Computer Desktop Publisher Salary

Computer Desktop Publishers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and nearly three in five have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $46K annually, but may range from $25K to $73K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Computer Desktop Publishers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,161 - $89,396
$24K
$46K
$89K
MEDIAN: $46,000
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50%
90%

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$12.04 - $33.77
$12
$19
$34
MEDIAN: $18.70
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$0$89K
Salary $24,161 - $89,396
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$25,058 - $72,513
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.04 - $33.77
Overtime $27.25
Annual Data $0$72K
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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$25,058 - $72,513
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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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.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Desktop Publisher

Pay by Experience for a Computer Desktop Publisher has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Desktop Publisher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Desktop Publisher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Computer Desktop Publisher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 6 salaries. A Computer Desktop Publisher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Computer Desktop Publisher

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Computer Desktop Publisher Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼8%

Skills That Affect Computer Desktop Publisher Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
▲3%

National Average
$43,000

Desktop Publishing
▼1%

Adobe Illustrator
▼5%

Microsoft Word
▼6%

Graphic Design
▼11%

Adobe InDesign
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 8%
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