Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
39,180 3.1 % $17.24 $35,860 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.26 $12.92 $16.56 $20.95 $25.60
Annual Wage (2) $21,350 $26,880 $34,440 $43,570 $53,250


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Printing and Related Support Activities 25,130 $17.79 $37,000
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 5,260 $16.04 $33,370
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 2,180 $15.56 $32,360
Business Support Services 1,560 $13.64 $28,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises 690 $17.84 $37,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Sound Recording Industries 50 $21.70 $45,130
Other Support Services 110 $21.15 $43,990
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 50 $20.30 $42,220
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 60 $19.71 $40,990
Local Government (OES Designation) (8) $19.63 $40,830


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 510 $14.57 $30,310 0.806
Wisconsin 1,760 $17.40 $36,180 0.656
Pennsylvania 3,640 $16.42 $34,160 0.653
North Dakota 210 $15.71 $32,670 0.583
Illinois 3,170 $21.44 $44,600 0.556

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Massachusetts 740 $22.04 $45,840 0.234
Illinois 3,170 $21.44 $44,600 0.556
Maryland 600 $20.30 $42,230 0.239
New Jersey 1,160 $20.16 $41,940 0.302
Vermont 130 $20.04 $41,680 0.449


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Ames, IA 60 $13.84 $28,780 1.535
Canton-Massillon, OH 200 $14.71 $30,600 1.229
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 220 $15.98 $33,240 1.133
York-Hanover, PA 180 $17.14 $35,650 1.031
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,840 $16.46 $34,240 1.004

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 320 $24.47 $50,890 0.187
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 $22.89 $47,620 0.227
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,290 $22.64 $47,100 0.624
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 150 $22.15 $46,060 0.155
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 100 $22.05 $45,870 0.120


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010