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System Operator Salary

$35,911 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$503

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 10, 2019

The average pay for a System Operator is $35,911 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a System Operator is between $27,363 and $42,962. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a System 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:
  • Operates prepress system to electronically assemble images into pages and to retouch and make color corrections to page elements to be used in production of lithographic printing plates or gravure cylinders: enters digitized data, such as artist's layout, color separations, text, page dimensions, and layout instructions, into electronic prepress system computer memory, using components of system such as scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse, or loads floppy disks or tapes containing information into system.
  • Studies layout or other instructions to determine work to be done and sequence of operations.
  • Views monitors for visual representation of work in progress and for instructions and feedback throughout process.
  • Activates options, such as masking or text processing; enters data, such as background color, shapes, and coordinates of images; and retrieves data from system memory to assemble elements on pages.
  • Retrieves images from system memory; activates options, such as masking, pixel (picture element) editing, airbrushing, or image retouching; and enters data, such as coordinates of images and color specifications, into system to retouch and make color corrections.
  • Saves completed work on floppy disks or magnetic tape.
  • May create special effects, such as vignettes, mosaics, and image combining.
  • May be designated according to area of specialization and be known as electronic color correction operator; electronic page makeup system operator; pagination system operator.
System Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Desktop Publishers

Job family population: 10,740

Estimated population of System Operator jobs: 9,614

Rate of error: 4.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$41,630
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...

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The average pay for a System Operator is $35,911 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a System Operator is between $27,363 and $42,962. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a System 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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