What Are The Training Requirements for Desktop Publishers?

Desktop publishers need an associate's degree and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Desktop publishers
Typical education of Desktop publishers
Percent
Less than High School 2.5
High School 19.8
Some College 29.4
Associates Degree 12.6
Bachelors Degree 26.9
Masters Degree 7.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.2

What Is the Employment Outlook for Desktop Publishers?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 3,000 less desktop publishers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 4,000 more.

This career includes 14,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Desktop Publishers Make?

On average, desktop publishers make $21.34 per hour or $44,380 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Desktop Publishers?

Hourly income for Desktop publishers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Desktop publishers $11.17 $15.35 $19.76 $26.57 $33.79
Office and administrative support occupations $9.95 $12.39 $16.37 $21.90 $28.46
Other office and administrative support workers $9.46 $11.60 $15.19 $19.49 $24.71
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Desktop Publishers?

Annual salary for Desktop publishers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Desktop publishers $23,230 $31,920 $41,090 $55,280 $70,290
Office and administrative support occupations $20,700 $25,760 $34,050 $45,550 $59,190
Other office and administrative support workers $19,680 $24,130 $31,590 $40,550 $51,400
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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