Production Manager, Print Salary

Just under two-thirds of Print Production Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $33K to $83K per year, and the average comes out to $58K per year. With bonuses occasionally running north of $10K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $6K, and a few commissions as high as $26K, total income for Print Production Managers can range between $33K and $83K according to individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by the particular city and years of experience. There are more male Print Production Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 60 percent. Although roughly a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and just over a half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Print Production Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,521 - $86,295
$39K
$59K
$86K
MEDIAN: $58,706
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50%
90%

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$12.18 - $25.78
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.35
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$0$86K
Salary $38,521 - $86,295
Bonus $513 - $9,955
Profit Sharing $375 - $10,000
Commission $990 - $24,658
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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$32,137 - $83,197
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 921
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $12.18 - $25.78
Hourly Tips $1.11
Overtime $20.06 - $39.50
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $513 - $9,955
Commission $990 - $24,658
Profit Sharing $375 - $10,000
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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$32,137 - $83,197
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 338

Job Description for Production Manager, Print

  • Manage the production schedule and process of printed materials, including quality control.
  • Estimate and document expected and actual costs per project and overall.
  • Coordinate with graphic designers and vendors to choose print substrates and production methods for each project.
  • Establish, negotiate, and maintain working relationships with artists and vendors to produce print products that meet client needs.

Common Career Paths for Production Manager, Print


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Print Production Managers sometimes assume positions such as Plant Managers of Manufacturing. That role pays $82K per year on average. The most common next step for a Print Production Manager is to become an Operations Manager or a Marketing Project Manager. The former position pays an additional $6K per year on average, and the latter position pays $1K more per year.

Production Manager, Print Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Production Manager, Print


Known for taking on a considerable number of Print Production Managers, Innerworkings, National Relief Charities, Alphagraphics, Inc., Minuteman Press, and R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company are leading firms in the industry. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company offers the most; Print Production Managers earn $75K on average there. Print Production Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Innerworkings ($71K), National Relief Charities ($48K), and Abc Imaging, Inc. ($45K).

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Minuteman Press ($36K), Alphagraphics, Inc. ($39K), and Abc Imaging, Inc. ($45K).

Popular Skills for Production Manager, Print


Survey results imply that Print Production Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Purchasing, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 11 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Prepress, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. Most people experienced in Project Management also know Graphic Design and Adobe InDesign.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Manager, Print

Pay by Experience for a Production Manager, Print has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Manager, Print with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 321 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Manager, Print with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 319 salaries. An experienced Production Manager, Print which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 470 salaries. A Production Manager, Print with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 359 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,898

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Print Production Managers that is 35 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Print Production Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+33 percent), New York (+30 percent), Philadelphia (+23 percent), and Boston (+18 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Tampa. Workers in Miami and Phoenix earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 6 percent.

Production Manager, Print Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Production Manager, Print?

Production Manager, Print in Newbury Park:
Pros: Flexibility, enjoy the people I work with, feel confident in what I do.
Cons: Stressful, overwhelming, lack of urgency.

Production Manager, Print in Lebanon:
"Fast paced."
Pros: Being in charge of getting all print jobs out on time.
Cons: The dog that is there 3 days a week with the co-owner.

Production Manager, Print in Bozeman:
"Screen printing/production manager."
Pros: The attention to detail and quality.
Cons: The person I work for and how certain orders are completed.

Production Manager, Print in Kansas City:
"Office conditions."
Pros: Relevant to education, good work environment, variety.
Cons: Pay, corporate politics, nepotism.

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Key Stats for Production Manager, Print

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 295 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
31%

Experience Affects Production Manager, Print Salaries

▲19%

▲10%

National Average
$53,000

▼8%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Production Manager, Print Salaries

Budget Management
▲23%

▲11%

People Management
▲4%


Microsoft Excel
▲2%

National Average
$53,000


Production Management
▼2%

Operations Management
▼2%







Prepress
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 295 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 27%