Desktop Publishers Salary Information

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Desktop Publishers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,230
25th Percentile Wage
$31,920
50th Percentile Wage
$41,090
75th Percentile Wage
$55,280
90th Percentile Wage
$70,290

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 $70,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,230. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 202% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of desktop publishers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201641,0903.04%9.86%
201539,8404.12%-
201438,2000.92%-
201337,8502.14%-
201237,040--

Table 2. Desktop Publishers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of desktop publishers in 15 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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector with an annual salary $51,380. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $34,270).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$51,380
Finance and Insurance
$50,680
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,850
Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$44,910
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$44,330
Educational Services
$43,550
Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,610
Manufacturing
$42,180
Transportation and Warehousing
$40,770
Retail Trade
$37,800
Information
$37,730
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$36,870
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$36,760
Wholesale Trade
$34,270

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Desktop Publishers by States

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 $25,200 to $60,930. The highest paying state for desktop publishers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $60,930. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $25,200. 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
$60,930
Washington
$57,660
Massachusetts
$55,080
Virginia
$52,230
New York
$52,060
Georgia
$51,960
Maryland
$50,980
Connecticut
$48,640
California
$47,850
New Jersey
$46,610
Missouri
$46,540
Minnesota
$45,970
Colorado
$45,800
Oregon
$44,750
Tennessee
$44,520
Utah
$44,450
Wisconsin
$43,830
Arizona
$41,970
Iowa
$41,770
Michigan
$40,280
North Carolina
$39,190
Kentucky
$39,090
North Dakota
$38,450
Illinois
$38,390
Vermont
$38,130
Texas
$37,110
Ohio
$36,850
South Carolina
$35,210
Hawaii
$35,180
Pennsylvania
$34,620
Nevada
$34,340
Montana
$34,250
Maine
$34,180
Louisiana
$33,620
Arkansas
$33,460
Mississippi
$32,930
Kansas
$32,180
Indiana
$31,950
Florida
$31,610
Delaware
$30,720
New Hampshire
$30,600
Nebraska
$29,780
Idaho
$28,900
Alabama
$25,800
Oklahoma
$25,200


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