Desktop Publishers

2.8/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
56%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-13.7%
by 2031
WAGES
$46,910
or $22.55 hourly
VOLUME
7,600
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 56% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Desktop Publishers' job openings is expected to decline by -13.7% by 2031
'Desktop Publishers' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Desktop Publishers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Desktop Publishers' was $46,910, or $22.55 hourly
'Desktop Publishers' are paid 2.5% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as desktop publishers?

As of 2021 there were 7,600 people employed as Desktop Publishers within the United States.
This represents around 0.005% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 18 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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