Layout Artist Salary

Those pursuing careers as Layout Artists in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $48K annually. 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. Work is enjoyable for Layout Artists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — approximately one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,002 - $89,700
(Median)
$29K
$48K
$90K
MEDIAN: $47,978
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$11.45 - $26.01
(Median)
$11
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$29,002 - $89,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,058  
Total Pay (?
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$25,098 - $74,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $26.01  
   
Overtime
$7.57 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,058  
   
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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$25,098 - $74,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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.

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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 go on to become Graphic Artists & Designers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Graphic Artist & Designer, an upper-level role, pays $36K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Layout Artist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $35K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $37K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Layout Artists make a median salary of $45K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $41K.

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Experience Affects Layout Artist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Layout Artist Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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