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Bookbinder Salary
in Delaware, United States

$45,243 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Bookbinder is $45,243 a year and $22 an hour in Delaware, United States. The average salary range for a Bookbinder is between $33,645 and $54,910. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Delaware, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Cuts, assembles, glues, and sews components to bind books, according to specification, using automatic and manually operated machines, handtools, and equipment: folds printed sheets to form signatures (pages) and assembles signatures in numerical order to form book body.
  • Attaches endpapers to top and bottom of book body.
  • Sews signatures and endpapers together along spine of book body, using sewing machine, or glues endpapers and signatures together along spine, using brush or glue machine.
  • Compresses sewed or glued signatures to reduce book to required thickness, using handpress or smashing machine.
  • Trims edges of book to size, using cutting or book trimming machine or hand cutter.
  • Inserts book body in device that forms back edge of book into convex shape and produces grooves to facilitate attachment of cover.
  • Applies glue to back of book, using brush or glue machine, and attaches cloth backing and headband.
  • Applies color to edges of signatures, using brush, pad, or atomizer.
  • Cuts binder board to specified dimension, using board shears, hand cutter, or cutting machine.
  • Cuts cover material, such as leather or cloth, to specified dimensions and fits and glues material to binder board manually or by machine.
  • Glues outside endpapers to cover.
  • Places bound book in press that exerts pressure on cover until glue dries.
  • May imprint and emboss lettering, designs, or numbers on cover, using gold, silver, or colored foil and stamping machine.
  • May pack, weigh, and stack books on pallet for shipment.
  • May specialize in repairing and rebinding damaged or worn books for resale or reuse.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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