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Engraving Photographer Salary
in Birmingham, Alabama

$39,430 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$599

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 21, 2019

The average pay for an Engraving Photographer is $39,430 a year and $19 an hour in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The average salary range for an Engraving Photographer is between $29,483 and $47,734. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Birmingham, Alabama.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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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 Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Job family: Prepress Technician and Workers

Job family population: 29,990

Estimated population of Engraving Photographer jobs: 265

Rate of error: 2.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$45,710
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: Birmingham ( BUR-ming-ham) is a city in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama. With an estimated 2018 population of 209,880, it is the most populous city in Alabama. Birmingham is the seat of Jefferson County, Alabama's most populous and fifth largest county. As of 2018, the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 1,151,801, making it the most populous in Alabama and 49th-most populous in the United States. Birmingham serves as an important regional hub and is associated with the Deep South, Piedmont, and Appalachian regions of the nation. Birmingham was founded in 1871...

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The average pay for an Engraving Photographer is $39,430 a year and $19 an hour in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The average salary range for an Engraving Photographer is between $29,483 and $47,734. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Birmingham, Alabama.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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