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Average Press Operator with Problem Solving Skills Hourly Pay

$17.49
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$650
Bonus
$740
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The average hourly pay for a Press Operator with Problem Solving skills is $17.49.
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$13.13
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$17.49
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$24.62
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $25
Bonus
$123 - $2,032
Profit Sharing
$201 - $2,980
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$27,445 - $52,935
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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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Press Operators?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Press Operators?

An early career Press Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.40 based on 97 salaries. A mid-career Press Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.38 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Press Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.35 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 246 survey responses.
Early Career
39.4%
Mid Career
18.3%
Experienced
20.7%
Late Career
21.5%