Desktop Publisher Salary (United States)

A Desktop Publisher earns an average wage of $18.31 per hour. A skill in Adobe Acrobat is associated with high pay for this job.
Desktop Publisher Total Pay (?
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$29,999 - $73,404
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MEDIAN: $43,822
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Desktop Publisher Total Pay (?
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$11.34 - $27.37
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,999 - $73,404  
   
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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$25,235 - $67,568  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $27.37  
   
Overtime
$12.58 - $37.33  
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).
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$25,235 - $67,568  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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

National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Desktop Publisher Salaries

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 26%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
National Average
$42,000
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 29%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 39 votes.
Gender
Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 31%
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