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Platemaker Salary

$41,816 (USD)

Average Salary

$20/hr

Average Hourly

$640

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 12, 2019

The average pay for a Platemaker is $41,816 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Platemaker is between $31,224 and $50,622. 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:
  • Exposes sensitized metal plate to positive or negative film, using vacuum frame, to produce offset lithographic printing plates.
  • Punches holes in light-sensitive plate with register punch and inserts register pins in holes to prepare plate for contact with positive or negative film.
  • Lays plate on bed of vacuum frame and inserts positives or negatives on register pins to align positives or negatives with each other and with plate.
Platemaker Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Prepress Technician and Workers

Job family population: 29,990

Estimated population of Platemaker jobs: 980

Rate of error: 2.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$48,476
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Platemaker Job Listings for United States

PrePress/Platemaker Technician
Dec 10
Tustin, CA, USA
OCDM Marketing
Job Description OCDM is looking for a PrePress/Platemaker Technician. Overview: The Technician will be responsible for assisting with the plate-making process, including but not limited to ...
Mounter/Platemaker Entry Level
Nov 7
Walton, United States
International Paper
The Mounter/Platemaker will produce and mount quality photopolymer printing plates. Organizational Interfaces: * Works in conjunction with all departments within the facility. * Responsible safe ...

The average pay for a Platemaker is $41,816 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Platemaker is between $31,224 and $50,622. 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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PrePress/Platemaker Technician
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Job Description OCDM is looking for a PrePress/Platemaker Technician. Overview: The Technician will be responsible for assisting with the plate-making process, including but not limited to ...
Mounter/Platemaker Entry Level
Nov 7
Walton, United States
International Paper
The Mounter/Platemaker will produce and mount quality photopolymer printing plates. Organizational Interfaces: * Works in conjunction with all departments within the facility. * Responsible safe ...
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