Layout Artist Salary

Layout Artists aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $48K annually. Men working as Layout Artists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Most Layout Artists report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$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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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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Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $26.01  
   
Overtime
$7.57 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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For Layout Artists, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Layout Artists earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Graphic Artist & Designer.

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Layout Artists typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe InDesign. Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Layout Artist

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $37K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $35K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Layout Artists make a median salary of $45K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $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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