How Much Do Printing Press Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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

Printing Press Operators

Printing Press Operators set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, or other printing machines. Includes short-run offset printing presses.

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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
$40200 per year
Hourly wage
$19 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$25,120 to $29,940 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $14 per hour

Entry-level Printing Press Operators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,120 to $29,940 per year or $12 to $14 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 Printing Press Operators 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%) $29 $60,040
Senior (Top 25%) $23 $48,480
Middle (Mid 50%) $18 $37,880
Junior (Bottom 25%) $14 $29,940
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $25,120

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $43 $90,440
HI $23 $47,760
NJ $23 $47,100
WA $22 $46,580
MN $22 $45,500
NH $21 $44,530
RI $21 $43,640
MA $21 $43,150
MD $21 $43,080
NY $21 $43,010

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Printing Press Operator 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 Printing Press Operators are in the states of DC, HI, NJ, WA and MN.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $104410 $50.20
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $54140 $26.03
Local Government $53600 $25.77
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $51630 $24.82
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $50610 $24.33
Office Administrative Services $49670 $23.88
Educational Support Services $48420 $23.28
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $47840 $23.00
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $46800 $22.50
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing $46580 $22.39
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training $46320 $22.27
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $44680 $21.48
State Government $44650 $21.47
Chemical Manufacturing $44570 $21.43
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $44280 $21.29
Elementary and Secondary Schools $44050 $21.18
Insurance Carriers $44040 $21.17
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $43880 $21.10
Other Residential Care Facilities $43870 $21.09
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services $43780 $21.05
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing $43610 $20.96
Machinery Manufacturing $42760 $20.56
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $42720 $20.54
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $42520 $20.44
Junior Colleges $42500 $20.43
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media $41960 $20.17
Chemical Manufacturing $41580 $19.99
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers $41570 $19.99
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $41090 $19.75
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $40580 $19.51

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