Compositor Salary

Median pay for Compositors in the United States is around $27.02 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — roughly two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Compositors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,736 - $106,376
(Median)
$31K
$57K
$110K
MEDIAN: $56,680
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$14.69 - $49.32
(Median)
$15
$27
$49
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,736 - $106,376  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
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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$31,275 - $106,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.69 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$18.76 - $76.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
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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$31,275 - $106,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Pay by Experience Level for Compositor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $50K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $74K. Compositors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $96K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $104K.

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Experience Affects Compositor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 76%

Experienced
up arrow 62%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$59,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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