Desktop Publishing Operators Salary Canada

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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 Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia at $37.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Ontario at $20.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $60,000.

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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 15.00 23.75 35.22 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 25.38 31.49 37.02 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.75 37.00 56.59 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba(3) 14.00 26.00 32.69 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 14.00 26.00 32.69 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 14.00 26.00 32.69 2018
Toronto – Ontario 15.00 21.80 34.09 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 14.50 20.00 31.47 2018
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 14.50 20.00 31.47 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario(1) 14.50 20.00 31.47 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 14.00 26.00 32.69 2018
Montreal – Quebec 13.00 20.42 28.85 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3) 14.00 26.00 32.69 2018

Methodology

Examples of occupations and duties include the following:
›› Desktop publishing operators operate desktop publishing software
›› Typesetting input operators input copy, codes or commands into typesetting devices
›› Typesetting output operators use typesetting output devices
Number in employment

There are over 30,000 data entry clerks and desktop publishing operators working in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for office support occupations, which includes desktop publishing operators and related occupations,is $24.50. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $884, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $46,000.

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