Associate Publisher Salary

Commissions form a big slice (one in three) of total compensation for Associate Publishers. The median income in this area hovers around $73K. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Associate Publishers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Associate Publishers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,108 - $126,298
(Median)
$41K
$69K
$130K
MEDIAN: $68,539
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$41,108 - $126,298  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,421  
Commission
$14,243 - $49,132  
Total Pay (?
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$41,089 - $145,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $67K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $52K. For Associate Publishers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $91K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $93K.

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Experience Affects Associate Publisher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 13%
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