Compositor Salary

Compositors in the United States can expect wages of $26.33 per hour on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and just over two-fifths have dental, as well. For the most part, Compositors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,410 - $97,143
(Median)
$30K
$50K
$97K
MEDIAN: $49,862
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50%
90%

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$14.29 - $48.48
(Median)
$14
$26
$48
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,410 - $97,143  
   
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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$30,817 - $102,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$20.64 - $75.00  
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$50K$100K$150K
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).
)
$30,817 - $102,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Experience Affects Compositor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 68%

Mid-Career
up arrow 30%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

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
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 44%
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