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Engraving Photographer Salary

$42,670 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$649

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Engraving Photographer is $42,670 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Engraving Photographer is between $31,906 and $51,657. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Sets up and operates camera to photograph drawings, sketches, or other material to produce negatives for transfer to printing plates, rollers, or printed circuit boards: mounts copy on holder, aligning centerline on copy with centerline on holder.
  • Studies copy and order sheet to determine photographic techniques required to transfer desired effect onto film, according to plate or roller dimensions, type of design, colors in design, and engraving requirements.
  • Computes camera settings required to reproduce sketch to specified scale according to dimensions of printing plates or rollers.
  • Focuses camera, compensating for difference in size and distortions in copy.
  • Measures opening in back of camera to verify settings, using steel tape.
  • Positions film on vacuum board, closes board against back of camera, and locks board in position.
  • Arranges arc lamps for even distribution of light and exposes film for specified length of time.
  • Removes exposed film from camera and develops film in series of developing, rinsing, and fixing baths, or using automatic film processing equipment.
  • Compares developed film with design to determine whether desired effect has been reproduced.
  • Hangs film on line to dry.
  • When producing negatives for halftone printing, inserts screen in front of film to reduce copy to dots for reproduction.
  • When producing multicolor prints, fits color filters over lens.
  • May process sensitized metal plates for subsequent etching photoengraving printer.
Engraving Photographer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Prepress Technician and Workers

Job family population: 31,500

Estimated population of Engraving Photographer jobs: 278

Rate of error: 2.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$49,467
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

Engraving Photographer Job Listings for United States

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Jun 17
Lakewood, CO, USA
LHS Engraving / My Identity Doctor
Job training provided for data entry into a graphics program, laser engraving and assembling ... Product photography experience is optional and not required for this position. If you have ...
Junior Graphic Designer
Jun 11
Houston, TX, USA
Pinto Ranch
... photography • Ensure that deliverables adhere to creative guidelines and brand standards • ... engraved silver buckles and accessories, designer apparel, handmade saddles, gifts, luggage and ...
Shipping Associate
May 24
Tucker, GA, USA
Flexible Metal Inc
... engraved on them prior to shipping · Work with customer service and purchase to make sure order ... speed photography, prototype fabrication and tooling fabrication to medium volume flexible ...
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