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Desktop Publishers

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $24.19
Statewide median: $24.25


This career pays below the statewide median wage.

Wages for Desktop Publishers *

Area Low Median High
$16.74 $23.80 $33.77
$22.47 $24.19 $29.29
Central Minnesota
$21.71 $24.07 $24.10
Northwest Minnesota
$15.62 $24.37 $24.78
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$23.80 $24.19 $30.97

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 330 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Desktop Publishers most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.


Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 380 new Desktop Publishers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Desktop Publishers
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 8,200 7,200 -1,000 -12.3%
Minnesota 450 375 -75 -16.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 379 311 -68 -17.9%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.