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Salary Studies on Compensation for Print Industry Personnel Available

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Alexandria, Va., June 26, 2002 -- Three newly published surveys from Printing Industries of America about compensation for employees in the graphic arts industry are now available for purchase. The studies were conducted by Chief Economist Ronnie Davis, Ph.D. among a sampling of more than five hundred companies from throughout the United States. It is intended for use in developing salary and benefits packages for graphic arts personnel and allows for benchmarking compensation, benefits, and HR policies against the industry. These three new PIA reports cover hundreds of positions by experience level, region of the country, size of firm, and printing process. These surveys were last published in April 2000; since that time, the labor market has changed and the economic downturn has impacted U.S. printing companies. In the first study, 2001–2002 PIA Survey of Sales Compensation, participants reported on salespersons’ salaries for the 2001 calendar year based on straight salary, commission, bonus, and total pay. Minimum, maximum, median, and average results are reported to show the range of responses, and information is sorted into six parameters: total respondents (national), geographic region, union status, employee volume, primary business segment, and economic/demographic climate. The 2001–2002 PIA Survey of Printing Management and Administrative Compensation provides convenient, one-paragraph descriptions for all of the job functions detailed in this report. Information on time off, health insurance, retirement and severance, and salaries and bonuses, is summarized by location, company size, labor status, primary graphic arts business, and economic environment. The variety of featured positions span the gamut of management and administrative positions from CEO and president through receptionist and bookkeeper to departments such as estimating, art, customer service, human resources, labor relations, training, safety, quality control, and more. New for 2002 is the latest addition to the compensation survey series, the 2001–2002 PIA Survey of Printing Production and Technical Compensation. Hourly wages, benefits packages, HR policies, and more for 260 production and technical positions are organized by press types and sizes with data sorted by size of firm, region of the country, and labor status. Features include projected salary/wage increases over the next twelve months and years in position for more accurate comparison. Positions covered include those in areas such as prepress, quick printing, screen printing, electronic/digital printing, flexography, letterpress, sheetfed, web, bindery, shipping, and other classifications. The 2001–2002 PIA Survey of Sales Compensation (ISBN 0-88362-388-9), Item No. 00BT01041, is a 240-page softcover book. The 2001–2002 PIA Survey of Printing Management and Administrative Compensation (ISBN 0-88362-387-0), Item No. 00BT01042, is a 160-page softcover book. The 2001–2002 PIA Survey of Printing Production and Technical Compensation (ISBN 0-88362-404-4), Item No. 00BT01043, is a 210-page softcover book. Each book is available for $500 per volume ($250 each for PIA and GATF members); prices do not include shipping. Prepayment is required for all orders. To order, phone 800/662-3916 (U.S. and Canada); fax 412-741-0609; mail to GATF/PIA Orders, PO Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143-1020; or online from the GAIN Bookstore.