Training Requirements for Desktop Publishers

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

Degrees for 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

Employment Outlook for Desktop Publishers

This represents about 14,000 people in the United States.

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.

Typical Income for Desktop Publishers

Hourly Income

On average,desktop publishers make $21.34 per hour.

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

Annual Salaries

On average, desktop publishers make $44,380 per year.

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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