Pay for Computer Desktop Publishers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $15.70 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Computer Desktop Publishers. Women make up the majority of Computer Desktop Publishers (67 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,161 - $89,396
$24K
$42K
$89K
MEDIAN: $42,475
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$12.10 - $33.54
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$34
MEDIAN: $15.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$24,161 - $89,396  
   
Bonus
$510  
Total Pay (?
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$25,159 - $72,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $33.54  
   
Overtime
$23.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$510  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,159 - $72,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Computer Desktop Publisher

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Computer Desktop Publisher


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Many Computer Desktop Publishers transition into upper-level roles like Graphic Artist & Designer. However, Graphic Artists & Designers do report a slightly lower median income of $36K per year.

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Key Stats for Computer Desktop Publisher

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
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1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Computer Desktop Publisher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Computer Desktop Publisher Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 8%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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