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Associate Publisher Salary

Commissions form a big slice (roughly a third) of total compensation for Associate Publishers. The median income in this area hovers around $73K. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$41,267 - $128,940
(Median)
$41K
$69K
$130K
MEDIAN: $69,148
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$41,267 - $128,940  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $37,680  
Commission
$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).
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$41,224 - $148,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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.


For many Associate Publishers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $52K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $68K. Associate Publishers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $92K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $93K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Associate Publisher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 13%
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