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Print Shop Helper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$30,531 (USD)

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Print Shop Helper is $30,531 a year and $15 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Print Shop Helper is between $24,959 and $35,998. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Print Shop Helper. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Assists workers engaged in setting type, operating printing presses, and making plates, performing any combination of following duties: moves material and supplies to and from various work areas.
  • Assists in making ready and adjusting presses for production runs.
  • Keeps presses supplied with paper stock.
  • Cleans presses, printing plates, and type setups after use.
  • Covers dampening rolls with wool or felt.
  • Counts, stacks, and wraps finished printed material.
  • Cleans electrotype shells prior to casting, and removes excess metal from edges or backs of cast printing plates, using metal trimming and shaving machines.
  • Trims stereotype matrices to size and dries them between steam or flame-heated plates.
  • Immerses cast plates in copper and chrome plating solutions.
  • Nails wooden blocks to backs of prepared plates to bring plates to printing level.
  • May set type by hand following copy.
  • May be designated according to work involved as electrotyper helper; photoengraving helper; stereotyper helper.
  • Performs other duties as described under helper.
Print Shop Helper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Helpers--Production Workers

Job family population: 402,140

Estimated population of Print Shop Helper jobs: 507

Rate of error: 2.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Print Shop Helper Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Sign Shop - Summer Help needed
May 17
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Express Employment Pros-Rolling Meadows IL
... help. The Job ... Construct and assemble signs from cut vinyl, wide format printers and CNC Router / Engraver ...
Screen Printing Production Manager
May 20
Batavia, IL, USA
Second City Prints
... help us to continue servicing some of the largest artists and management companies in the music ... shop. -Must have previous Screen Print operations experience along with extensive knowledge of ...
Press Operator Second Shift
Apr 25
Vernon Hills, IL, USA
H & H Graphics LLC
H&H Graphics, LLC is a rapidly growing screen printer in the Northern suburbs of Chicago. We have ... Directs the work of the press helper(s), racker(s), catcher(s) and/or inspector(s) * Completes ...
Project Manager
May 17
Village of Romeoville, IL, USA
Duties & Responsibilities: 1) Convert designer concepts into workable shop drawings, interpret ... help improve profitability. 5) Develop bill of materials for each project detailed and help ...
Exhibit Designer 19-00204
Mar 13
Romeoville, IL, USA
ESPO Engineering Corp
This includes developing workable shop drawings and setup drawings, recommending and acquiring ... Assign part numbers on the prints and crating plans to the various components of the job to assist ...
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