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Computer Desktop Publisher Salary (United States)

A Computer Desktop Publisher earns an average wage of $16.59 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Computer Desktop Publisher Salary (?
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$31,407 - $61,659
(Median)
31K
51K
62K
MEDIAN: $40,354
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75%
90%
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Computer Desktop Publisher Salary (?
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$11.37 - $28.28
(Median)
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17
21
28
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
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75%
90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,407 - $61,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$24,969 - $58,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.37 - $28.28  
   
Overtime
$11.58 - $45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
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).
)
$24,969 - $58,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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.

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Experience Affects Computer Desktop Publisher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$39,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Computer Desktop Publisher Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%
Desktop Publishing
up arrow 6%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
National Average
$39,000
Graphic Design
up arrow 3%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 23%