Desktop publishing operators and related occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1423  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Desktop publishing operators use computers to enter copy into a typesetting system or operate typesetting output equipment to produce text that is ready to print. They are employed by firms that specialize in typesetting, commercial printing companies, publishing and printing companies and various establishments in the public and private sectors that have in-house printing departments.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Ad Compositor - Typesetting
  • Braille Block Maker
  • Braille Computer Translations Specialist
  • Braille Data Entry Clerk
  • Braille Keyboard Operator
  • Braille Keyboard Operator - Typesetting
  • Braille Process Engraver
  • Braille Stereograph Machine Operator
  • Braille Transcription Technician
  • Braillewriter Operator
  • Cold-composition Typographer
  • Cold-typesetting Typographer
  • Composing Machine Operator - Typesetting
  • Compositor - Typesetting
  • Compositor-typographer
  • Computer Photocompositor
  • Computer Phototypesetter
  • Computer Typesetter
  • Computer-aided Page Maker-up
  • Copy Cutter
  • Copy Marker - Typesetting
  • Copy Stylist - Typesetting
  • Copy Typist - Typesetting
  • Desktop Compositor
  • Desktop Publishing (DTP) Operator
  • Desktop Publishing (DTP) Specialist
  • DTP (desktop Publishing) Operator
  • DTP (desktop Publishing) Specialist
  • Electronic Formatter
  • Electronic Letterer Operator
  • Electronic Photocomposer Operator
  • Electronic Phototypesetting Machine Operator
  • Electronic Sign Maker Operator - Typesetting
  • Formatter Operator - Typesetting
  • Imposition Planner
  • Impositor
  • Input Compositor - Typesetting
  • Input Operator - Typesetting
  • Intertype Machine Operator
  • Intertype Operator
  • Job Compositor - Typesetting
  • Keyboard Operator - Typesetting
  • Linotype Composing Machine Operator
  • Ludlow Machine Operator
  • Ludlow Typesetting Machine Operator
  • Machine Compositor - Typesetting
  • Machine Typecaster
  • Manual Compositor
  • Markup Person
  • Markup Person - Typesetting
  • Monotype Casting Machine Operator
  • Monotype Hot Metal Typesetter Keyboard Operator
  • Monotype Keyboard Operator
  • Newspaper Page Assembler
  • Output Compositor - Typesetting
  • Output Operator - Typesetting
  • Page Compositor
  • Page Maker-up
  • Photocomposer Operator
  • Photocomposing Machine Keyboard Operator
  • Photocomposing Machine Operator
  • Photocomposing Machine Tender
  • Photocomposing-perforating Machine Operator
  • Photocomposition Typesetter
  • Photocompositor
  • Photomechanical Composition Typographer
  • Phototypesetter
  • Phototypesetter Operator
  • Phototypesetter Terminal Operator
  • Phototypesetting Machine Operator
  • Preproduction Operator
  • Processing And Output Compositor
  • Scanner Operator - Desktop Publishing
  • Scanning Machine Operator - Desktop Publishing
  • Terminal Operator
  • Type Compositor
  • Typecasting Machine Operator
  • Typesetter - Typesetting
  • Typesetting Machine Operator
  • Typesetting Machine Tender
  • Typographer
  • Typographer Apprentice
  • VariTyper Operator
  • Videotext Operator
  • Braille Keyboard Operator
  • Compositor - Typesetting
  • Computer Typesetter
  • Copy Marker - Typesetting
  • Desktop Compositor
  • Desktop Publishing (DTP) Operator
  • Input Operator - Typesetting
  • Markup Person
  • Output Operator - Typesetting
  • Photocomposition Typesetter
  • Phototypesetter Operator
  • Typographer
  • Terminal Operator

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for desktop publishing operators and related occupations.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $61,609
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for desktop publishing operators and related occupations.

Gender Median Income
Male $61,609
Female $0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for desktop publishing operators and related occupations

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 0
25 to 34 years 0
35 to 44 years 25
45 to 54 years 20
55 to 64 years 25
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for desktop publishing operators and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 15
Part Time 40
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for desktop publishing operators and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 35
Female 25
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for desktop publishing operators and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 60
Self Employed 10
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for desktop publishing operators and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 55
Unemployed 10
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for desktop publishing operators and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 25
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 10
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 25
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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