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Associate Publisher Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Associate Publishers. The median take-home amount in this area is around $70K, and on average, approximately one-third of that final number comes from commissions. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Associate Publishers report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Associate Publishers who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$40,223 - $139,061
MEDIAN: $67,297

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$40,223 - $139,061  
$0.00 - $37,329  
$7,559 - $54,631  
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).
$36,273 - $155,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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 $67K. Associate Publishers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $93K. Associate Publishers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Associate Publisher Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 15%