How much does a Desktop Publishing Operator III make in the United States? The average Desktop Publishing Operator III salary in the United States is $67,708 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $58,436 and $78,637. 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 III Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Desktop Publishing Operator III Salary $49,995 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Desktop Publishing Operator III Salary $58,436 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Desktop Publishing Operator III Salary $67,708 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Desktop Publishing Operator III Salary $78,637 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Desktop Publishing Operator III Salary $88,588 US January 26, 2024
25% $58,436 10% $49,995 90% $88,588 75% $78,637 $67,708 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Adobe Photoshop 0.01%
Others 99.96%

Job Description for Desktop Publishing Operator III

Desktop Publishing Operator III 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 III selects, imports, and edits graphic images used to enhance the impact of the materials. May require an associate degree. Additionally, Desktop Publishing Operator III typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Desktop Publishing Operator III works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. To be a Desktop Publishing Operator III typically requires 3-5 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Desktop Publishing Operator III

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

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

Additionally, the second career path typically progresses to Package Design Manager.

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Desktop Publishing Operator III salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Desktop Publishing Operator III, the highest Desktop Publishing Operator III salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Desktop Publishing Operator III salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Desktop Publishing Operator III salary is in Miami, FL, where the Desktop Publishing Operator III salary is 2.9% 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
-2.9%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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