Skip to main content

Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

43-9031 Desktop Publishers



Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 21022$28.28/hr$24.15/hr$24.30/hr$27.03/hr$31.19/hr$38.98/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing40$31.19/hr
Information170$24.33/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services50$30.77/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/A$24.74/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 210$27.03/hr-17.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 210$27.03/hrN/A
Minnesota 270$24.89/hr-16.7%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Special Effects Artists and Animators 180$31.78/hr7.2%
Prepress Technicians and Workers 1,020$24.39/hr-16.4%
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists 2,330$31.59/hr5.5%


  • Create special effects such as vignettes, mosaics, and image combining, and add elements such as sound and animation to electronic publications.
  • Operate desktop publishing software and equipment to design, lay out, and produce camera-ready copy.
  • Position text and art elements from a variety of databases in a visually appealing way to design print or web pages, using knowledge of type styles and size and layout patterns.
  • View monitors for visual representation of work in progress and for instructions and feedback throughout process, making modifications as necessary.
  • Enter text into computer keyboard and select the size and style of type, column width, and appropriate spacing for printed materials.
  • Load floppy disks or tapes containing information into system.
  • Convert various types of files for printing or for the Internet, using computer software.
  • Check preliminary and final proofs for errors and make necessary corrections.
  • Store copies of publications on paper, magnetic tape, film or diskette.
  • Import text and art elements, such as electronic clip art or electronic files from photographs that have been scanned or produced with a digital camera, using computer software.