$39,606
Avg. Salary
$15.21
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$972

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

$3,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Printing Machine Operator is $15.21 per hour.

The average pay for a Printing Machine Operator is $39,606 per year.

10%
$10.86
10%
$15.21
50%
$20.65
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90%
MEDIAN $15.21
10%
$25k
10%
$40k
50%
$53k
90%
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MEDIAN $39,606
$25,411 - $53,476
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$53K
MEDIAN: $39,606
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$10.86 - $20.65
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$0$53K
Salary $25,411 - $53,476
Bonus $207 - $5,781
Profit Sharing $17.23 - $2,466
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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$23,817 - $47,230
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.86 - $20.65
Overtime $15.11 - $30.64
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $207 - $5,781
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $17.23 - $2,466
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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$23,817 - $47,230
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 609

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

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 Spartanburg:
"Hometown."
Pros: Hometown
Cons: Old and dated workforce and business ideals

Printing Machine Operator in Jersey City:
"Ibis smart binder stitcher."
Pros: I like to set up the machine and make perfect finished books of any size.
Cons: I feel I can be making more money hourly.

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

Printing Machine Operator in Magnolia:
"Rotating shift is unhealthy."
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Printing Machine Operator in Middletown:
"Knowledge of press."
Learn different ways and procedures to set up the press that you operaite. Knowledge of your press is everything.

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Key Stats for Printing Machine Operator

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 139 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Printing Machine Operator Salaries

▲20%

▲11%

National Average
$33,000

▼5%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Printing Machine Operator Salaries

National Average
$33,000


Equipment Maintenance
▼2%

Machine Operation
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 139 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 30%