Compositor Salary

An average Compositor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $25.50 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men account for the majority of Compositors who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. 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 the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The majority of Compositors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$28,000 - $108,000
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$58K
$110K
MEDIAN: $58,128
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$15.40 - $49.66
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MEDIAN: $25.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$28,000 - $108,000  
   
Bonus
$983  
Total Pay (?
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$31,592 - $117,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$15.40 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$14.00 - $75.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$983  
   
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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$31,592 - $117,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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

Pay by Experience for a Compositor has a positive trend. An entry-level Compositor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Compositor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Compositor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 14 salaries. A Compositor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,351

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Compositors, 31 percent higher than the national average. Compositors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+29 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, New York is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Compositor

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Compositor Salaries

Late-Career
▲75%

Experienced
▲58%

▲29%

National Average
$59,000

▼24%

Skills That Affect Compositor Salaries

Nuke
▲18%

National Average
$59,000

Adobe After Effects
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 29%
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