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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Desktop Publishers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of desktop publishers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$42,350
2.98% 12.54%
2016
$41,090
3.04% -
2015
$39,840
4.12% -
2014
$38,200
0.92% -
2013
$37,850
2.14% -
2012
$37,040
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Table 2. Desktop Publishers Salary by Industry Sector

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
$49,880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$47,660
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,290
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,100
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,790
Educational Services
$43,950
Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,710
Manufacturing
$41,810
Transportation and Warehousing
$40,770
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,150
Information
$38,450
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$37,740
Retail Trade
$36,660
Wholesale Trade
$36,020
Accommodation and Food Services
$33,590

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 $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
$60,030
Massachusetts
$57,250
New Mexico
$53,860
Alaska
$52,630
Georgia
$51,790
Maryland
$50,490
California
$50,210
Connecticut
$49,840
Colorado
$49,310
New Jersey
$48,400
New York
$48,140
Wisconsin
$46,110
Washington
$44,780
Illinois
$44,460
Oregon
$44,300
North Dakota
$44,220
Tennessee
$43,300
Virginia
$43,060
Oklahoma
$41,960
Utah
$40,900
Michigan
$40,700
Iowa
$40,590
Minnesota
$39,650
Ohio
$39,360
Texas
$39,020
Mississippi
$38,590
Missouri
$37,770
Vermont
$37,230
North Carolina
$36,470
Hawaii
$35,180
Kentucky
$34,940
Nevada
$34,340
Pennsylvania
$34,310
Montana
$34,250
South Carolina
$34,090
Arizona
$33,910
Arkansas
$33,460
Florida
$33,090
Kansas
$31,590
Indiana
$31,420
Maine
$31,190
New Hampshire
$31,150
Delaware
$30,720
Alabama
$30,630
Nebraska
$30,390
Idaho
$28,900
Louisiana
$28,810
West Virginia
$22,680



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