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System Operator Salary
in San Diego, California

$38,896 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$545

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 27, 2020

The average pay for a System Operator is $38,896 a year and $19 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a System Operator is between $29,638 and $46,534. 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 San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

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 San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Desktop Publishers

Job family population: 10,740

Estimated population of System Operator jobs: 9,614

Rate of error: 4.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$45,091
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About San Diego, California

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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,425,976 as of July 1, 2018, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. The city is known for...

System Operator Job Listings for San Diego, California

MLST3 Operator
Jan 6
San Diego, United States
Data Intelligence LLC.
Prepare Trouble Reports (TR) on all system issues discovered during the test and in post-test ... Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Develop a draft impact statement for all TRs assigned a ...
Machine Operator 2nd Shift
Jan 24
Poway, CA, USA
PrideStaff
Machine Operator - 2nd Shift Our client, a leading manufacturer in the Poway area, is seeking ... Record labor hours against work orders in system * Record result of process set up on the checklist ...
Lead Assembler Operator
Jan 10
San Diego, CA, USA
Manpower
... systems, etc. · May assist in the transition of new products into manufacturing. · Monitors ... operators by answering questions and demonstrating operations. · Spot checks product to ensure ...
Security Systems Manager
Jan 17
San Diego, CA, USA
University of San Diego
Oversees system installations and maintenance required to maintain basic operation of all systems ... Maintain and update reference information on all technical systems operating instructions and ...
Engraver Operator
Dec 11
El Cajon, CA, USA
Semper Solaris
... operator in our San Diego Location. With locations in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles ... systems for homes and businesses. Our commitment to excellence has earned us an industry-wide ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a System Operator is $38,896 a year and $19 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a System Operator is between $29,638 and $46,534. 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 San Diego, California.

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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