The average hourly pay for a Press Operator with Quality Assurance / Quality Control skills is $16.92.
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What Do Press Operators Do?
Press operators' primary function is to safely and efficiently use a press to perform printing-related tasks required by their employer. It is essential for the press operator to have an excellent understanding of the machinery and be able identify tool wear or damage to prevent further issues. The press operator is also in charge of performing equipment setup and minor maintenance such as lubrication, cleaning, and adjustments. They update the press history sheet to ensure that any changes or a…Read more
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, 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.
Pay Difference by Location
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.