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Printing Press Operator Salary

$38,091 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$537

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 08, 2019

The average pay for a Printing Press Operator is $38,091 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Printing Press Operator is between $28,830 and $45,764. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Printing Press Operator. 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:
  • Folds prefabricated bookcases (separately made bindings) over book bodies and compresses assembled book in press to secure cases to bodies: folds upper half of case over top sheet of book body; stretches case tight over back of book and holds book in place on lower half of case.
  • Presses case down on book body; centers book in case with fingers.
  • Stacks enfolded books in press and places pressboards at intervals in stack.
  • Turns handwheel or depresses pedal to lower press head and clamp stack.
  • Retains books in press until glue or paste has dried.
  • Reverses handwheel or pushes lever to raise press head, removes books, and stacks books for finishing.
  • May coat book bodies with paste, using brush, or position books over blade of machine and press button to lower book body between saturated rollers to coat body with paste prior to positioning case over book body and be designated caser.
  • May position enfolded books singly on press and press button to lower heated ram to crease and recrease joints on backbone of book.
  • May wipe glue from endpapers, using cloth.
Printing Press Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Printing Press Operators

Job family population: 173,470

Estimated population of Printing Press Operator jobs: 50

Rate of error: 1.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$44,158
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...

Printing Press Operator Job Listings for United States

Flexographic Printing Press Operator
Nov 21
Eureka, MO, USA
Excel Temporary Service
Excel Temporary Service is recruiting for an experienced Flexographic Printing Press Operator for a major printing company in Eureka, MO Must have experience in this field to be considered. Candidate ...
Printing Press Assistant - 1st shift
Dec 1
Sun Prairie, WI, USA
Remedy Intelligent Staffing
Shift: 1st; 6:00am - 6:00pm, Rotating days Pay: $13.00/hr Job Duties of the Printing Press Assistant: * Assist Press Operators with loading machines with plates and paper * Operate press machines and ...
2nd Press Operator -Swing Shift
Nov 19
Portland, OR, USA
Premier Press
Premier Press has been family-owned and operated for over 40 years because of our commitment to our ... Specific knowledge of printing, graphic arts and the variable print workflow gained either through ...
Press Operator
Nov 16
Longmont, CO, USA
ResourceMFG
Laser Printer Position in Longmont Great Company Environment $15.00 Per hour Work Monday-Friday Job ... Completion of High School education or equivalent ? 2-3 years digital printing press operator ...
Flexographic Press Operator
Dec 3
Liberty Hill, TX, USA
Resource Label Group
Add innovation and investments in state-of-the-art flexographic and digital printing technology and ... The Flexo Press Operator are responsible for the efficient operation of a narrow-web flexographic ...

The average pay for a Printing Press Operator is $38,091 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Printing Press Operator is between $28,830 and $45,764. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Printing Press Operator. 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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