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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 9275 -18.53 56
United States 178,700160,200 -10.46,600 11,00015,740

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.8011.4613.86 17.7422.7928.24
Alaska 22.4513.2717.42 23.4127.8730.47
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 21.9413.1417.05 22.6427.2730.14

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1056 5.750.5 45.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation26
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation13
UI claimants previously working in occupation9
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 114
Number of job position postings 9
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 12.7

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