Salary for Desktop Publishers

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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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 usually receives a compensation in a range of $24,530 to $81,240 depending on seniority levels. usually receive a pay level of fifty thousand six hundred dollars on an annual basis.

can get the highest pay in California, where they can earn an average salary rate of close to about $65,390. These professionals receive the best pay in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they get pay of $56,640.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 48.67 percent nationwide in that time.


Desktop Publishers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Finance and Insurance
Wholesale Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Retail Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Public Administration