$47,823
Avg. Salary
$21.01
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,250

Bonus

$1,450

Profit Sharing

$5,250

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Desktop Publisher is $21.01 per hour.

The average pay for a Desktop Publisher is $47,823 per year.

10%
$13.91
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$21.01
50%
$32.86
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90%
MEDIAN $21.01
10%
$30k
10%
$48k
50%
$75k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $47,823
$29,716 - $75,004
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$48K
$75K
MEDIAN: $47,823
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$13.91 - $32.86
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$0$75K
Salary $29,716 - $75,004
Bonus $96.96 - $5,106
Profit Sharing $1,450
Commission $5,250
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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$29,937 - $74,148
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 75
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $13.91 - $32.86
Overtime $22.35 - $50.34
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $96.96 - $5,106
Commission $5,250
Profit Sharing $1,450
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).
)
$29,937 - $74,148
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 81

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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Common Career Paths for Desktop Publisher


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Desktop Publishers who move into a Graphic Designer role might bring in a slightly lower salary; Graphic Designers earn $40K a year on average. A lot of Desktop Publishers advance their careers by becoming Graphic Artists & Designers and Computer Desktop Publishers. However, those positions offer $10K less and $8K less per year on average.

Desktop Publisher Job Listings

Popular Skills for Desktop Publisher


Desktop Publishers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Adobe InDesign also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Desktop Publisher

Pay by Experience for a Desktop Publisher has a positive trend. An entry-level Desktop Publisher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $46,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Desktop Publisher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 43 salaries. A 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 $52,000 based on 20 salaries.

Desktop Publisher Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Desktop Publisher?

Desktop Publisher in Portsmouth:
"I like it."
Pros: People
Cons: Poor pay

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Key Stats for Desktop Publisher

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Desktop Publisher Salaries

▲12%

▲5%

National Average
$47,000

▼1%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Desktop Publisher Salaries

Adobe Acrobat
▲5%

National Average
$47,000

Adobe InDesign
▼1%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 21%