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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

43-9031 Desktop Publishers

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National estimates for Desktop Publishers
Industry profile for Desktop Publishers
Geographic profile for Desktop Publishers

National estimates for Desktop Publishers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Desktop Publishers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,090 5.9 % $ 24.33 $ 50,600 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Desktop Publishers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.79 $ 16.90 $ 22.86 $ 30.01 $ 39.06
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,530 $ 35,150 $ 47,560 $ 62,420 $ 81,240


Industry profile for Desktop Publishers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Desktop Publishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 2,120 0.77 $ 23.27 $ 48,400
Printing and Related Support Activities 910 0.23 $ 26.80 $ 55,750
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 390 0.03 $ 21.91 $ 45,580
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 220 0.05 $ 23.24 $ 48,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 220 0.01 $ 25.50 $ 53,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Desktop Publishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 2,120 0.77 $ 23.27 $ 48,400
Printing and Related Support Activities 910 0.23 $ 26.80 $ 55,750
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 220 0.05 $ 23.24 $ 48,340
Software Publishers 200 0.04 $ 24.31 $ 50,570
Other Information Services 140 0.04 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for Desktop Publishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 70 (7) $ 32.57 $ 67,740
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $ 31.06 $ 64,600
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 40 (7) $ 30.82 $ 64,110
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 180 0.04 $ 29.93 $ 62,260
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $ 29.53 $ 61,430


Geographic profile for Desktop Publishers:

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





States with the highest employment level in Desktop Publishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 840 0.07 1.36 $ 21.57 $ 44,860
California 560 0.03 0.66 $ 31.44 $ 65,390
Illinois 540 0.10 1.88 $ 19.37 $ 40,290
Minnesota 430 0.16 3.08 $ 24.03 $ 49,970
Massachusetts 350 0.11 2.07 $ 26.01 $ 54,100




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Desktop Publishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 430 0.16 3.08 $ 24.03 $ 49,970
Maryland 320 0.13 2.51 $ 30.98 $ 64,440
Vermont 30 0.12 2.34 $ 22.14 $ 46,050
Louisiana 200 0.11 2.17 (8) (8)
Maine 60 0.11 2.16 $ 18.78 $ 39,070




Top paying states for Desktop Publishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 560 0.03 0.66 $ 31.44 $ 65,390
Maryland 320 0.13 2.51 $ 30.98 $ 64,440
Wisconsin 110 0.04 0.81 $ 28.68 $ 59,650
Colorado 130 0.05 0.96 $ 28.58 $ 59,440
Virginia 210 0.06 1.09 $ 27.29 $ 56,760





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Desktop Publishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 450 0.05 1.01 $ 23.96 $ 49,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 450 0.10 2.02 $ 18.44 $ 38,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 400 0.13 2.60 $ 34.88 $ 72,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 370 0.20 3.97 $ 24.29 $ 50,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 260 0.10 1.94 $ 27.57 $ 57,350
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 200 0.06 1.10 $ 24.82 $ 51,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 190 0.03 0.65 $ 33.01 $ 68,660
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 170 0.06 1.27 $ 23.58 $ 49,040
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 150 0.12 2.32 $ 32.09 $ 66,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 150 0.06 1.10 $ 20.90 $ 43,480




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Desktop Publishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 80 0.76 14.88 $ 12.93 $ 26,900
Lubbock, TX 30 0.24 4.66 $ 12.18 $ 25,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 370 0.20 3.97 $ 24.29 $ 50,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 400 0.13 2.60 $ 34.88 $ 72,550
Tulsa, OK 50 0.13 2.50 $ 21.15 $ 43,980
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 150 0.12 2.32 $ 32.09 $ 66,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 450 0.10 2.02 $ 18.44 $ 38,350
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 260 0.10 1.94 $ 27.57 $ 57,350
Oklahoma City, OK 60 0.09 1.78 $ 18.48 $ 38,430
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 0.08 1.59 $ 23.29 $ 48,450




Top paying metropolitan areas for Desktop Publishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.03 0.58 $ 36.12 $ 75,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 400 0.13 2.60 $ 34.88 $ 72,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 190 0.03 0.65 $ 33.01 $ 68,660
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 150 0.12 2.32 $ 32.09 $ 66,750
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 60 0.04 0.85 $ 31.15 $ 64,790
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 1.03 $ 31.06 $ 64,610
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 60 0.08 1.55 $ 29.31 $ 60,970
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $ 28.03 $ 58,310
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 260 0.10 1.94 $ 27.57 $ 57,350
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $ 26.73 $ 55,590


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021