How much does a Desktop Publishing Operator I make in the United States? The average Desktop Publishing Operator I salary in the United States is $51,682 as of April 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $45,231 and $58,211. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Desktop Publishing Operator I

Desktop Publishing Operator I utilizes desktop publishing tools, equipment, and software packages to create and produce a variety of high quality communication materials that incorporate text and graphic images. Designs page layouts, charts, graphs, and computer graphics. Being a Desktop Publishing Operator I selects, imports, and edits graphic images used to enhance the impact of the materials. May require an associate degree. Additionally, Desktop Publishing Operator I typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Desktop Publishing Operator I gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Desktop Publishing Operator I typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 View full job description

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Skills associated with Desktop Publishing Operator I: Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing Tools, Image Editing, Desktop Publishing

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