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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-5111 Prepress Technicians and Workers

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National estimates for Prepress Technicians and Workers
Industry profile for Prepress Technicians and Workers
Geographic profile for Prepress Technicians and Workers

National estimates for Prepress Technicians and Workers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Prepress Technicians and Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
25,840 2.5 % $ 21.06 $ 43,800 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Prepress Technicians and Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.00 $ 16.43 $ 20.49 $ 23.54 $ 29.31
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,110 $ 34,180 $ 42,610 $ 48,960 $ 60,960


Industry profile for Prepress Technicians and Workers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Prepress Technicians and Workers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Prepress Technicians and Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Prepress Technicians and Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Printing and Related Support Activities 16,120 4.38 $ 20.86 $ 43,390
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 1,870 0.72 $ 21.30 $ 44,300
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 960 0.22 $ 20.00 $ 41,590
Plastics Product Manufacturing 650 0.11 $ 20.26 $ 42,140
Employment Services 370 0.01 $ 15.03 $ 31,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Prepress Technicians and Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Printing and Related Support Activities 16,120 4.38 $ 20.86 $ 43,390
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 1,870 0.72 $ 21.30 $ 44,300
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 30 0.31 $ 22.28 $ 46,340
Sound Recording Industries 50 0.28 $ 23.71 $ 49,320
Specialized Design Services 350 0.26 $ 26.68 $ 55,480

Top paying industries for Prepress Technicians and Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 200 0.01 $ 43.92 $ 91,340
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $ 31.40 $ 65,300
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $ 30.45 $ 63,340
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $ 29.10 $ 60,540
Other Personal Services 50 0.02 $ 27.93 $ 58,090


Geographic profile for Prepress Technicians and Workers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Prepress Technicians and Workers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Prepress Technicians and Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of prepress technicians and workers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Prepress Technicians and Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,570 0.16 0.85 $ 22.79 $ 47,390
Wisconsin 1,690 0.61 3.34 $ 20.92 $ 43,520
Ohio 1,440 0.28 1.51 $ 20.09 $ 41,800
Illinois 1,270 0.23 1.23 $ 21.91 $ 45,560
New Jersey 1,250 0.32 1.77 $ 26.23 $ 54,550


Map of location quotient of prepress technicians and workers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Prepress Technicians and Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 1,690 0.61 3.34 $ 20.92 $ 43,520
Kansas 660 0.50 2.70 $ 16.84 $ 35,030
Tennessee 1,180 0.40 2.16 $ 17.23 $ 35,830
Minnesota 1,020 0.37 2.03 $ 22.89 $ 47,600
New Jersey 1,250 0.32 1.77 $ 26.23 $ 54,550


Map of annual mean wages of prepress technicians and workers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Prepress Technicians and Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 190 0.29 1.59 $ 43.37 $ 90,210
Delaware 30 0.08 0.43 $ 26.72 $ 55,580
New Jersey 1,250 0.32 1.77 $ 26.23 $ 54,550
New York 1,220 0.14 0.77 $ 24.69 $ 51,360
Massachusetts 570 0.17 0.92 $ 23.98 $ 49,880



Map of employment of prepress technicians and workers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Prepress Technicians and Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,690 0.19 1.06 $ 27.05 $ 56,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,510 0.26 1.44 $ 22.54 $ 46,890
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,090 0.26 1.41 $ 21.83 $ 45,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 770 0.42 2.30 $ 23.80 $ 49,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 740 0.25 1.38 $ 27.40 $ 56,990
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 510 0.14 0.77 $ 20.50 $ 42,640
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 470 0.18 0.96 $ 24.10 $ 50,120
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 470 0.59 3.23 $ 22.15 $ 46,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 450 0.18 0.96 $ 20.19 $ 41,990
St. Louis, MO-IL 440 0.34 1.87 $ 20.11 $ 41,820


Map of location quotient of prepress technicians and workers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Prepress Technicians and Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 270 3.05 16.65 $ 20.82 $ 43,310
Lawrence, KS 100 2.22 12.13 $ 16.88 $ 35,110
Green Bay, WI 190 1.17 6.40 $ 21.30 $ 44,300
Appleton, WI 120 1.03 5.63 $ 20.15 $ 41,920
Dalton, GA 60 0.97 5.30 $ 15.75 $ 32,770
Leominster-Gardner, MA 40 0.89 4.83 $ 21.41 $ 44,540
Morristown, TN 40 0.86 4.67 $ 17.44 $ 36,260
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 50 0.68 3.73 $ 17.16 $ 35,690
Jackson, TN 40 0.61 3.30 $ 17.00 $ 35,370
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 470 0.59 3.23 $ 22.15 $ 46,070


Map of annual mean wages of prepress technicians and workers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Prepress Technicians and Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 740 0.25 1.38 $ 27.40 $ 56,990
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,690 0.19 1.06 $ 27.05 $ 56,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 220 0.10 0.52 $ 26.64 $ 55,420
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 90 0.26 1.42 $ 26.43 $ 54,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 0.22 $ 25.93 $ 53,930
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 60 0.18 0.99 $ 25.91 $ 53,900
Trenton, NJ 40 0.17 0.94 $ 25.87 $ 53,810
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 420 0.16 0.89 $ 24.76 $ 51,500
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 470 0.18 0.96 $ 24.10 $ 50,120
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 190 0.13 0.73 $ 23.96 $ 49,830

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Prepress Technicians and Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 230 0.61 3.32 $ 15.09 $ 31,380
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 0.86 4.71 $ 13.76 $ 28,610
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 160 0.50 2.75 $ 18.27 $ 37,990
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 3.42 $ 20.88 $ 43,440
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.49 2.70 $ 21.11 $ 43,900

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Prepress Technicians and Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 0.86 4.71 $ 13.76 $ 28,610
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 3.42 $ 20.88 $ 43,440
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 230 0.61 3.32 $ 15.09 $ 31,380
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 2.82 $ 16.52 $ 34,360
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 160 0.50 2.75 $ 18.27 $ 37,990

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Prepress Technicians and Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.49 2.70 $ 21.11 $ 43,900
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 3.42 $ 20.88 $ 43,440
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 2.31 $ 20.62 $ 42,890
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.13 $ 20.59 $ 42,820
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.50 $ 20.14 $ 41,880


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022