Median pay for Compositors in the United States is around $25.07 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. For the most part, Compositors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$28,383 - $106,523|
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|$31,727 - $117,465|
|Hourly Rate||$15.44 - $49.66|
|Overtime||$14.09 - $77.87|
|Total Pay (||$31,727 - $117,465|
Job Description for Compositor
- Composite shots, working with a team or independently, that adhere to project specifications.
- Submit shots for review and implement feedback.
- Work with supervisors to develop and evaluate creative and technical approaches for shots.
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Pay by Experience Level for Compositor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Compositors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $73K. Compositors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $95K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $104K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.
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