How Much Do Prepress Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Prepress Technicians And Workers

Prepress Technicians And Workers format and proof text and images submitted by designers and clients into finished pages that can be printed. Includes digital and photo typesetting. May produce printing plates.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$43370 per year
Hourly wage
$21 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$26,760 to $32,570 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $16 per hour

Entry-level Prepress Technicians and Workers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $26,760 to $32,570 per year or $13 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Prepress Technicians and Workers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $31 $63,890
Senior (Top 25%) $25 $51,910
Middle (Mid 50%) $20 $41,410
Junior (Bottom 25%) $16 $32,570
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $26,760

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $43 $89,260
DE $26 $54,060
MN $25 $51,170
NJ $24 $50,810
RI $24 $50,440
NY $23 $47,640
NV $23 $47,240
MA $23 $46,890
VA $22 $45,770
NH $22 $45,730

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Prepress Technician and Worker is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Prepress Technicians are in the states of DC, DE, MN, NJ and RI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $90360 $43.44
Machinery Manufacturing $57380 $27.59
Local Government $56100 $26.97
Other Personal Services $55260 $26.57
Sound Recording Industries $52390 $25.19
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $51440 $24.73
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $49370 $23.74
Specialized Design Services $48070 $23.11
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $47600 $22.88
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services $46100 $22.16
Management of Companies and Enterprises $44880 $21.58
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $44780 $21.53
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing $44700 $21.49
State Government $44250 $21.27
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $43770 $21.04
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $43400 $20.86
Printing and Related Support Activities $42770 $20.56
Plastics Product Manufacturing $41720 $20.06
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers $41360 $19.89
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $40600 $19.52
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities $40180 $19.32
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $40110 $19.28
Office Administrative Services $39570 $19.03
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing $38960 $18.73
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $38550 $18.54
Employment Services $35920 $17.27
Warehousing and Storage $35530 $17.08
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $33850 $16.27
Business Support Services $32850 $15.80

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