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Compositor Salary

Compositors in the United States can expect wages of $26.68 per hour on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although slightly less than half lack health benefits of any kind, a little more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Most Compositors survey respondents are men (70 percent). Most Compositors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$31,057 - $98,398
(Median)
$31K
$51K
$98K
MEDIAN: $50,634
10%
50%
90%

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$12.72 - $49.83
(Median)
$13
$27
$50
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$31,057 - $98,398  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$30,566 - $103,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $49.83  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $81.95  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
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).
)
$30,566 - $103,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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Experience Affects Compositor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 65%

Mid-Career
up arrow 31%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

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
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 47%