Associate Publisher Salary

Median pay for Associate Publishers in the United States is around $76K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Associate Publishers. Associate Publishers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$32,982 - $126,663
$33K
$76K
$130K
MEDIAN: $76,443
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$0$137K
Salary $32,982 - $126,663
Bonus $-0.50 - $25,342
Profit Sharing $17,000
Commission $20,533
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$33,433 - $137,748
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

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Job Description for Associate Publisher

Associate publishers are responsible for a large portion of the administrative process of publishing. They may be employed by newspapers, magazines, books, or websites. In some cases, associate publishers may choose to focus on one specific aspect of their company's publication, such as advertising or editorials. However, they are generally expected to have a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the publication process. This includes a thorough understanding of their company's production cycle, as well as the nature of press and distribution operations. This is useful since it allows them to know whether to boost or reduce publication numbers.

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Associate Publisher Tasks

  • Acquire new content, titles, and authors or partners.
  • Write and negotiate contracts.
  • Create overall strategic growth plan including new lines or imprints.
  • Supervise the development of sales and marketing plans.
  • Oversee editors and assistants.

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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Publisher

Pay by Experience for an Associate Publisher has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate Publisher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Publisher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Associate Publisher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 19 salaries. An Associate Publisher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Associate Publisher

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Associate Publisher Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼40%

Skills That Affect Associate Publisher Salaries

Marketing Management
▲9%

People Management
▲2%

National Average
$81,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 18%
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