Layout Artist Salary

For Layout Artists, hourly average wages total $17.92 per hour. For the most part, Layout Artists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Layout Artists (65 percent) who took the survey are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$25,342 - $68,375
$25K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,987
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50%
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$13.00 - $38.46
$13
$18
$38
MEDIAN: $17.92
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$0$72K
Salary $25,342 - $68,375
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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$26,901 - $72,692
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $13.00 - $38.46
Overtime $22.93 - $51.34
Annual Data $0$72K
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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$26,901 - $72,692
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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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 move into a Graphic Artist & Designer role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Graphic Artists & Designers earn $36K.

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Popular Skills for Layout Artist


Layout Artists note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing Adobe InDesign as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Adobe InDesign indicates knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

Pay by Experience Level for Layout Artist

Pay by Experience for a Layout Artist has a positive trend. An entry-level Layout Artist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Layout Artist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Layout Artist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 12 salaries. A Layout Artist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Layout Artist

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Layout Artist Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Experienced
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼10%

Late-Career
▼16%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Layout Artist Salaries

National Average
$45,000


Adobe Illustrator
▼26%

Adobe InDesign
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%
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