Printing Press Operators (51-5112)

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

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 131117 -10.70 22
United States 173,000151,400 -12.50 2,6002,600

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.809.8412.79 16.9421.9327.31
Alaska 20.5211.3315.25 21.1126.2529.11
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 21.3413.2016.61 21.9826.6629.28

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1159 7.853.2 47.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation29
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation10
UI claimants previously working in occupation9
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 109
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 15.6

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training