Layout Artist Salary

For Layout Artists, hourly average wages total $17.67 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Women Layout Artists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction for Layout Artists is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,532 - $64,810
$26K
$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $40,976
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50%
90%

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$12.53 - $31.94
$13
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $17.67
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,532 - $64,810  
   
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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$26,335 - $67,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.53 - $31.94  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$26,335 - $67,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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


Job skills reported by Layout Artists are limited. Those who have experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, 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 Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop. For most people, competency in Adobe InDesign indicates knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

Pay by Experience Level for Layout Artist

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $34K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Layout Artists make a median salary of $45K. Layout Artists who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $38K.

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Key Stats for Layout Artist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Layout Artist Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$40,000

Late-Career
▼6%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Layout Artist Salaries

National Average
$40,000


Adobe Illustrator
▼17%

Adobe InDesign
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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