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Print Washer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$26,642 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Print Washer is $26,642 a year and $13 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Print Washer is between $24,959 and $31,007. 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

  • Washes and dries photographic prints, using print-washing pan, blotter, and wringer: places developed prints in print-washing pan and activates mechanism that rotates pan to wash prints.
  • Immerses prints in chemical solution subsequent to washing cycle to increase flexibility of prints.
  • Dries prints, using blotter, or positions prints on metal plates, and dries prints, using wringer.
  • Inserts prints in rack on open-faced frames to complete drying process.
  • May examine prints for stains and other defects and return defective prints to developing room.
  • May remove excess water from washed prints to prevent watermarks, using sponge or squeegee.
Print Washer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 17,410

Estimated population of Print Washer jobs: 7

Rate of error: 4.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Print Washer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Flexo Printing Press Operator/ Helpers
Apr 29
Huntley, IL, USA
Flexo Finders
... running and wash ups, flexographic printing presses to stringent quality graphic demands. ... Set print impressions, check gauging of cylinders, webbing various press components; * Follow ...
Flexo Press Operator
May 9
Huntley, IL, USA
Flexo Finders
Able to perform set ups, including make ready and plate mounting, and able to operate, including running and wash ups, flexographic printing presses to stringent quality graphic demands. Experience ...
PCB Repair Technician
Feb 27
Hoffman Estates, IL, USA
Control System Integrators
Printed Circuit Board Repair Technician 2 SKILLS Use of electronic test equipment such as oscilloscope, multi meter, and other equipment such as soldering iron, oven, PCB washer, AC spindle drives ...
Press Support - 2nd & 3rd Shift
Feb 19
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Resource Label Group
Add innovation and investments in state-of-the-art flexographic and digital printing technology and ... Wash Ink Pans * Clean Plates * Empty Garbage Containers * Sweep floor between presses * Generally ...
Press Helper for 2nd shift
Apr 26
Elgin, IL, USA
Bema, Incorporated
... printing press * Maintain supplies at machine * Perform assistant related duties including, but not limited to, turbo wash, change sleeves and cylinders, load raw material onto rewind, etc.
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