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Desktop Publishing Specialists


According to the U.S. Department of Labor, median annual earnings of desktop publishers were $42,910 in May 2018. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $22,770, and the highest paid 10 percent earned $75,120 or more. Wage rates vary depending on experience, training, region, and size of the company. Freelancers can earn from $15 to $100 an hour. Benefits for salaried desktop publishing specialists include health and life insurance, paid sick and vacation days, and a pension plan. 

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