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Bindery Workers

Overview

Binding, or finishing, is the final step in the printing process. Bindery workers take the printed pages that go into books, magazines, pamphlets, catalogs, and other materials and fold, cut, sew, staple, stitch, and/or glue them together to produce the finished product.

Bindery workers typically work in commercial printing plants or specialized bindery shops. Some bindery workers perform highly specialized tasks that require a certain amount of training; other bindery workers perform simple, repetitive tasks that are easily mastered. Approximately 51,430 people are employed in print binding and finishing work in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Conventional

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Bindery Supervisor

Bindery Worker

Helper

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