Average Base Pay
24.75% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Desktop Publishers role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $30,400. A Desktop Publishers candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $44,490. A person in a mid-career Desktop Publishers role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $51,470 a year. Desktop Publishers with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $59,630. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Desktop Publishers role’s annual salary averages $65,570 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Desktop Publishers position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $51,470 higher than the national average for Desktop Publishers positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Desktop Publishers roles that can advance both internally and with another company.