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Associate Publisher Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Associate Publishers comes from commissions — one in three on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $73K. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Women make up the majority of Associate Publishers (61 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The majority of Associate Publishers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,899 - $132,821
MEDIAN: $69,640

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$40,899 - $132,821  
$0.00 - $34,250  
$7,559 - $54,631  
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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).
$37,277 - $150,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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Job Description for Associate Publisher

  • 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.

Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $52K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $69K. Associate Publishers see a median salary of $92K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $91K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


61 %
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 13%