Desktop publishers are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, desktop publishers rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 47% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy desktop publishers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Front-End developer
Content manager
Network administrator
IT security consultant
Distance learning coordinator
Desktop publisher
Online merchant
Audio and video equipment technician
Search marketing strategist
IT manager

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are desktop publishers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do desktop publishers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as desktop publishers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are desktop publisher’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are desktop publishers making the best use of their abilities?

Are desktop publishers happy with their salary?