Compositor Salary

Pay for Compositors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $25.64 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a half lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Compositors who answered the questionnnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$32,215 - $98,313
(Median)
$32K
$51K
$98K
MEDIAN: $51,051
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90%

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$12.91 - $48.72
(Median)
$13
$26
$49
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,215 - $98,313  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,920 - $101,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $48.72  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $76.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$30,920 - $101,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Experience Affects Compositor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 66%

Mid-Career
up arrow 29%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 46%