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Printing Press Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of printing press operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of printing press operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The printing press operators 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. Printing Press Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,120
25th Percentile Wage
$26,860
50th Percentile Wage
$35,530
75th Percentile Wage
$46,250
90th Percentile Wage
$57,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for printing press operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) printing press operators is $57,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,120. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 172% 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 printing press operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,5300.82%2.36%
201535,2400.40%-
201435,1000.51%-
201334,9200.66%-
201234,690--

Table 2. Printing Press Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of printing press operators in 15 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 printing press operators occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $49,460. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $26,970).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$49,460
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$47,070
Finance and Insurance
$40,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,760
Educational Services
$39,610
Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,930
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$37,840
Information
$37,700
Transportation and Warehousing
$36,530
Manufacturing
$35,730
Wholesale Trade
$32,480
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,590
Retail Trade
$31,320
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,680
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$26,970

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Printing Press Operators by States

From the above tables we note that not only printing press operators 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 printing press operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,530 to $89,140. The highest paying state for printing press operators is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $89,140. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,530. For more salary information of printing press operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$89,140
Alaska
$48,240
Massachusetts
$42,580
New Hampshire
$42,420
Minnesota
$42,170
Maryland
$41,240
New Jersey
$40,930
Delaware
$40,780
Illinois
$40,490
Vermont
$39,290
Rhode Island
$39,160
Washington
$39,150
New York
$37,770
Wisconsin
$37,270
Missouri
$36,420
Pennsylvania
$36,370
Indiana
$36,200
Virginia
$35,990
Colorado
$35,850
Maine
$35,480
Kansas
$35,140
Kentucky
$35,120
Ohio
$34,880
North Dakota
$34,740
Nevada
$34,660
Texas
$34,550
North Carolina
$34,170
California
$33,980
Tennessee
$33,690
Oregon
$33,680
Arizona
$33,640
Hawaii
$33,600
Utah
$33,580
Iowa
$33,540
Nebraska
$33,510
South Carolina
$33,400
Connecticut
$33,350
Michigan
$33,310
Arkansas
$33,130
Georgia
$33,020
Wyoming
$32,860
Montana
$32,060
Oklahoma
$31,790
Louisiana
$30,890
Mississippi
$30,720
Florida
$30,030
South Dakota
$30,000
New Mexico
$29,560
Idaho
$28,020
West Virginia
$27,600
Alabama
$27,120
Puerto Rico
$19,530



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