Median pay for Compositors in the United States is around $25.07 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 slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. For the most part, Compositors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,383 - $106,523
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$58K
$110K
MEDIAN: $58,128
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90%

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$15.44 - $49.66
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MEDIAN: $25.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$28,383 - $106,523  
   
Bonus
$1,174  
Total Pay (?
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$31,727 - $117,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$15.44 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$14.09 - $77.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,174  
   
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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$31,727 - $117,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Job Description for Compositor

  • Composite shots, working with a team or independently, that adhere to project specifications.
  • Submit shots for review and implement feedback.
  • Work with supervisors to develop and evaluate creative and technical approaches for shots.

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Pay by Experience Level for Compositor

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


Compositors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $73K. Compositors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $95K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $104K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Key Stats for Compositor

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Compositor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 82%

Experienced
up arrow 66%

Mid-Career
up arrow 29%

National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Compositor Salaries

Nuke
up arrow 14%

National Average
$57,000

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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