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Thread: Wages?

  1. #1
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    Wages?

    Just wondering what kind of wages are being paid to operate and feed on a Heidelberg 2 color/4-color/8-color. I may want to relocate...

    Thanks.

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    Call the local printing union in the areas you are interested in. That is probably the best way to get a feel for what pay is in that area. You can usually figure non-union will be around a dollar an hour less depending on the shop

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    We pay our guys in Central Florida around $14-2 color $16 4color and our 6color operator around $21.PS our 6 color operator drives a Cadillac CTS SV

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    6 color 40" operators in this area are paid $25 to $26 an hour. 2 color around $21

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    $23 - $24 over here, so basically everywhere in US is near $25, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbelcher2005 View Post
    We pay our guys in Central Florida around $14-2 color $16 4color and our 6color operator around $21.PS our 6 color operator drives a Cadillac CTS SV
    Oh yeah......here I thought I was getting under paid .

    I drive an older GM diesel 4x4 truck But I love it

    Seems this time of year here in Canada this is the vehicle of choice!

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    about $25.00 per hour for a good 4/40 operator here in San Diego

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    In the San Fran (bay area) A 640 pressman makes 30.00 to 36.00 but I've heard of a few guys making as much as 42.00

    Second pressman/feeders start around 15.00 and top out around 25.00.

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    In central IL it is about 18-20 for a good pressman. The union shops pay more but are closing up fast. There isn't a lot of competition to drive wages up but the cost of living is low so 20 is a lot of money.

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    Chicago Area Varies, North/NorthWest of and around the city you should start around $28-$32 to run a 640, though as a 2/C operaotor you may make maybe $25 ($1 more than a feeder). West/south west of the city you will make less and do more with less amenities and personel. Where in the far suburbs, depending on the size of the shop, you will either Make the same as or better than A North side Printer; rule of thumb out here- the farther you are away from O'hare, the less you will make.

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