What am I worth?
What your skills are worth in the market is constantly changing.
Get your pay report
How should I pay?
When you get pay right, you attract and retain the best talent.
Price a job

Average Press Operator with Quality Assurance / Quality Control Skills Hourly Pay

$16.92
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$510
Bonus
$1,000
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average hourly pay for a Press Operator with Quality Assurance / Quality Control skills is $16.92.
10%
$12.01
MEDIAN
$16.92
90%
$23.46
Is Press Operator your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
United States (change)
How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
Hourly Rate
$12 - $23
Bonus
$192 - $1,961
Profit Sharing
$203 - $6,707
Total Pay
$25,716 - $51,526
Find your market worth – how it works:
Tell us about your job and pay factors like skills and educationTell us about your job and pay factors like skills and education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to youFind your market worth with a report tailored to you
Negotiate your pay with confidenceNegotiate your pay with confidence

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Press Operator. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Press Operator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Press Operator Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

What Are Popular Skills for Press Operators?

Skills in Troubleshooting, Problem Solving and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training and 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 $13.57 based on 8 salaries. An early career Press Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.96 based on 167 salaries. A mid-career Press Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.92 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Press Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.19 based on 80 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 Green Bay, Wisconsin earn an average of 26.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Grand Rapids, Michigan (13.5% more) and Louisville, Kentucky (6.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (9.8% less), San Diego, California (5.4% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (5.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 432 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.9%
Early Career
38.7%
Mid Career
17.6%
Experienced
18.5%
Late Career
23.4%