Layout Artists in the United States take home an average $16.95 per hour. Although just under a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,209 - $64,502
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$26K
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$65K
MEDIAN: $39,997
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$11.23 - $30.34
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,209 - $64,502  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $3,041  
Total Pay (?
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$24,806 - $65,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $30.34  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $56.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$201.34 - $3,041  
   
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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$24,806 - $65,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Layout Artist


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For Layout Artists, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Layout Artists earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Graphic Artist & Designer.

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Popular Skills for Layout Artist


Typical Layout Artists report a focused set of job skills. 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 $33K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $40K. Layout Artists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Layout Artist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
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National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Layout Artist Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 13%

Adobe Illustrator
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Adobe InDesign
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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
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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