Press Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$28,000
$22,000
$28,000
$35,000
The average press operator makes about $28,564 per year. That's $13.73 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $22,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $35,000. Many of press operators seem to be drawn to professional and telecommunication companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case press operators tend to work at automotive, retail, and manufacturing companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that New York, New Jersey and Iowa pay press operators the highest salaries.
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Map of Press Operator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Press Operators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Press Operator Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New York, New Jersey and Iowa, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for press operators. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Average Press Operator Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a press operator, being employed by a company such as American Axle & Manufacturing or Federal-Mogul would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Omnicell and Sonoco also report highly competitive salaries for press operators.

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Average Press Operator Pay By Industry

Press operator salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with automotive, retail, and manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a press operator can make a yearly salary of $30,376 while working for automotive companies. All the while, other press operators are making $28,502 at retail companies and $28,164 at manufacturing companies. One industry press operators may want to avoid is the media industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $27,811.

Industry
Average Salary
Automotive
Automotive
$30,376
$30k
Retail
Retail
$28,502
$29k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$28,164
$28k
Media
Media
$27,811
$28k

Press Operator Salary History

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Press Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a press operator can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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$29,218
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$32,349
$32,349
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$35,479
$35,479
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$46,603
$46,603
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Press Operator
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$32,244
$32,244
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$46,644
$46,644
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$43,201
$43,201
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$27,131
$27,131
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$27,653
$27,653
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