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Compositor Salary

Median pay for Compositors in the United States is around $27.00 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 a little less than half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Compositors survey respondents are men (70 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,147 - $98,179
(Median)
$31K
$51K
$98K
MEDIAN: $50,925
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50%
90%

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$14.41 - $49.32
(Median)
$14
$27
$49
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
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
$31,147 - $98,179  
   
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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$31,093 - $103,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$20.86 - $80.74  
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.
)
$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).
)
$31,093 - $103,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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Experience Affects Compositor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 62%

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 46%
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