Desktop Publishers

risk level
Based on 23 votes
-13.7 %
by year 2032
or $24.66 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

56% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

54% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 56% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Desktop Publishers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Desktop Publishers' job openings is expected to decline 13.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Desktop Publishers' was $51,290, or $24 per hour

'Desktop Publishers' were paid 6.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 5,220 people employed as 'Desktop Publishers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 29 thousand people are employed as 'Desktop Publishers'.

Job description

Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.

SOC Code: 43-9031.00


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Feb 27, 2024 at 05:29 PM

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