$39,361
Avg. Salary
$14.95
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,021

Bonus

$400

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Printer is $14.95 per hour.

The average pay for a Printer is $39,361 per year.

10%
$10.17
10%
$14.95
50%
$22.87
90%
90%
MEDIAN $14.95
10%
$26k
10%
$39k
50%
$61k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $39,361
$26,058 - $60,820
$26K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,361
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50%
90%

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$10.17 - $22.87
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MEDIAN: $14.95
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$0$60K
Salary $26,058 - $60,820
Bonus $196 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $101 - $3,452
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,425 - $52,526
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 69
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $10.17 - $22.87
Overtime $15.43 - $35.53
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $196 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $101 - $3,452
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$22,425 - $52,526
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 359

Job Description

The printer takes clients' project ideas and turn them into a printed product. This professional receives an assignment and then use any applicable printing equipment to complete it. The range of jobs that the printer completes is diverse; for example, a printer may work at a retail outlet where they fill printing needs of customers,or in private business where they perform printing functions for their company and/or its clients. Understanding how to operate printing equipment is essential to properly completing assignments. The ability to delegate and prioritize assignments is also crucial to maximize efficiency. Hours for a printer vary, but they are generally normal business hours. However, some retail printing positions have extended hours into the evening to meet consumer demands. Printing work is generally performed indoors in an office settings; some retail environments are set up like storefronts with printers interacting with the customers.

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Printer Tasks
  • Operate printing machines.
  • Multi-task and prioritize work flow based on urgency.
  • Inspect products produce to ensure high quality.

Common Career Paths


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Printers who move on to become Print Production Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Print Production Managers get paid an average of $51K per year. It is quite typical for Printers to transition into roles as Print Press Operators or Graphic Artists & Designers, where reported median earnings are $5K and $3K higher per year.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Printer has a positive trend. An entry-level Printer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 85 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Printer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Printer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 70 salaries. A Printer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 73 salaries.

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Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
29%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$33,000

▼20%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Printing
▲9%

ICC Profiling / Color Management
▲5%

Prepress
▲3%

National Average
$33,000


Adobe Photoshop
▼4%

Adobe InDesign
▼12%

Adobe Illustrator
▼16%

Graphic Design
▼25%

Customer Service
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 41%