Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
13,090 4.3 % $21.34 $44,380 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.17 $15.35 $19.76 $26.57 $33.79
Annual Wage (2) $23,230 $31,920 $41,090 $55,280 $70,290


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 4,560 1.20 $19.31 $40,160
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,390 0.31 $20.65 $42,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises 420 0.02 $22.70 $47,220
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 390 0.03 $24.23 $50,390
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 370 0.08 $22.39 $46,580

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 4,560 1.20 $19.31 $40,160
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,390 0.31 $20.65 $42,950
Specialized Design Services 310 0.23 $24.46 $50,870
Other Information Services 310 0.12 $25.28 $52,590
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 370 0.08 $22.39 $46,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 40 0.01 $34.75 $72,290
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $30.92 $64,310
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $30.36 $63,150
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 160 0.01 $29.48 $61,310
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 160 0.04 $29.06 $60,440


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)
California 1,670 0.10 1.12 $23.77 $49,430
Texas 1,140 0.10 1.04 $19.12 $39,770
Illinois 1,030 0.18 1.88 $19.70 $40,970
Pennsylvania 1,030 0.18 1.92 $17.62 $36,640
New York 770 0.08 0.91 $26.94 $56,030




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)
Maine 150 0.24 2.62 $15.66 $32,570
Maryland 490 0.19 2.01 $26.69 $55,520
Kansas 250 0.19 1.99 $15.89 $33,050
Pennsylvania 1,030 0.18 1.92 $17.62 $36,640
Illinois 1,030 0.18 1.88 $19.70 $40,970




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 70 0.11 1.13 $30.87 $64,220
Massachusetts 490 0.14 1.50 $27.22 $56,610
New York 770 0.08 0.91 $26.94 $56,030
Maryland 490 0.19 2.01 $26.69 $55,520
Washington 240 0.08 0.82 $25.51 $53,070





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.11 1.20 $28.71 $59,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.20 2.12 $20.41 $42,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.15 1.61 $24.55 $51,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 370 0.15 1.65 $21.93 $45,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 290 0.15 1.65 $22.91 $47,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 270 0.11 1.15 $25.98 $54,040
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 270 0.27 2.87 $17.21 $35,800
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 270 0.09 0.97 $20.49 $42,610
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 250 0.14 1.51 $28.37 $59,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 220 0.09 0.96 $27.41 $57,010




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 160 0.80 8.61 $15.22 $31,660
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 60 0.67 7.21 $18.55 $38,580
Lancaster, PA 130 0.56 6.06 $16.70 $34,730
Portland-South Portland, ME 90 0.43 4.64 $15.25 $31,710
St. Cloud, MN 40 0.42 4.47 $19.88 $41,340
Salem, OR 70 0.41 4.36 $22.97 $47,780
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 80 0.32 3.42 $18.17 $37,780
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 270 0.27 2.87 $17.21 $35,800
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 70 0.22 2.35 $17.61 $36,630
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.20 2.12 $20.41 $42,450




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 80 0.07 0.79 $29.73 $61,840
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.17 1.83 $29.58 $61,520
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.21 $60,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.11 1.23 $28.79 $59,880
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.11 1.20 $28.71 $59,710
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.29 $28.57 $59,420
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 250 0.14 1.51 $28.37 $59,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 220 0.09 0.96 $27.41 $57,010
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 100 0.07 0.79 $26.73 $55,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 270 0.11 1.15 $25.98 $54,040

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.68 $21.86 $45,480

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 Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.68 $21.86 $45,480

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.68 $21.86 $45,480
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $17.43 $36,250
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.19 $35,750
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.98 $35,320
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.75 $28,590


About May 2016 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.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017