The salary statistics of desktop publishers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of desktop publishers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The desktop publishers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$23,300|
|25th Percentile Wage||$30,960|
|50th Percentile Wage||$42,350|
|75th Percentile Wage||$56,790|
|90th Percentile Wage||$71,280|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for desktop publishers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) desktop publishers is $71,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,300. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 205% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of desktop publishers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of desktop publishers in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for desktop publishers occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $49,880. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $33,590).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only desktop publishers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of desktop publishers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $22,680 to $60,030. The highest paying state for desktop publishers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $60,030. The lowest paying state is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $22,680. For more salary information of desktop publishers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|West Virginia|| |