Average Print Press Operator Hourly Pay

$18.21
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$962
Bonus
$989
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The average hourly pay for a Print Press Operator is $18.21.
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$13.07
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$18.21
90%
$26.40
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$13 - $26
Bonus
$195 - $2,959
Profit Sharing
$325 - $4,750
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$28,146 - $58,665
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What Do Print Press Operators Do?

Print Press Operator Tasks
  • Establish printing quality by adjusting ink distribution, speed and drying temperatures.
  • Maintain press supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level.
  • Shut down printing presses by removing ink and paper, cleaning parts and components.
  • Make plates and mix ink.
  • Set up and operate printing press.

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What Are Popular Skills for Print Press Operators?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Print Press Operators?

An entry-level Print Press Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.53 based on 8 salaries. An early career Print Press Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.09 based on 174 salaries. A mid-career Print Press Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.02 based on 117 salaries. An experienced Print Press Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.97 based on 149 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Employees with Print Press Operator in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 14.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Green Bay, Wisconsin (13.6% more) and Nashville, Tennessee (4.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (10.6% less), Portland, Oregon (4.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 698 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.1%
Early Career
24.9%
Mid Career
16.8%
Experienced
21.3%
Late Career
35.8%