Computer Desktop Publisher Salary

For Computer Desktop Publishers, hourly average wages total $19.45 per hour. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Job satisfaction for Computer Desktop Publishers is high. Female Computer Desktop Publishers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,024 - $58,037
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,317
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$11.39 - $28.44
(Median)
$11
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$31,024 - $58,037  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
Total Pay (?
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$26,931 - $58,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $28.44  
   
Overtime
$19.82 - $44.00  
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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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$26,931 - $58,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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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Computer Desktop Publishers often transition into a Graphic Artist & Designer position. Graphic Artists & Designers report a slightly lower median income of $36K.

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Computer Desktop Publishers seem to require a number of specific 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 as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Experience with Adobe Photoshop is often linked with knowledge of Desktop Publishing.

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Experience Affects Computer Desktop Publisher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Computer Desktop Publisher Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 6%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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