• Print Binding and Finishing Workers
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 33,890
    $22,940 range bar $50,830
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Print binding and finishing workers bind books and other publications or finish printed products by hand or machine.

What do they typically do

  • Stitch or glue endpapers, bindings, backings, or signatures, using sewing machines, glue machines, or glue and brushes
  • Examine stitched, collated, bound, or unbound product samples for defects such as imperfect bindings, ink spots, torn pages, loose pages, or loose or uncut threads
  • Lubricate, clean, or make minor repairs to machine parts to keep machines in working condition
  • Trim edges of books to size, using cutting machines, book trimming machines, or hand cutters
  • Maintain records, such as daily production records, using specified forms
  • Install or adjust bindery machine devices, such as knives, guides, rollers, rounding forms, creasing rams, or clamps, to accommodate sheets, signatures, or books of specified sizes
  • Monitor machine operations to detect malfunctions or to determine whether adjustments are needed
  • Read work orders to determine instructions and specifications for machine set-up

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -0.9%
Job Opening 102

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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