Associate Publisher Salary
Associate Publishers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with roughly three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $77K annually on average but can range from $39K to $133K per year. Job satisfaction for Associate Publishers is high. The majority of Associate Publishers (67 percent) who took the survey are women. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$34,905 - $123,317|
|Bonus||$2,990 - $24,240|
|Total Pay (||$38,783 - $132,602|
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.Read More...
They often act as a bridge between the publisher and the writing and editorial staff. They supervise their company's bottom line, monitor employee productivity, and report concerns or updates to their publisher. In other companies, particularly of a smaller size, associate publishers may undertake hands-on work by writing and editing pieces themselves and ensuring that written work meets the publisher's expectations. They may also hold meetings so as to brief employees on upcoming work and set goals for the publication's future.
Associate publishers work in an indoor office setting, usually during typical working hours. Their job requires frequent interaction, mostly with their publisher and staff. Their work is non-physical, but it requires a comprehensive understanding of writing, editing, and computer use. Many employers prefer to hire associate publishers with at least an associate's degree in a relevant field, such as journalism or creative writing. However, editing or publishing experience is often considered more valuable.
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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Associate Publishers. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $49K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $76K. Associate Publishers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $89K. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $121K.
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