Desktop Publisher Salary (United States)

A Desktop Publisher earns an average wage of $17.47 per hour. A skill in Adobe Acrobat is associated with high pay for this job.
Desktop Publisher Salary (?
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$30,321 - $77,692
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,333
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Desktop Publisher Salary (?
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$11.44 - $28.38
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,321 - $77,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
Profit Sharing
$2,750 - $5,160  
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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$25,511 - $68,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.44 - $28.38  
   
Overtime
$12.67 - $37.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750 - $5,160  
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).
)
$25,511 - $68,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Job Description for Desktop Publisher

The desktop publisher is responsible for acting as a lead on various electronic documents such as proposals and manuals. A key responsibility is ensuring that these materials meet stringent quality standards as established by the employer and stipulated by the client. The desktop publisher must also ensure that all client deadlines are met and that work is performed according to agreed-upon timelines and schedules.
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Desktop Publisher Tasks
  • 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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Experience Affects Desktop Publisher Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Desktop Publisher Salaries

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 25%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
National Average
$42,000
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 31%