Printing press operators

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Total Workforce

145k

Average Age

44.3

Average Salary

$37,587

Average Male Salary

$40,988

Average Female Salary

$27,568

About

Printing press operators are most often employed by the Printing & related support activities industry. The average yearly wage for Printing press operators was $37,587 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Printing press operators by wage are Bill & account collectors, Other information and records clerks, and Billing & posting clerks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Printing press operators are Dodge & Jefferson Counties PUMA, WI, Mankato City PUMA, MN, and Southeast Kansas PUMA, KS. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Printing press operators are Dodge & Jefferson Counties PUMA, WI, Mankato City PUMA, MN, and Southeast Kansas PUMA, KS.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Printing press operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Printing & related support activities is the industry that employs the most Printing press operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Printing press operators, by average wage, is Newspaper publishers. Printing press operators are paid most in DeKalb County PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Dodge & Jefferson Counties PUMA, WI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,587

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,594

In 2018, Printing press operators earned an average of $37,587, $16,301 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Bill & account collectors make somewhat more than Printing press operators while Billing & posting clerks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Printing press operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.292

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Printing press operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.292, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Printing press operators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Printing press operators.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Printing press operators

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Printing press operators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Printing press operators, by number of employees, are Printing & related support activities, Newspaper publishers, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Industries by Share

145k

2018 Workforce

± 9,334

-13.2%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 10.2%

The number of people employed as Printing press operators has been declining at a rate of -13.2%, from 166,708 people in 2017 to 144,693 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Printing press operators employed by various industries. Printing & related support activities employs the largest share of Printing press operators at  69.9%, followed by Newspaper publishers with 3.75% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 1.41%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Printing press operators in the US. The average age of male Printing press operators in the workforce is 45.1 and of female Printing press operators is 41.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Printing press operators is White.

Gender Composition

108k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,067

36.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,701

74.7% of Printing press operators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Printing press operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Printing press operators

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

80.5% of Printing press operators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.68% of Printing press operators, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Printing press operators.

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Age by Gender

45.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1

41.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.72

The median age of Printing press operators is 44.3, and Male employees are generally 3.21 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Printing press operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Printing press operators is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Printing press operators hold a major in Communication Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Printing press operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Printing press operators need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Quality Control Analysis, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Printing press operators need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

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