Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

43-9031 Desktop Publishers

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National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
15,960 3.1 % $18.77 $39,040 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.49 $13.14 $17.81 $22.90 $29.07
Annual Wage (2) $19,740 $27,340 $37,040 $47,630 $60,470


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 5,120 1.11 $17.25 $35,890
Printing and Related Support Activities 2,590 0.56 $19.41 $40,380
Employment Services 670 0.02 $17.98 $37,390
Management of Companies and Enterprises 610 0.03 $20.17 $41,950
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 440 0.04 $19.75 $41,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 5,120 1.11 $17.25 $35,890
Printing and Related Support Activities 2,590 0.56 $19.41 $40,380
Other Information Services 310 0.18 $17.61 $36,630
Specialized Design Services 190 0.17 $25.34 $52,720
Other Personal Services 320 0.13 $14.87 $30,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 60 0.01 $25.39 $52,820
Specialized Design Services 190 0.17 $25.34 $52,720
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $25.16 $52,340
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 130 0.03 $24.95 $51,900
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 (7) $24.87 $51,740


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,240 0.09 0.71 $21.93 $45,610
Florida 1,120 0.15 1.26 $15.55 $32,350
New York 1,050 0.12 1.01 $23.73 $49,350
Illinois 890 0.16 1.29 $20.37 $42,370
Texas 840 0.08 0.65 $16.42 $34,140




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 360 0.28 2.25 $16.54 $34,410
Missouri 590 0.23 1.86 $15.77 $32,800
Massachusetts 720 0.23 1.84 $21.96 $45,670
Colorado 510 0.23 1.87 $15.70 $32,650
Nebraska 200 0.21 1.75 $12.64 $26,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 150 0.09 0.74 $24.77 $51,510
New York 1,050 0.12 1.01 $23.73 $49,350
South Carolina 110 0.06 0.51 $23.09 $48,030
New Jersey 320 0.08 0.69 $22.91 $47,650
Maryland 430 0.17 1.39 $22.04 $45,840





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 630 0.12 1.00 $26.16 $54,410
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 600 0.16 1.34 $21.37 $44,450
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 430 0.25 2.04 $21.95 $45,660
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 380 0.21 1.70 $21.54 $44,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 380 0.16 1.31 $21.82 $45,380
St. Louis, MO-IL 370 0.29 2.34 $15.90 $33,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.09 0.76 $20.22 $42,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.18 1.48 $23.02 $47,870
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 280 0.74 6.02 $10.58 $22,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 280 0.12 1.00 $20.02 $41,640




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 280 0.74 6.02 $10.58 $22,000
Lincoln, NE 90 0.57 4.68 $11.88 $24,700
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 100 0.52 4.26 $18.21 $37,890
Ocala, FL 40 0.44 3.58 $15.13 $31,470
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 70 0.43 3.51 $23.37 $48,600
Johnson City, TN 30 0.40 3.25 $11.76 $24,460
Salem, OR 50 0.37 2.98 $22.73 $47,270
St. Cloud, MN 40 0.36 2.98 $18.68 $38,860
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 190 0.34 2.75 $21.06 $43,800
Wichita, KS 90 0.33 2.65 $17.83 $37,090




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.20 1.66 $28.19 $58,640
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 70 0.17 1.36 $26.34 $54,780
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 630 0.12 1.00 $26.16 $54,410
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 50 0.07 0.53 $25.85 $53,760
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.51 $25.03 $52,070
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 50 0.09 0.73 $24.84 $51,670
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.65 $51,260
Baltimore-Towson, MD 170 0.13 1.08 $23.86 $49,640
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.45 $23.69 $49,280
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 70 0.43 3.51 $23.37 $48,600

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.26 2.13 $13.02 $27,080
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 3.02 $15.39 $32,020
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 2.83 $17.54 $36,490
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 3.11 $17.59 $36,580
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 4.08 $13.29 $27,650

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 4.08 $13.29 $27,650
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 3.11 $17.59 $36,580
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 3.02 $15.39 $32,020
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 2.83 $17.54 $36,490
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.57 $17.15 $35,670

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 3.11 $17.59 $36,580
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 2.83 $17.54 $36,490
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.57 $17.15 $35,670
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 3.02 $15.39 $32,020
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.80 $14.72 $30,620


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013