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Compositor Salary (United States)

For Compositors, hourly average wages total $26.06 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Compositors who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, a little more than half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Compositor Salary (?
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$30,939 - $99,157
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,051
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Compositor Salary (?
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$12.00 - $49.32
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,939 - $99,157  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
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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$30,446 - $102,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $73.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
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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$30,446 - $102,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$57,000
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For Compositors, New York provides a pay rate that is 62 percent greater than the national average. Compositors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+30 percent).
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Experience Affects Compositor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 47%
Mid-Career
up arrow 39%
National Average
$57,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 45%