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.

$34,905 - $123,317
$35K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,245
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$34,905 - $123,317  
   
Bonus
$2,990 - $24,240  
Profit Sharing
$14,500  
Commission
$20,533  
Total Pay (?
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$38,783 - $132,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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

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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Key Stats for Associate Publisher

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Associate Publisher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 41%

Skills That Affect Associate Publisher Salaries

Marketing Management
up arrow 7%

People Management
0%

National Average
$82,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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