Average Press Operator Hourly Pay

$16.36
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$750
Bonus
$50
Commission
$992
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Press Operator is $16.36.
10%
$11.46
MEDIAN
$16.36
90%
$23.43
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $23
Bonus
$117 - $2,078
Profit Sharing
$295 - $5,000
Commission
$0 - $50
Total Pay
$24,724 - $52,055
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What Do Press Operators Do?

Press Operator Tasks
  • Set up, monitor, and maintain press to meet product specifications and timelines.
  • Complete job run logs, including any mechanical problems and metrics for output, waste, and spoilage.
  • Maintain and calibrate equipment, complying with all safety regulations and submitting orders for complex repairs.
  • Inspect, package, and document finished orders.

Job Satisfaction for Press Operator

3.5 out of 5
(361)
Highly Satisfied
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The top respondents for the job title Press Operator are from the companies R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Quad/Graphics Inc and WS Packaging Group, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company where the average pay is $25.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cenveo Corporation and Quad/Graphics Inc, earning around $22.25 and $19.75, respectively. American Axle and Manufacturing, Inc. pays the lowest at around $12.97. L&W Engineering, Inc. and Sapa Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.50 and $17.59, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Press Operators?

Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Troubleshooting, Problem Solving and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine Operation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Press Operators?

An entry-level Press Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.21 based on 54 salaries. An early career Press Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.44 based on 542 salaries. A mid-career Press Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.44 based on 283 salaries. An experienced Press Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.64 based on 251 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Press Operator in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 18.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cincinnati, Ohio (16.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (11.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Detroit, Michigan (15.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,408 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.8%
Early Career
38.5%
Mid Career
20.1%
Experienced
17.8%
Late Career
19.7%