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Layout Artist Salary

Layout Artists in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $47K annually on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $23K, and the top verges on $81K per year. For the most part, Layout Artists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Men make up a slight majority of Layout Artists (55 percent) who responded to the survey. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$32,505 - $89,087
(Median)
$33K
$47K
$89K
MEDIAN: $47,147
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$10.77 - $37.25
(Median)
$11
$16
$37
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$32,505 - $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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$23,348 - $81,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $37.25  
   
Overtime
$20.14 - $25.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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).
)
$23,348 - $81,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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Experience Affects Layout Artist Salaries

Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 25%