Prepress technicians & workers

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Total Workforce

28.6k

Average Age

42.9

Estimated Job Growth

-199%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$34,140

Average Male Salary

$43,787

Average Female Salary

$22,714

About

Prepress technicians & workers are most often employed by the Printing & related support activities industry. The average yearly wage for Prepress technicians & workers was $34,140 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Prepress technicians & workers by wage are Proofreaders & copy markers, Industrial truck & tractor operators, and Small engine mechanics.

Prepress technicians & workers are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

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

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 Printing & related support activities. Prepress technicians & workers are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$34,140

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,613

In 2017, Prepress technicians & workers earned an average of $34,140, $17,925 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Proofreaders & copy markers make somewhat more than Prepress technicians & workers while Industrial truck & tractor operators 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

0.351

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Prepress technicians & workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.351, 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

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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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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Prepress technicians & workers, by number of employees, are Printing & related support activities, Newspaper publishers, and Employment services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Prepress technicians & workers, by average wage, are Printing & related support activities, Architectural, engineering & related services, and Periodical, book, & directory publishers.

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Industries by Share

28.6k

2017 Workforce

± 4,154

14.4%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 18.6%

The number of people employed as Prepress technicians & workers has been growing at a rate of 14.4%, from 25,028 people in 2016 to 28,632 people in 2017.

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  34.5%, followed by Newspaper publishers with 8.51% and Employment services with 4.92%.

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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 44.3 and of female Prepress technicians & workers is 41.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Prepress technicians & workers is White.

Gender Composition

15.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,059

13.1k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,811

54.2% 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

74.1% of Prepress technicians & workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.4% 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

44.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.86

41.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.23

The median age of Prepress technicians & workers is 42.9, and Male employees are generally 3.15 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 Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Prepress technicians & workers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

  1. false

MOST SPECIALIZED 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Prepress technicians & workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Prepress technicians & workers are expected to see a growth of -199% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-199%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Prepress technicians & workers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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