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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
7,600 13.6 % $ 24.49 $ 50,930 6.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Desktop Publishers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.35 $ 14.85 $ 22.55 $ 30.66 $ 38.28
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,770 $ 30,880 $ 46,910 $ 63,760 $ 79,630


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 2,690 1.08 $ 20.16 $ 41,930
Business Support Services 520 0.06 $ 17.03 $ 35,420
Other Information Services 390 0.11 $ 20.72 $ 43,100
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 300 0.02 $ 33.00 $ 68,630
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 270 0.07 $ 18.08 $ 37,610

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 2,690 1.08 $ 20.16 $ 41,930
Other Information Services 390 0.11 $ 20.72 $ 43,100
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 270 0.07 $ 18.08 $ 37,610
Printing and Related Support Activities 220 0.06 $ 22.62 $ 47,040
Business Support Services 520 0.06 $ 17.03 $ 35,420

Top paying industries for Desktop Publishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 30 0.01 $ 41.22 $ 85,730
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $ 33.80 $ 70,300
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 300 0.02 $ 33.00 $ 68,630
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $ 32.46 $ 67,510
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $ 32.37 $ 67,330


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.



Map of employment of desktop publishers by state, May 2021


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 1,400 0.11 2.13 $ 16.53 $ 34,370
New York 910 0.11 1.95 $ 32.59 $ 67,780
Georgia 470 0.11 1.97 $ 23.10 $ 48,060
California 420 0.03 0.47 $ 26.13 $ 54,360
Massachusetts 330 0.10 1.82 $ 31.71 $ 65,950


Map of location quotient of desktop publishers by state, May 2021


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)
West Virginia 320 0.49 9.10 $ 15.80 $ 32,850
Texas 1,400 0.11 2.13 $ 16.53 $ 34,370
Georgia 470 0.11 1.97 $ 23.10 $ 48,060
New York 910 0.11 1.95 $ 32.59 $ 67,780
Minnesota 270 0.10 1.86 $ 25.71 $ 53,480


Map of annual mean wages of desktop publishers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Desktop Publishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 30 0.05 0.87 $ 39.60 $ 82,360
Tennessee 230 0.08 1.45 $ 33.34 $ 69,340
New York 910 0.11 1.95 $ 32.59 $ 67,780
Massachusetts 330 0.10 1.82 $ 31.71 $ 65,950
Illinois 70 0.01 0.23 $ 30.21 $ 62,830



Map of employment of desktop publishers by area, May 2021


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 860 0.10 1.83 $ 34.08 $ 70,880
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 530 0.15 2.71 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 320 0.12 2.31 $ 24.96 $ 51,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.09 1.71 $ 33.10 $ 68,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.11 2.12 $ 26.39 $ 54,890
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.08 1.47 $ 31.92 $ 66,400
Austin-Round Rock, TX 180 0.17 3.17 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 140 0.02 0.44 $ 24.84 $ 51,660
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 100 0.04 0.73 $ 23.95 $ 49,820
Oklahoma City, OK 90 0.15 2.77 $ 26.30 $ 54,690


Map of location quotient of desktop publishers by area, May 2021


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)
Savannah, GA 30 0.18 3.37 $ 20.21 $ 42,040
Austin-Round Rock, TX 180 0.17 3.17 (8) (8)
Oklahoma City, OK 90 0.15 2.77 $ 26.30 $ 54,690
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 530 0.15 2.71 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 320 0.12 2.31 $ 24.96 $ 51,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.11 2.12 $ 26.39 $ 54,890
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 860 0.10 1.83 $ 34.08 $ 70,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.09 1.71 $ 33.10 $ 68,860
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 30 0.08 1.52 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.08 1.47 $ 31.92 $ 66,400


Map of annual mean wages of desktop publishers by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 860 0.10 1.83 $ 34.08 $ 70,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.09 1.71 $ 33.10 $ 68,860
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.08 1.47 $ 31.92 $ 66,400
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 50 0.01 0.23 $ 31.75 $ 66,040
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 31.37 $ 65,250
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 60 0.08 1.43 $ 30.25 $ 62,930
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 1.23 $ 29.73 $ 61,830
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 28.19 $ 58,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 50 0.02 0.43 $ 27.23 $ 56,630
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 40 0.03 0.58 $ 27.19 $ 56,560


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022