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Plotter Salary
in Idaho, United States

$65,059 (USD)

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Last updated: February 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Plotter is $65,059 a year and $31 an hour in Idaho, United States. The average salary range for a Plotter is between $46,528 and $80,350. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Idaho, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Locates and marks frames of motion picture film to identify film segments for optical effects processing: reads work order or optical effects specifications sheets to ascertain optical effects specifications and location of subject material on original photography film.
  • Mounts single or multiple rolls of film on spindles of winding device, locates marked start frame of film, and aligns start frame in start position of synchronizer-counter device to locate and identify film frames specified for optical effects.
  • Turns crank on winding device to advance film and observes film passing over viewing light box to detect damage or unclean condition.
  • Cleans film using cleaning solutions and velvet cloth.
  • Repairs minor damage, such as torn sprocket holes, using tape.
  • Periodically stops film when viewing more than one roll simultaneously and compares numbers printed on film edges to ensure synchronization of films.
  • Stops film when counter reading matches number indicated on work order for start of first optical effect.
  • Reviews subject matter within film frame and compares to description on work order to ensure match when work order does not include reference numbers.
  • Marks reference frame of film, using film notcher, tape, or other marking device to indicate optical effect starting point.
  • Marks symbols and numbers on film edge or leader to indicate type of effect and length.
  • Advances film to additional reference frames indicated, and marks designated frames to show reference points within individual optical effects.
  • Prepares count sheet indicating position, length, and type of optical.
Plotter Job Prevalence in Idaho, United States

Job family: Film and Video Editors

Job family population: 30,770

Estimated population of Plotter jobs: 1,978

Rate of error: 4.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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