Layout Artist Salary

Layout Artists in the United States take home an average $17.76 per hour. Male Layout Artists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$25,342 - $64,961
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$42K
$65K
MEDIAN: $42,000
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$12.91 - $38.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,342 - $64,961  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$26,780 - $68,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $38.72  
   
Overtime
$22.47 - $56.46  
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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$26,780 - $68,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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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Many Layout Artists move into Graphic Artist & Designer roles. Graphic Artists & Designers seem to make a little less than Layout Artists as their salaries average out to $36K a year.

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Popular Skills for Layout Artist


Layout Artists report a focused set 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
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Layout Artist Salaries

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Late-Career
▼10%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Layout Artist Salaries

National Average
$42,000


Adobe Illustrator
▼21%

Adobe InDesign
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 17%
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