Layout Artist Salary

Layout Artists in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $48K per year on average. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Layout Artists making up 53 percent of survey respondents. While some workers in this profession — roughly a fourth — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Most Layout Artists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,147 - $89,700
(Median)
$29K
$48K
$90K
MEDIAN: $48,230
10%
50%
90%

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$11.00 - $28.06
(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
$29,147 - $89,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
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: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $28.06  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $23.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
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).
)
$24,877 - $76,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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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 report a focused set of job skills. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Layout Artist

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $36K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $39K. Layout Artists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $40K.

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Experience Affects Layout Artist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Layout Artist Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
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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