Layout Artist Salary

Pay for Layout Artists in the United States is very modest at just $49K per year. Earnings generally vary between $25K and $77K per year. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Layout Artists making up 51 percent of survey respondents. While roughly one in four report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,954 - $90,000
(Median)
$29K
$49K
$90K
MEDIAN: $48,627
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50%
90%

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$11.07 - $27.93
(Median)
$11
$15
$28
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$28,954 - $90,000  
   
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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$24,877 - $76,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $27.93  
   
Overtime
$7.57 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$24,877 - $76,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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.

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Layout Artists' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Graphic Artist & Designer. Median pay for Graphic Artists & Designers is $36K.

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Layout Artists usually report a few specific skills. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe InDesign.

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Experience Affects Layout Artist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Layout Artist Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 25%
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