Printing Machine Operator Salary

The average Printing Machine Operator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.71 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Printing Machine Operators who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,328 - $48,958
$24K
$38K
$49K
MEDIAN: $37,545
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90%

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$10.56 - $20.25
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.69
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$0$48K
Salary $24,328 - $48,958
Bonus $50.68 - $6,061
Profit Sharing $1,048
Commission $3,000
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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$23,325 - $45,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.56 - $20.25
Overtime $14.60 - $30.80
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $50.68 - $6,061
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $1,048
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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$23,325 - $45,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 330

Job Description for Printing Machine Operator

A printing machine operator carries out printing operations via the use of various equipment, which usually involves printing on paper but can involve other mediums. Binding finished results may also be a part of the job. Prior to a job being carried out, the machine operator should follow client requests, align tools properly, and match colors as necessary.

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Printing Machine Operator Tasks

  • Change over jobs by removing ink and paper, cleaning parts and components.
  • Complete press operations by preventive maintenance requirements.
  • Minimize downtime by troubleshooting stoppages and breakdown.
  • Maintain press supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level.
  • Maintain production and quality by inspecting random production samples.

Common Career Paths for Printing Machine Operator


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Printing Machine Operators who advance into the role of a Manufacturing Production Supervisor are fairly uncommon. Manufacturing Production Supervisors on average earn $51K per year. Printing Machine Operators moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Print Press Operators or Print Production Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $6K higher and $19K higher, respectively.

Printing Machine Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Printing Machine Operator

Pay by Experience for a Printing Machine Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Printing Machine Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 157 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Printing Machine Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Printing Machine Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 94 salaries. A Printing Machine Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 54 salaries.

Printing Machine Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Printing Machine Operator?

Printing Machine Operator in Shakopee:
"I enjoy my job."
Pros: Runnung different machines. Fixing problems.
Cons: Working for a temp service for no benifits.

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Key Stats for Printing Machine Operator

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Printing Machine Operator Salaries

▲25%

▲16%

National Average
$32,000

▼1%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Printing Machine Operator Salaries


Equipment Maintenance
▲2%

National Average
$32,000

Machine Operation
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 29%