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Layout Artist Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Layout Artists in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $48K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $25K to $80K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a fourth lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Most Layout Artists report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Layout Artists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,799 - $88,769
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$89K
MEDIAN: $47,763
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$11.33 - $36.44
(Median)
$11
$16
$36
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$29,799 - $88,769  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,056  
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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$24,674 - $79,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $36.44  
   
Overtime
$7.57 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,056  
   
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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$24,674 - $79,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Job Description for Layout Artist

Layout artists deal with the visual aspect of publications. They make decisions about how to arrange images and text to create a look that will appeal to a publication's audience. The types of publications layout artists work with might include articles, posters, newspapers or ad copy.

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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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Many Layout Artists move into a Graphic Artist & Designer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Graphic Artists & Designers on average bring in a similar salary to Layout Artists.

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Survey results show that Layout Artists typically report just a few professional skills. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

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Experience Affects Layout Artist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Layout Artist Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 26%
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