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Layout Artist Salary

Layout Artists in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $48K annually. Pay ranges from $25K on the low end to $80K per year on the high end. Some workers in this field — close to one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Men working as Layout Artists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,590 - $89,087
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$89K
MEDIAN: $48,186
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90%

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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
$29,590 - $89,087  
   
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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$24,599 - $80,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $36.44  
   
Overtime
$7.64 - $59.18  
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).
)
$24,599 - $80,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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Layout Artists who transition into an upper level Graphic Artist & Designer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Graphic Artist & Designer makes $36K a year.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Layout Artists who took the survey. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

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Experience Affects Layout Artist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Layout Artist Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 7%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 26%