Editor in Chief, Magazine Salary

The average Magazine Editor in Chief in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $60K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Some workers in this field — approximately one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. Work is enjoyable for Magazine Editors in Chief, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Magazine Editors in Chief making up 72 percent.

$38,978 - $99,041
$39K
$60K
$99K
MEDIAN: $60,219
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$14.25 - $35.00
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$38,978 - $99,041  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
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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$33,015 - $99,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
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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$33,015 - $99,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Editor in Chief, Magazine

The magazine editor in chief has supervisory and content control for their publication. Department editors typically directly report to the editor in chief, and these editors serve as a conduit between the editor in chief and the magazine's writers, photographers, layout designers and other employees. The magazine editor in chief often holds regular meetings with the publication's other editors, in which these subordinate editors pitch, gain approval for, describe progress on and discuss issues with planned content. The editor in chief must provide appropriate, timely feedback that these subordinates can use in creating and editing magazine content.

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Editor in Chief, Magazine Tasks

  • Set and decide editorial policy and article placement.
  • Represent the publication.
  • Edit content.
  • Manage staff and department budget.

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Pay by Experience Level for Editor in Chief, Magazine

Pay by Experience for an Editor in Chief, Magazine has a positive trend. An entry-level Editor in Chief, Magazine with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Editor in Chief, Magazine with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Editor in Chief, Magazine which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 17 salaries. An Editor in Chief, Magazine with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 13 salaries.

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Key Stats for Editor in Chief, Magazine

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Editor in Chief, Magazine Salaries

Experienced
▲34%

Late-Career
▲28%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
▼14%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Editor in Chief, Magazine Salaries

National Average
$59,000

▼12%

writing
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 24%
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