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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Public Administration
Educational Services
Wholesale Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
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