Compositors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $24.65 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Compositors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. The vast majority of Compositors (89 percent) survey respondents are men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,585 - $105,701
(Median)
$29K
$59K
$110K
MEDIAN: $58,745
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90%

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$15.41 - $48.72
(Median)
$15
$25
$49
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$28,585 - $105,701  
   
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 - $115,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$15.41 - $48.72  
   
Overtime
$18.87 - $78.53  
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 - $115,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Job Description for Compositor

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Compositor

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


For many Compositors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $45K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $74K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Compositors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $95K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $104K.

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Experience Affects Compositor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 80%

Experienced
up arrow 64%

Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

National Average
$58,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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