Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

51-5021 Job Printers

Set type according to copy; operate press to print job order; and read proof for errors and clarity of impression, and correct imperfections. Job printers are often found in small establishments where work combines several job skills.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
58,410 4.4 % $15.85 $32,970 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.08 $11.42 $15.06 $19.59 $23.82
Annual Wage (2) $18,900 $23,750 $31,310 $40,750 $49,540

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Printing and related support activities 40,370 $15.92 $33,120
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 9,100 $16.38 $34,070
Business support services 780 $12.09 $25,140
Advertising and related services 670 $15.04 $31,290
Management of companies and enterprises 470 $15.94 $33,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Hardware and plumbing merchant wholesalers (7) $22.06 $45,890
Securities and commodity contracts brokerage 30 $19.67 $40,910
Religious organizations 100 $18.63 $38,760
Software publishers (7) $18.27 $37,990
Local government (OES designation) 220 $17.61 $36,620

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Pennsylvania 4,720 $15.87 $33,010 0.086%
Missouri 2,240 $14.19 $29,510 0.085%
Massachusetts 2,410 $14.51 $30,170 0.077%
Tennessee 1,950 $15.75 $32,760 0.075%
Arkansas 810 $12.68 $26,360 0.072%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New Jersey 1,480 $20.09 $41,790 0.038%
Virginia 870 $19.80 $41,190 0.025%
Wisconsin 1,550 $19.18 $39,900 0.058%
Minnesota 1,190 $18.99 $39,500 0.046%
Maryland 900 $18.10 $37,650 0.037%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Scranton—Wilkes-Barre—Hazleton, PA MSA 620 $14.11 $29,360 0.224%
York, PA MSA 340 $14.39 $29,930 0.206%
Brockton, MA PMSA 190 $13.99 $29,100 0.194%
Lincoln, NE MSA 280 $15.40 $32,030 0.192%
Terre Haute, IN MSA 120 $15.84 $32,960 0.189%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 540 $23.94 $49,800 0.067%
Newark, NJ PMSA 420 $22.61 $47,020 0.043%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 740 $22.14 $46,050 0.044%
Youngstown-Warren, OH MSA 100 $22.02 $45,810 0.045%
Atlanta, GA MSA 490 $21.03 $43,740 0.023%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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