SOC Code 51-5111 - Prepress Technicians and Workers

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Format and proof text and images submitted by designers and clients into finished pages that can be printed. Includes digital and photo typesetting. May produce printing plates.


SOC Code 51-5111 - Prepress Technicians and Workers is a a final level code of the “Production Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 30,270 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $20.45 and average Annual Wage of $42,540.

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Occupation Examples

  • Digital Proofing and Platemaker
  • Electronic Pre-Press Technician
  • Photoengraver
  • Plate Mounter
  • Pre-Press Proofer
  • Prepress Stripper
  • Type Setter

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