ABBOTT LABORATORIES Desktop Publishing Specialist Salary in the United States

How much does a Desktop Publishing Specialist make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Desktop Publishing Specialist at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $44,667 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $40,129 and $49,205. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a Desktop Publishing Specialist do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Working under direct supervision, produces printed and on-line product labeling using a variety of common desktop publishing software programs. Provides production-artist support for translation projects. Maintains departmental project files in compliance with requirements.


  • Collaborates with technical publications personnel in developing, implementing, and revising document design templates. 

  • Produces artwork and output for printed materials using various computer-based desktop publishing programs in compliance with requirements. 

  • Converts electronic files from DTP applications to PDF and/or HTML.

  • Page-proofs English and translated manuals to ensure that the formatting is correct and that the content of translations matches the source document.

  • Scans, converts, and edits vector and bitmap images using standard graphic and image-editing applications. 

  • Maintains electronic and hard-copy files of projects generated within the department in compliance with GMP requirements.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.  Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned. Works with standard office equipment such as telephone, cellular phone, fax/copier, and a personal computer with standard office software.    



  • High school diploma or other specialized training/equivalent related experience.

  • Typically, a minimum of 1-2 years of demonstrated experience in multi-platform computer publishing, the ability to quickly learn new application software, expert competence in English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

  • Must possess advanced personal computer skills, including thorough experience with Microsoft Office (together with Excel and Word), FrameMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, or equivalent applications.


  • Expert keyboard and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work with minimal supervision, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Possesses a broad working knowledge of company products and the FDA and international requirements for manual publication.

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives, and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness, and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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