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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

43-9031 Desktop Publishers

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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)
8,740 5.0 % $23.43 $48,740 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.47 $15.90 $21.82 $29.19 $37.59
Annual Wage (2) $23,850 $33,060 $45,390 $60,720 $78,190


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 2,890 0.95 $21.56 $44,850
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,050 0.25 $24.45 $50,860
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 320 0.02 $19.93 $41,450
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 280 0.06 $24.46 $50,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 240 0.01 $25.87 $53,810

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 2,890 0.95 $21.56 $44,850
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,050 0.25 $24.45 $50,860
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 280 0.06 $24.46 $50,870
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 30 0.05 $27.29 $56,770
Other Information Services 170 0.05 $23.89 $49,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $32.65 $67,910
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 180 0.04 $30.88 $64,230
Business Support Services 150 0.02 $29.83 $62,040
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $29.81 $62,010
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 40 (7) $29.13 $60,580


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 880 0.07 1.19 $22.43 $46,650
New York 690 0.07 1.23 $25.10 $52,210
California 690 0.04 0.67 $29.21 $60,750
Illinois 600 0.10 1.67 $19.63 $40,820
Pennsylvania 530 0.09 1.50 $21.52 $44,750




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)
District of Columbia 160 0.21 3.60 (8) (8)
Oregon 260 0.14 2.28 $22.21 $46,190
Minnesota 410 0.14 2.38 $23.00 $47,830
Maine 80 0.13 2.12 $18.22 $37,900
Maryland 320 0.12 2.01 $29.55 $61,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 320 0.12 2.01 $29.55 $61,450
California 690 0.04 0.67 $29.21 $60,750
Massachusetts 330 0.09 1.55 $28.81 $59,920
Connecticut 40 0.02 0.42 $27.14 $56,460
Colorado 130 0.05 0.81 $26.91 $55,970





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 780 0.08 1.36 $24.98 $51,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 480 0.10 1.71 $18.88 $39,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 400 0.12 2.09 $35.11 $73,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.18 3.04 $23.14 $48,140
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 290 0.08 1.34 $24.43 $50,810
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 260 0.09 1.56 $30.13 $62,660
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 250 0.09 1.48 $24.62 $51,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 230 0.04 0.63 $30.04 $62,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 190 0.07 1.16 $23.11 $48,070
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 160 0.11 1.92 $29.13 $60,580




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)
Lafayette, LA 120 0.58 9.76 $10.49 $21,820
Salem, OR 60 0.36 6.09 $24.64 $51,260
Lubbock, TX 30 0.22 3.70 $11.95 $24,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.18 3.04 $23.14 $48,140
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 70 0.18 3.01 $20.72 $43,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 400 0.12 2.09 $35.11 $73,020
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.12 2.02 $23.49 $48,860
Oklahoma City, OK 70 0.12 1.99 $18.79 $39,090
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 160 0.11 1.92 $29.13 $60,580
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.10 1.70 $28.13 $58,500




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 400 0.12 2.09 $35.11 $73,020
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.03 0.56 $32.44 $67,470
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 60 0.04 0.72 $31.47 $65,450
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $30.91 $64,290
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 80 0.03 0.54 $30.55 $63,550
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 260 0.09 1.56 $30.13 $62,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 230 0.04 0.63 $30.04 $62,490
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 1.11 $29.85 $62,090
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 160 0.11 1.92 $29.13 $60,580
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.10 1.70 $28.13 $58,500


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020