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.
|Salary||$25,532 - $64,810|
|Total Pay (||$26,335 - $67,244|
|Hourly Rate||$12.53 - $31.94|
|Total Pay (||$26,335 - $67,244|
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.Read More...
It is important to have strong computer skills and the ability to use 3D graphic design software. The ability to create storyboards and drawings by hand is also needed. It is important to be able to combine colors in an attractive manner and to be able to have just the right balance of space, text, and pictures. The layout should make the information easy to comprehend yet attractive to look at. Some layout artists will be responsible not only for the layout of things, but will also be tasked with coming up with the actual artwork to be used.
An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in graphic design is usually necessary. A layout artist will often collaborate with team members to produce a work of art. However, much of the work is done independently, so it is important to be able to adhere to time constraints and to work at a steady pace. The work is often done in an office environment, though the layout artist may work from home on a freelance basis. When working in the animation field, a degree in film or animation may be needed.
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.
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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