Computer Desktop Publisher Salary

Median pay for Computer Desktop Publishers in the United States is around $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. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Computer Desktop Publishers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,081 - $57,699

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$11.39 - $28.44

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$31,081 - $57,699  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
Total Pay (?
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$27,044 - $58,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $28.44  
   
Overtime
$16.27 - $43.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$27,044 - $58,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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.

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Computer Desktop Publishers who take on a higher-level position such as Graphic Artist & Designer may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Graphic Artists & Designers on average bring home $36K.

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Computer Desktop Publishers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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. Those with knowledge of Adobe Photoshop tend to be skilled in Desktop Publishing as well.

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Experience Affects Computer Desktop Publisher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

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 21%

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
24%
5-9 years
14%
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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