0%

National Average
$38,000

Prepress
▼1%





Adobe PDF
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 20%