Salary for Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

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Also known as:  Digital Imaging Technician, Digital Photo Printer, Digital Photo Technician, Digital Retoucher, Film Developing Machine Operator, Film Printer, Film Process Operator, Film Processor, Photo Lab Specialist, Photo Lab Technician

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The main responsibilities of these employees are to develop photographic images from digital media or film. These workers may also develop prints or negatives. A high school degree or GED or above is needed to apply for this position. After being hired, employers usually require a few months to a year of formal on-site job training before official work can begin.

A Photographic Process Worker or Processing Machine Operator will normally get an average wage ranging between $23,850 and $61,950 based on experience and education levels. will normally receive salaries of thirty-nine thousand three hundred and ninety dollars each year.

obtain the most salary in New York, where they receive pay levels, on average, of near $48,720. People in this category of job are paid at the highest average level in Management of Companies and Enterprises, which has wages of $54,530.

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Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$54,530
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$50,310
Public Administration
$46,610
Educational Services
$46,430
Information
$42,980
Wholesale Trade
$40,800

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,380
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,610
Retail Trade
$37,620
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$39,610
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$39,820
Manufacturing
$40,070