Prepress technicians & workers

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Total Workforce

22.5k

Average Age

45

Average Salary

$39,849

Average Male Salary

$44,277

Average Female Salary

$33,126

About

Prepress technicians & workers are most often employed by the Printing & related support activities industry. The average yearly wage for Prepress technicians & workers was $39,849 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Prepress technicians & workers by wage are Hazardous materials removal workers, Solar photovoltaic installers, and Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Prepress technicians & workers are Tompkins County PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Prepress technicians & workers are Tompkins County PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Prepress technicians & workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Printing & related support activities is the industry that employs the most Prepress technicians & workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Prepress technicians & workers, by average wage, is Motion pictures & video industries. Prepress technicians & workers are paid most in Tompkins County PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Tompkins County PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$39,849

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,731

In 2018, Prepress technicians & workers earned an average of $39,849, $14,039 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Hazardous materials removal workers make somewhat more than Prepress technicians & workers while Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Prepress technicians & workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.31

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Prepress technicians & workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.31, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Prepress technicians & workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUMAS

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Prepress technicians & workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Prepress technicians & workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Prepress technicians & workers.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

22.5k

2018 Workforce

± 3,686

-21.3%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 27.8%

The number of people employed as Prepress technicians & workers has been declining at a rate of -21.3%, from 28,632 people in 2017 to 22,545 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Prepress technicians & workers employed by various industries. Printing & related support activities employs the largest share of Prepress technicians & workers at  36.2%, followed by Newspaper publishers with 8.68% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 3.76%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Prepress technicians & workers in the US. The average age of male Prepress technicians & workers in the workforce is 45.8 and of female Prepress technicians & workers is 43.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Prepress technicians & workers is White.

Gender Composition

13.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,862

8.95k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,323

60.3% of Prepress technicians & workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Prepress technicians & workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Prepress technicians & workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

73.6% of Prepress technicians & workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.8% of Prepress technicians & workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Prepress technicians & workers.

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Age by Gender

45.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.89

43.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.96

The median age of Prepress technicians & workers is 45, and Male employees are generally 1.98 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Prepress technicians & workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Prepress technicians & workers is Business but a relatively high number of Prepress technicians & workers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Prepress technicians & workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Prepress technicians & workers need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Active Listening, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Prepress technicians & workers need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

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