The average Layout Artist in the United States earns approximately $17.42 per hour. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Layout Artists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,760 - $64,658
$26K
$42K
$65K
MEDIAN: $42,000
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$11.92 - $31.21
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$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,760 - $64,658  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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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$25,619 - $66,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $31.21  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $56.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$25,619 - $66,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Layout Artist

A layout artist is a graphic design artist who pays attention to how images and text are displayed, such as in a magazine or catalog or on a website. Some layout artists are focused in the animation industry, where animation software is used to lay out scenes and stories. Strong aesthetic skills are needed, in order to produce artwork that is attractive to a general audience.

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Layout Artist Tasks

  • Execute drafts and final layouts according to pitches and specifications.
  • Participate in status meetings and communicate needs.
  • Implement layouts across platforms and sources.
  • Work with team members to update, retouch, alter, and edit layouts.

Common Career Paths for Layout Artist


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Layout Artists who take on a higher-level position such as Graphic Artist & Designer may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Graphic Artists & Designers on average bring home $36K.

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Popular Skills for Layout Artist


Layout Artists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. The majority of those who know Adobe InDesign also know Adobe Illustrator.

Pay by Experience Level for Layout Artist

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $34K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $41K. For Layout Artists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $40K.

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Key Stats for Layout Artist

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Layout Artist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Layout Artist Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 17%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 17%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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