Associate Publisher Salary

Just below two-thirds of Associate Publishers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $39K to $136K per year, and the average comes out to $78K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,234 - $123,118
$35K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,299
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$35,234 - $123,118  
   
Bonus
$1,250 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
Commission
$20,533  
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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$38,916 - $136,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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.


Associate Publishers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $49K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $78K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $83K. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $109K, a plump six-figure sum.

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Key Stats for Associate Publisher

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Associate Publisher Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$83,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼42%

Skills That Affect Associate Publisher Salaries

Marketing Management
▲6%

National Average
$83,000

People Management
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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