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 $54,015 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $46,936 and $61,262. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Desktop Publishing Operator I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Desktop Publishing Operator I Salary $40,490 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Desktop Publishing Operator I Salary $46,936 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Desktop Publishing Operator I Salary $54,015 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Desktop Publishing Operator I Salary $61,262 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Desktop Publishing Operator I Salary $67,860 US June 27, 2024
25% $46,936 10% $40,490 90% $67,860 75% $61,262 $54,015 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Desktop Publishing Operator I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Presentation: Presentation conveys information from a speaker to an audience. Presentations are typically demonstrations, introduction, lecture, or speech meant to inform, persuade, inspire, motivate, build goodwill, or present a new idea/product.

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Adobe InDesign: Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing and page layout designing software application produced by Adobe Inc. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks.

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Microsoft Word: Microsoft Word or MS Word is a popular word-processing program used mainly for creating documents, such as brochures, letters, learning activities, quizzes, tests, and students' homework assignments

Presentation 3.1%
Adobe InDesign 3.1%
Microsoft Word 1.74%
Others 92.06%
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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 works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Desktop Publishing Operator I

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For Desktop Publishing Operator I, the first career path typically starts with a Graphic Design Supervisor position, and then Graphic Design Manager.

The second career path typically progresses to Package Design Manager.

Additionally, the third career path typically starts with a Desktop Publishing Operator II position, and then progresses to Desktop Publishing Operator III.

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Desktop Publishing Operator I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Desktop Publishing Operator I, the highest Desktop Publishing Operator I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Desktop Publishing Operator I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Desktop Publishing Operator I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Desktop Publishing Operator I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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

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