Prepress technicians & workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
24.3k
Average Age
44.1
Estimated Job Growth
−20.5%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$37,896
Average Male Salary
$44,353
Average Female Salary
$29,289

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Prepress technicians & workers are most often employed by the Printing & related support activities industry. The average yearly wage for Prepress technicians & workers was $37,896 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Prepress technicians & workers by wage are Construction laborers, Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, and Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Prepress technicians & workers are Outagamie County PUMA, WI, Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA, and Robertson, Dickson, Cheatham & Hickman Counties PUMA, TN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Prepress technicians & workers are Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA, Outagamie County PUMA, WI, and Tompkins County PUMA, NY.

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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 Advertising, public relations & related services. Prepress technicians & workers are paid most in Knox, Stark, Bureau, Marshall & Woodford Counties PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA.

Yearly Wage

$37,896
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,356

In 2020, Prepress technicians & workers earned an average of $37,896, $18,058 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders make somewhat more than Prepress technicians & workers while Construction laborers 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

0.349
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Prepress technicians & workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.349, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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

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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Prepress technicians & workers, by average wage, are Advertising, public relations & related services, Paperboard container manufacturing, and Motion pictures & video industries.

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Industries by Share

24.3k
2020 Workforce
± 3,828
−1.97%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 22.6%

The number of people employed as Prepress technicians & workers has been declining at a rate of −1.97%, from 24,803 people in 2019 to 24,315 people in 2020.

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  36.5%, followed by Newspaper publishers with 7.26% and Periodical, book, & directory publishers with 3.13%.

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Demographic information on Prepress technicians & workers in the US. The average age of male Prepress technicians & workers in the workforce is 45.2 and of female Prepress technicians & workers is 42.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Prepress technicians & workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

13.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,894
10.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,506

57.1% of Prepress technicians & workers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Prepress technicians & workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Prepress technicians & workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

62.6% of Prepress technicians & workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.7% of Prepress technicians & workers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

45.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.93
42.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.7

The median age of Prepress technicians & workers is 44.1, and Male employees are generally 2.47 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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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 Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Prepress technicians & workers hold a major in Communication Technologies.

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predictive-analysisSkills

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 Critical Thinking. 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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Projections on job growth for Prepress Technicians and Workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Prepress Technicians and Workers are expected to see a growth of −20.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Prepress Technicians and Workers.
−20.5%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Prepress Technicians and Workers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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