Printer Salary

Median pay for Printers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.74 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are more male Printers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 69 percent. Most Printers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a little over a half and dental plans are enjoyed by about two in five. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$25,853 - $60,100
$26K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,614
10%
50%
90%

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$10.16 - $22.32
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.01
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50%
90%

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$0$60K
Salary $25,853 - $60,100
Bonus $75.00 - $4,094
Profit Sharing $425.00
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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$23,013 - $51,607
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $10.16 - $22.32
Overtime $15.60 - $34.65
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $75.00 - $4,094
Profit Sharing $425.00
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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$23,013 - $51,607
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 202

Job Description for Printer

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 for Printer


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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 for Printer

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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Key Stats for Printer

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
27%

Experience Affects Printer Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$33,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Printer Salaries

Printing
▲10%

ICC Profiling / Color Management
▲5%

Prepress
▲3%

National Average
$33,000

Adobe Photoshop
▼3%


Adobe InDesign
▼12%

Adobe Illustrator
▼15%

Graphic Design
▼25%

Customer Service
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 44%