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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
28,010 3.0 % $ 20.85 $ 43,370 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Prepress Technicians and Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.87 $ 15.66 $ 19.91 $ 24.96 $ 30.72
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,760 $ 32,570 $ 41,410 $ 51,910 $ 63,890


Industry profile for Prepress Technicians and Workers: Top

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 16,420 4.19 $ 20.56 $ 42,770
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 2,540 0.93 $ 19.89 $ 41,360
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 1,990 0.76 $ 21.49 $ 44,700
Plastics Product Manufacturing 940 0.17 $ 20.06 $ 41,720
Specialized Design Services 820 0.61 $ 23.11 $ 48,070

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 16,420 4.19 $ 20.56 $ 42,770
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 2,540 0.93 $ 19.89 $ 41,360
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 1,990 0.76 $ 21.49 $ 44,700
Specialized Design Services 820 0.61 $ 23.11 $ 48,070
Sound Recording Industries 30 0.18 $ 25.19 $ 52,390

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) 210 0.01 $ 43.44 $ 90,360
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 40 0.01 $ 27.59 $ 57,380
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 (7) $ 26.97 $ 56,100
Other Personal Services 60 0.02 $ 26.57 $ 55,260
Sound Recording Industries 30 0.18 $ 25.19 $ 52,390


Geographic profile for Prepress Technicians and Workers: Top

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.





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 3,230 0.20 0.98 $ 21.40 $ 44,510
Texas 1,810 0.15 0.74 $ 18.41 $ 38,300
Illinois 1,650 0.29 1.45 $ 21.56 $ 44,840
Wisconsin 1,600 0.59 2.93 $ 19.11 $ 39,750
Ohio 1,540 0.30 1.49 $ 19.78 $ 41,130




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 1,600 0.59 2.93 $ 19.11 $ 39,750
Minnesota 1,100 0.41 2.02 $ 24.60 $ 51,170
Iowa 540 0.37 1.82 $ 19.85 $ 41,280
Kansas 480 0.36 1.77 $ 16.82 $ 34,980
Missouri 930 0.34 1.71 $ 19.60 $ 40,770




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 220 0.32 1.61 $ 42.91 $ 89,260
Delaware 50 0.11 0.55 $ 25.99 $ 54,060
Minnesota 1,100 0.41 2.02 $ 24.60 $ 51,170
New Jersey 1,150 0.30 1.51 $ 24.43 $ 50,810
Rhode Island 80 0.17 0.87 $ 24.25 $ 50,440





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,180 0.37 1.86 $ 20.91 $ 43,490
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,510 0.17 0.85 $ 25.12 $ 52,240
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,320 0.30 1.50 $ 22.12 $ 46,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 740 0.40 1.98 $ 26.82 $ 55,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 740 0.28 1.39 $ 20.80 $ 43,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 680 0.19 0.95 $ 19.67 $ 40,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 650 0.22 1.07 $ 29.71 $ 61,800
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 640 0.62 3.07 $ 20.44 $ 42,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 610 0.23 1.17 $ 22.99 $ 47,830
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 560 0.21 1.03 $ 23.40 $ 48,680




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 260 2.89 14.34 $ 19.39 $ 40,340
Green Bay, WI 210 1.27 6.32 $ 20.45 $ 42,530
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 60 1.25 6.20 (8) (8)
Morristown, TN 40 0.99 4.92 $ 16.87 $ 35,090
Wheeling, WV-OH 40 0.76 3.78 $ 18.76 $ 39,030
Lawrence, KS 30 0.74 3.69 $ 18.52 $ 38,510
Lynchburg, VA 70 0.71 3.54 $ 20.91 $ 43,490
Leominster-Gardner, MA 30 0.68 3.38 $ 21.69 $ 45,110
Appleton, WI 80 0.67 3.32 $ 21.28 $ 44,270
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 40 0.62 3.10 $ 15.79 $ 32,850




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 650 0.22 1.07 $ 29.71 $ 61,800
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 130 0.06 0.28 $ 27.31 $ 56,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 740 0.40 1.98 $ 26.82 $ 55,790
Boulder, CO 30 0.19 0.93 $ 26.41 $ 54,930
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 25.35 $ 52,720
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,510 0.17 0.85 $ 25.12 $ 52,240
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 110 0.31 1.52 $ 25.03 $ 52,060
Trenton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $ 24.16 $ 50,250
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.17 0.82 $ 24.10 $ 50,120
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.17 0.83 $ 23.76 $ 49,420

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 3.03 $ 14.47 $ 30,090
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 0.94 4.65 $ 16.89 $ 35,130
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.84 4.15 $ 15.58 $ 32,400
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.94 4.67 $ 18.54 $ 38,570
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 100 0.33 1.65 $ 17.10 $ 35,570

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.94 4.67 $ 18.54 $ 38,570
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 0.94 4.65 $ 16.89 $ 35,130
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.84 4.15 $ 15.58 $ 32,400
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 230 0.61 3.03 $ 14.47 $ 30,090
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 2.46 $ 21.99 $ 45,740

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 Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 2.46 $ 21.99 $ 45,740
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 21.04 $ 43,760
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.68 $ 20.19 $ 41,990
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 19.73 $ 41,030
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 1.49 $ 19.59 $ 40,750


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021