Compositor Salary

Pay for Compositors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $27.02 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Compositors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. For the most part, Compositors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$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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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Compositors. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $74K. Compositors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $96K. Compositors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $104K.

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Experience Affects Compositor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 76%

Experienced
up arrow 62%

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

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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