Associate Publisher Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $78K, just under a third of overall earnings for Associate Publishers arrives through commissions. Job satisfaction for Associate Publishers is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Associate Publishers (56 percent) survey respondents.

$40,565 - $133,918
(Median)
$41K
$73K
$130K
MEDIAN: $72,649
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Salary
$40,565 - $133,918  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,602  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Commission
$23,583  
Total Pay (?
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$40,499 - $148,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Publisher

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $72K. Associate Publishers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $94K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $92K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Associate Publisher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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