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Prepress Technician and Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of prepress technicians and workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of prepress technicians and workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The prepress technicians and workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Prepress Technician and Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,650
25th Percentile Wage
$30,270
50th Percentile Wage
$38,930
75th Percentile Wage
$49,680
90th Percentile Wage
$60,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for prepress technicians and workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) prepress technicians and workers is $60,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,650. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 156% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of prepress technicians and workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,9301.70%4.29%
201538,2702.80%-
201437,200-0.65%-
201337,4400.48%-
201237,260--

Table 2. Prepress Technician and Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of prepress technicians and workers in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for prepress technicians and workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $77,170. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $19,150).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$77,170
Finance and Insurance
$46,100
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$45,060
Educational Services
$41,390
Manufacturing
$39,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$38,230
Wholesale Trade
$38,000
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,630
Information
$36,290
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$32,290
Retail Trade
$29,700
Transportation and Warehousing
$19,150

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Prepress Technicians and Workers by States

From the above tables we note that not only prepress technicians and workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of prepress technicians and workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $25,090 to $76,080. The highest paying state for prepress technicians and workers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $76,080. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $25,090. For more salary information of prepress technicians and workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$76,080
Delaware
$48,000
Connecticut
$47,730
New Jersey
$47,150
Rhode Island
$45,030
Minnesota
$44,780
Massachusetts
$42,970
Washington
$42,540
Kentucky
$42,380
Oregon
$42,240
California
$41,790
Maryland
$41,360
Georgia
$41,160
New York
$41,100
Arizona
$40,600
New Hampshire
$39,670
Illinois
$39,570
Texas
$39,570
Wisconsin
$39,280
North Carolina
$38,640
Missouri
$38,490
Colorado
$38,250
Nebraska
$38,250
Vermont
$38,240
Ohio
$37,950
South Carolina
$37,750
Nevada
$37,520
Maine
$37,390
Utah
$37,370
Pennsylvania
$37,310
Virginia
$37,040
Indiana
$36,890
Iowa
$35,710
New Mexico
$35,310
Florida
$35,140
Tennessee
$35,080
Arkansas
$34,470
Michigan
$33,970
Hawaii
$33,790
Oklahoma
$33,360
Mississippi
$33,180
Louisiana
$32,860
Idaho
$32,690
Alabama
$32,340
Kansas
$31,830
North Dakota
$31,540
South Dakota
$30,690
West Virginia
$28,980
Montana
$28,930
Puerto Rico
$25,090



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