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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 $49K annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $25K to $78K per year. Male Layout Artists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,298 - $89,396
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$89K
MEDIAN: $48,541
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50%
90%

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$11.23 - $34.25
(Median)
$11
$16
$34
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$32,298 - $89,396  
   
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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$25,123 - $77,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $34.25  
   
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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$25,123 - $77,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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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Layout Artists usually report a few specific skills. 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 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Layout Artist Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 25%
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