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Bookbinder Salary

How much does a Bookbinder make in Indiana, United States?
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Salary Data for Bookbinder

$41,795 (USD)/yr

$20 (USD)/hr

$656 (USD)/yr

$41,321 (USD)/yr

$20 (USD)/hr

$656 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Cuts, assembles, glues, and sews components to bind books, according to specification, using automatic and manually operated machines, handtools, and equipment: folds printed sheets to form signatures (pages) and assembles signatures in numerical order to form book body. Attaches endpapers to top and bottom of book body. Sews signatures and endpapers together along spine of book body, using sewing machine, or glues endpapers and signatures together along spine, using brush or glue machine. Compresses sewed or glued signatures to reduce book to required thickness, using handpress or smashing machine. Trims edges of book to size, using cutting or book trimming machine or hand cutter. Inserts book body in device that forms back edge of book into convex shape and produces grooves to facilitate attachment of cover. Applies glue to back of book, using brush or glue machine, and attaches cloth backing and headband. Applies color to edges of signatures, using brush, pad, or atomizer. Cuts binder board to specified dimension, using board shears, hand cutter, or cutting machine. Cuts cover material, such as leather or cloth, to specified dimensions and fits and glues material to binder board manually or by machine. Glues outside endpapers to cover. Places bound book in press that exerts pressure on cover until glue dries. May imprint and emboss lettering, designs, or numbers on cover, using gold, silver, or colored foil and stamping machine. May pack, weigh, and stack books on pallet for shipment. May specialize in repairing and rebinding damaged or worn books for resale or reuse.
The average bookbinder salary in Indiana, United States is $41,795 or an equivalent hourly rate of $20. This is 6% lower (-$2,747) than the average bookbinder salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $656. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Indiana, United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$31,081 (USD)

$50,725 (USD)

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Salary Potential

$48,452 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Bookbinder will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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