Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Print Press Operator is $21.50
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Print Press Operators?
An experienced Print Press Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $22.74 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
What Do Print Press Operators Do?
A print press operator sets up the print press machines and color swatches, as well as operates the press. Some positions may even require the operator to install new machines, so proficiency and knowledge with all relevant equipment may be needed before the operator starts work. Individuals in this position may work at publications such as magazines and newspapers or for organizations providing printing services for businesses. A print press operator might also develop designs and color …Read more
- 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.