Salary for Desktop Publishers

Also known as:  Desktop Publisher, Desktop Publishing Specialist, DTP Operator, Electronic Console Display Operator, Electronic Imager, Electronic Pagination System Operator, Electronic Publisher, Electronic Publishing Specialist

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Data Entry Keyers input information into a computer. This information is stored and used for research purposed. Information used to key is often obtained from checks, licenses and other documentations. Accuracy is important in the job. It is also essential that a keyer be able to input the information as quickly as possible. Along with using a computer and a keying machine it may be necessary for data entry keyers to use other equipment, such as a printer. A high school diploma is required and additional training is provided at the place of employment.

A Desktop Publisher can expect salaries of somewhere between 24000 to 36000 based on experience. Desktop Publishers will most likely receive average salaries of Thirty Nine Thousand One Hundred dollars yearly.

Desktop Publishers are paid the highest in Massachusetts, where they can earn compensation, on average, of near $47470. People holding this job title are compensated the highest in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, which has salary pay of $44390.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.51 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Desktop Publishers tend to make the most in the following industries
Health Care and Social Assistance $44,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $42,960
Management of Companies and Enterprises $42,460
Manufacturing $42,340
Finance and Insurance $42,040
Construction $39,670
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $34,720
Retail Trade $34,860
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $35,650
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $36,390
Wholesale Trade $36,680
Information $37,470
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