Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-5111 Prepress Technician and Workers



Format and proof text and images submitted by designers and clients into finished pages that can be printed. Includes digital and photo typesetting. May produce printing plates.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 6021$20.83/hr$10.99/hr$15.83/hr$21.41/hr$25.09/hr$30.36/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing910$26.08/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Information90$18.34/hr
Professional and Business Services180$22.14/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$17.33/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$22.39/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$20.97/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 60$21.41/hr-12.2%
Central Minnesota 80$21.03/hr-28.6%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 80$15.17/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 100N/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota 120$23.96/hr-26.0%
Southeast Minnesota 150$16.42/hr-13.3%
Southeast Balance of State 150$16.24/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 760$26.92/hr-22.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 780$26.72/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,190$25.22/hr-21.7%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Film and Video Editors 190N/A9.0%
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 230$18.33/hr3.4%
Desktop Publishers 410$24.42/hr-13.4%


  • Enter, store, and retrieve information on computer-aided equipment.
  • Enter, position, and alter text size, using computers, to make up and arrange pages so that printed materials can be produced.
  • Generate prepress proofs in digital or other format to approximate the appearance of the final printed piece.
  • Proofread and perform quality control of text and images.
  • Perform "preflight" check of required font, graphic, text and image files to ensure completeness prior to delivery to printer.
  • Maintain, adjust, and clean equipment, and perform minor repairs.
  • Enter, store, and retrieve information on computer-aided equipment.
  • Proofread and perform quality control of text and images.
  • Perform "preflight" check of required font, graphic, text and image files to ensure completeness prior to delivery to printer.
  • Generate prepress proofs in digital or other format to approximate the appearance of the final printed piece.