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.
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|Salary||$35,234 - $123,118|
|Bonus||$1,250 - $25,000|
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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).)
|$38,916 - $136,208|
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.Read More...
They often act as a bridge between the publisher and the writing and editorial staff. They supervise their company's bottom line, monitor employee productivity, and report concerns or updates to their publisher. In other companies, particularly of a smaller size, associate publishers may undertake hands-on work by writing and editing pieces themselves and ensuring that written work meets the publisher's expectations. They may also hold meetings so as to brief employees on upcoming work and set goals for the publication's future.
Associate publishers work in an indoor office setting, usually during typical working hours. Their job requires frequent interaction, mostly with their publisher and staff. Their work is non-physical, but it requires a comprehensive understanding of writing, editing, and computer use. Many employers prefer to hire associate publishers with at least an associate's degree in a relevant field, such as journalism or creative writing. However, editing or publishing experience is often considered more valuable.
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.
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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