SOC Code 51-5112 - Printing Press Operators

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Set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, or other printing machines. Includes short-run offset printing presses.


SOC Code 51-5112 - Printing Press Operators is a a final level code of the “Production Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 173,430 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $18.80 and average Annual Wage of $39,100.

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Occupation Examples

  • Digital Press Operator
  • Flexographic Press Operator
  • Gravure Press Operator
  • Lithograph Press Operator
  • Lithographing Machine Operator
  • Offset Lithographic Press Setter and Set-Up Operator
  • Offset Press Operator
  • Printing Machine Operator
  • Screen Printing Machine Operator
  • Screen Printing Press Operator
  • Silk Screen Operator
  • Silk Screen Printer
  • Web Offset Press Feeder
  • Web Press Operator

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