Computer Desktop Publisher Salary

Average Computer Desktop Publishers in the United States make around $19.57 per hour. Roughly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Computer Desktop Publishers making up 78 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,161 - $62,577
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$63K
MEDIAN: $36,625
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$11.20 - $29.67
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,161 - $62,577  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$23,879 - $63,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.20 - $29.67  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $44.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$23,879 - $63,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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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Experience Affects Computer Desktop Publisher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Computer Desktop Publisher Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 4%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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