Compositor Salary

Pay for Compositors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $25.34 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Compositors. Although approximately one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,559 - $109,477
$31K
$61K
$110K
MEDIAN: $60,629
10%
50%
90%

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$15.28 - $49.32
$15
$26
$49
MEDIAN: $25.76
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$0$118K
Salary $30,559 - $109,477
Bonus $1,000
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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$34,166 - $118,108
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data $0$76
Hourly Rate $15.28 - $49.32
Overtime $13.81 - $76.31
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $1,000
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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$34,166 - $118,108
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

Job Description for Compositor

  • Work with supervisors to develop and evaluate creative and technical approaches for shots.
  • Submit shots for review and implement feedback.
  • Composite shots, working with a team or independently, that adhere to project specifications.

Compositor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Compositor

Pay by Experience for a Compositor has a positive trend. An entry-level Compositor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Compositor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Compositor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 14 salaries. A Compositor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,921

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Compositors that is 39 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Compositors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+37 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is New York.

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Key Stats for Compositor

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Compositor Salaries

Late-Career
▲71%

Experienced
▲54%

▲25%

National Average
$61,000

▼26%

Skills That Affect Compositor Salaries

Nuke
▲15%

National Average
$61,000

Adobe After Effects
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 37%