The average pay for a Desktop Publisher is $17.64 per hour.
Desktop Publisher Total Pay (?
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$27,662 - $68,830
(Median)
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69K
MEDIAN: $43,723
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Desktop Publisher Total Pay (?
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$11.39 - $26.67
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$27,662 - $68,830  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,757  
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $5,131  
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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$24,622 - $66,446  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $26.67  
   
Overtime
$11.00 - $36.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $5,131  
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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$24,622 - $66,446  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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Job Description for 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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Pay by Experience Level for Desktop Publisher
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
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Dallas
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National Average
$42,000
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Experience Affects Desktop Publisher Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Desktop Publisher Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
National Average
$42,000
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 4%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 34%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 37 votes.
Gender
Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 30%
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