Prepress technicians & workers

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2019 Workforce
23.7k
Average Age
44.3
Estimated Job Growth
−20.5%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$38,256
Average Male Salary
$42,582
Average Female Salary
$30,601

About

Prepress technicians & workers are most often employed by the Printing & related support activities industry. The average yearly wage for Prepress technicians & workers was $38,256 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Prepress technicians & workers by wage are Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, Meter readers, utilities, and Physical therapist assistants & aides.

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

$38,256
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,439

In 2019, Prepress technicians & workers earned an average of $38,256, $17,268 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic make somewhat more than Prepress technicians & workers while Meter readers, utilities 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

0.299
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Prepress technicians & workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.299, 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

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

Most Common

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

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Highest Paying

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

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Industries by Share

23.7k
2019 Workforce
± 3,780
5.16%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 21.7%

The number of people employed as Prepress technicians & workers has been growing at a rate of 5.16%, from 22,545 people in 2018 to 23,709 people in 2019.

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  32.1%, followed by Plastics product manufacturing with 7.55% and Newspaper publishers with 4.36%.

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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 and of female Prepress technicians & workers is 43.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Prepress technicians & workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

15.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,022
8.56k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,272

63.9% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

71.1% of Prepress technicians & workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.2% of Prepress technicians & workers, White (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 Gender

45
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.89
43.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.15

The median age of Prepress technicians & workers is 44.3, and Male employees are generally 1.91 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

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MOST COMMON 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 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

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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