Binding and Finishing Machine Operators

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Binding and finishing machine operators set up, operate or oversee the operation of specific machines, equipment or computerized units that bind and finish printed material. Workers who perform finishing operations in the paper, carton and packaging industries, as well as those who encode and stamp plastic cards, are included in this group. 

Outlook

Fair

Wage

Low: $11.90
Median: $15.50
High: $21.20

Training

  • A combination of on-the-job training and specialized college, industry or other courses may be required.

Places of Employment

Binderies, commercial printing companies, newspapers, magazines, and other publishing companies, and establishments in both the public and private sectors that have in-house printing, binding and finishing departments.

Regulated

No