Average Printing Machine Operator Hourly Pay

$15.53
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$974
Bonus
$1,000
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The average hourly pay for a Printing Machine Operator is $15.53.
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$11.65
MEDIAN
$15.53
90%
$21.12
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$12 - $21
Bonus
$198 - $3,600
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$102 - $2,447
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$24,714 - $46,923
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What Do Printing Machine Operators Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Printing Machine Operator

3.7 out of 5
(141)
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Popular Employer Salaries for Printing Machine Operator

The top respondents for the job title Printing Machine Operator are from the companies Berry Plastics Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Packaging Corporation of America. Reported salaries are highest at Packaging Corporation of America where the average pay is $21.16. Berry Plastics Corporation pays the lowest at around $14.55.

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What Are Popular Skills for Printing Machine Operators?

Skills in Machine Operation, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Equipment Maintenance, Prepress and Machine Programming, Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Printing Machine Operators?

An entry-level Printing Machine Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.12 based on 20 salaries. An early career Printing Machine Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.37 based on 231 salaries. A mid-career Printing Machine Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.86 based on 133 salaries. An experienced Printing Machine Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.88 based on 142 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Printing Machine Operator in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 22.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Green Bay, Wisconsin (11.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (9.0% less), Atlanta, Georgia (8.6% less) and Houston, Texas (7.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 616 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.2%
Early Career
37.5%
Mid Career
21.6%
Experienced
23.1%
Late Career
14.6%