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Console Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,689 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Console Operator is $37,689 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Console Operator is between $28,718 and $45,090. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Operates prepress system to electronically assemble images into pages and to retouch and make color corrections to page elements to be used in production of lithographic printing plates or gravure cylinders: enters digitized data, such as artist's layout, color separations, text, page dimensions, and layout instructions, into electronic prepress system computer memory, using components of system such as scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse, or loads floppy disks or tapes containing information into system.
  • Studies layout or other instructions to determine work to be done and sequence of operations.
  • Views monitors for visual representation of work in progress and for instructions and feedback throughout process.
  • Activates options, such as masking or text processing; enters data, such as background color, shapes, and coordinates of images; and retrieves data from system memory to assemble elements on pages.
  • Retrieves images from system memory; activates options, such as masking, pixel (picture element) editing, airbrushing, or image retouching; and enters data, such as coordinates of images and color specifications, into system to retouch and make color corrections.
  • Saves completed work on floppy disks or magnetic tape.
  • May create special effects, such as vignettes, mosaics, and image combining.
  • May be designated according to area of specialization and be known as electronic color correction operator; electronic page makeup system operator; pagination system operator.
Console Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Desktop Publishers

Job family population: 12,000

Estimated population of Console Operator jobs: 10,742

Rate of error: 3.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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