Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

43-9031 Desktop Publishers

Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,310 4.1 % $20.17 $41,960 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.99 $13.65 $18.37 $24.64 $31.56
Annual Wage (2) $20,780 $28,390 $38,200 $51,240 $65,650


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 4,600 1.10 $18.10 $37,640
Printing and Related Support Activities 2,030 0.45 $19.70 $40,980
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 580 0.05 $20.49 $42,630
Management of Companies and Enterprises 530 0.02 $19.74 $41,060
Software Publishers 350 0.11 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 4,600 1.10 $18.10 $37,640
Printing and Related Support Activities 2,030 0.45 $19.70 $40,980
Specialized Design Services 160 0.13 $25.18 $52,380
Other Information Services 280 0.13 $21.67 $45,070
Software Publishers 350 0.11 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $29.59 $61,550
Depository Credit Intermediation 30 (7) $27.11 $56,400
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $26.82 $55,790
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 110 0.03 $26.22 $54,540
Specialized Design Services 160 0.13 $25.18 $52,380


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,270 0.11 1.14 $16.94 $35,230
California 1,140 0.08 0.76 $22.84 $47,510
Illinois 880 0.15 1.56 (8) (8)
New York 840 0.10 0.97 $25.99 $54,060
Pennsylvania 800 0.14 1.44 $20.48 $42,600



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 80 0.25 2.57 $18.82 $39,150
Kansas 280 0.20 2.08 $16.92 $35,200
Maine 110 0.19 1.98 $16.64 $34,620
Minnesota 480 0.18 1.80 $21.58 $44,900
Michigan 750 0.18 1.87 $17.39 $36,170



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 40 0.06 0.64 $26.42 $54,940
Alaska 40 0.13 1.31 $26.06 $54,210
New York 840 0.10 0.97 $25.99 $54,060
Maryland 280 0.11 1.11 $23.36 $48,580
Connecticut 100 0.06 0.60 $23.15 $48,150




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.19 1.95 (8) (8)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.11 1.09 $27.14 $56,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 400 0.18 1.83 $19.65 $40,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.09 0.94 $24.07 $50,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 340 0.18 1.83 $22.81 $47,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 330 0.18 1.84 $23.24 $48,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 330 0.14 1.39 $23.21 $48,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.10 1.05 $22.13 $46,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 200 0.13 1.35 $23.40 $48,670
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 190 0.22 2.21 $16.35 $34,020



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lancaster, PA 130 0.59 6.01 $17.27 $35,930
Salem, OR 60 0.40 4.09 $22.75 $47,320
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 40 0.32 3.26 $19.07 $39,670
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 50 0.26 2.65 $16.23 $33,770
Lincoln, NE 40 0.23 2.32 $16.42 $34,160
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 190 0.22 2.21 $16.35 $34,020
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.21 2.11 $24.05 $50,020
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 120 0.21 2.18 $23.58 $49,050
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 70 0.20 2.01 $20.42 $42,460
Madison, WI 70 0.19 1.90 $18.05 $37,540



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.07 0.67 $28.44 $59,150
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.11 1.09 $27.14 $56,450
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.07 $52,140
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.51 $24.57 $51,100
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 0.91 $24.32 $50,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.09 0.94 $24.07 $50,070
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.21 2.11 $24.05 $50,020
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.08 0.86 $23.82 $49,550
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 90 0.11 1.11 $23.72 $49,340
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 120 0.21 2.18 $23.58 $49,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.21 2.09 $11.68 $24,290
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 3.12 $15.91 $33,090
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.34 $19.00 $39,520
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 1.30 $14.82 $30,830
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 2.63 $17.81 $37,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 3.12 $15.91 $33,090
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 2.63 $17.81 $37,050
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.34 $19.00 $39,520
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.21 2.09 $11.68 $24,290
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 1.30 $14.82 $30,830

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.34 $19.00 $39,520
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 2.63 $17.81 $37,050
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.17 $35,720
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 3.12 $15.91 $33,090
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 1.30 $14.82 $30,830


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015