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Plate Inspector Salary

$45,226 (USD)

Average Salary

$22/hr

Average Hourly

$706

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 09, 2019

The average pay for a Plate Inspector is $45,226 a year and $22 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Plate Inspector is between $33,633 and $54,889. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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:
  • Inspects offset lithographic printing plates for quality and content at printing establishment: visually examines plates for defects, such as spaces, spots, broken type, and crooked or overlapping halftones, and views film and film flat used to produce plates to determine cause of defect.
  • Compares halftones and screen tints on plates to film flat, using magnifier, to detect overdevelopment or underdevelopment of plates.
  • Measures plates with ruler and compares measurements and appearance of plates to prepress proofs to verify accuracy of positioning and presence of artwork and type for each color.
  • Applies correcting solutions to plates or notifies supervisor of defects and suspected causes.
  • Delivers plates meeting establishment criteria and companion materials, such as artwork, proofs, pasteups, film, and film flats, to press for printing.
Plate Inspector Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 557,510

Estimated population of Plate Inspector jobs: 234

Rate of error: 0.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$52,429
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply 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), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Plate Inspector Job Listings for United States

Parts Inspector
Oct 10
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Advanced Materials Technologies
... plate inspection, profilometers, thread gages etc. • Inspect parts and certifications from external outside processing sources for compliance to customer and blueprint requirements (heat treat ...
ID Grinder (3rd Shift)
Nov 14
Simi Valley, CA, USA
ResourceMFG
... plate inspection methods for first article and in-process inspection of precision machined parts. • Ability to maintain close tolerances (within .0003") of ID's, hold .0003 profile, roundness. • ...
CNC Machinist
Nov 13
Simi Valley, CA, USA
ResourceMFG
... plate inspection methods for first article and in-process inspection of precision machined parts. • Ability to maintain close tolerances (within .0003") of ID's, hold .0003 profile, roundness. • ...
CNC Machinist Programmer
Oct 24
Salt Lake, UT, USA
Nexeo HR - West Jordan
Monitor operation of CNC equipment, inspect parts using micrometers, calipers, and surface plate inspection equipment * Make necessary adjustments to offset to maintain part quality throughout the ...
Laser Tracker
Sep 10
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Stadco
Able to set up & perform open surface plate inspection * Able to make sound judgment when checking machine set ups * Proficient in interpreting geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, surface plate ...

The average pay for a Plate Inspector is $45,226 a year and $22 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Plate Inspector is between $33,633 and $54,889. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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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Nov 14
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... plate inspection methods for first article and in-process inspection of precision machined parts. • Ability to maintain close tolerances (within .0003") of ID's, hold .0003 profile, roundness. • ...
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