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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of desktop publishers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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)|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
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|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |