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Computer Desktop Publisher Salary

For Computer Desktop Publishers, hourly average wages total $18.87 per hour. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, between a fifth and a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Computer Desktop Publishers is high. Female Computer Desktop Publishers make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,081 - $57,699
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,018
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$11.40 - $27.54
(Median)
$11
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,081 - $57,699  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,976 - $57,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.40 - $27.54  
   
Overtime
$19.11 - $43.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,976 - $57,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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Job Description for Computer Desktop Publisher

  • Edit graphics and photos using pixel or bitmap editing, airbrushing, masking, or image retouching.
  • Position text and art elements in a visually appealing way to design print or web pages.
  • Operate desktop publishing software and equipment to design, lay out, and produce camera-ready copy.
  • Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material, under supervision.

Common Career Paths for Computer Desktop Publisher


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Many Computer Desktop Publishers move into Graphic Artist & Designer roles. Graphic Artists & Designers seem to make a little less than Computer Desktop Publishers as their salaries average out to $36K a year.

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Popular Skills for Computer Desktop Publisher


Survey results show that Computer Desktop Publishers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Desktop Publishing, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Adobe InDesign and Graphic Design, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Those familiar with Adobe Photoshop also tend to know Graphic Design.

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Experience Affects Computer Desktop Publisher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Computer Desktop Publisher Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 5%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 22%
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