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Positive Printer Operator Salary

How much does a Positive Printer Operator make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Positive Printer Operator

$31,986 (USD)/yr

$15 (USD)/hr

$409 (USD)/yr

$31,661 (USD)/yr

$15 (USD)/hr

$409 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Sets up and operates motion picture film printing machine to produce positive images and soundtrack from negative film: reads work orders to determine type film to be printed and type printing aperture required. Installs specified printing aperture in machine. Mounts rolls of positive and negative film on machine spindles and threads film through guide rollers, tension bars, picture and sound apertures and onto winding reel to synchronize negative and positive films for printing. Starts machine to pass films through printing apertures and produce positive images and soundtrack. Examines film passing through machine and turns lever of rheostat to adjust intensity of printing light according to control card specifications, or installs punched tape in machine that controls light and color densities during printing operation. Packages films in labeled containers subsequent to printing. May operate printer equipped with negative viewer and evaluate scene frames to select frames with specified photographic characteristics preparatory to printing.
The average positive printer operator salary in United States is $31,986 or an equivalent hourly rate of $15. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $409. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$24,633 (USD)

$37,975 (USD)

Education data not available for this job

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Salary Potential

$37,081 (USD)

16 %

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

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