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Average Desktop Publishing Operator’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Desktop Publishing Operators.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1423.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: desktop publishing (DTP) operator, typesetter and typographer.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $30.17 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Quebec at $18.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $55,000.
Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will continue to be larger than job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Decreasing employment growth means that retirements will be the main source of job openings in this occupation.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Desktop Publishing Operators in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||17.00||30.17||33.15||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||21.58||24.00||31.73||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||14.42||31.43||51.88||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||–||–||–||–|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||–||–||–||–|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||–||–||–||–|
|Toronto – Ontario||11.25||20.19||31.50||2014|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1)||11.25||20.19||31.50||2014|
|Ottawa – Ontario(1)||11.25||20.19||31.50||2014|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario(1)||11.25||20.19||31.50||2014|
|Prince Edward Island||–||–||–||–|
|Montreal – Quebec(1)||12.21||18.00||28.96||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||–||–||–||–|
There are over 35,000 data entry clerks and desktop publishing operators working in Canada.
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for office support occupations, which includes desktop publishing operators and related occupations, is $22.13. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $805, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $42,000.
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