Printing Press Operators

Training Requirements for Printing Press Operators

Printing press operators need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Printing press operators
Percent
Less than High School 12.2
High School 45.9
Some College 25.3
Associates Degree 7.3
Bachelors Degree 8.5
Masters Degree 0.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment Outlook for Printing Press Operators

This represents about 173,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 21,000 less printing press operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 26,000 more.

Typical Income for Printing Press Operators

Hourly Income

On average,printing press operators make $18.01 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Printing press operators $10.15 $12.91 $17.08 $22.23 $27.70
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Printing workers $10.16 $12.80 $16.88 $21.95 $27.23
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, printing press operators make $37,460 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Printing press operators $21,120 $26,860 $35,530 $46,250 $57,610
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Printing workers $21,140 $26,620 $35,120 $45,650 $56,630
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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