|Quick Facts: Desktop Publishers
$47,910 per year
$23.04 per hour
|Short-term on-the-job training
Desktop publishers use computer software to design page layouts for items that are printed or published online.
Many desktop publishers work full time, and they may need to work additional hours to meet publication deadlines.
Desktop publishers typically need an associate’s degree. They also receive short-term on-the-job training lasting about 1 month.
The median annual wage for desktop publishers was $47,910 in May 2022.
Employment of desktop publishers is projected to decline 13 percent from 2022 to 2032.
Despite declining employment, about 700 openings for desktop publishers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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