Editor in Chief, Magazine Salary

Pay for Magazine Editors in Chief in the United States sits in the ballpark of $61K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Female Magazine Editors in Chief make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,149 - $98,165
$39K
$61K
$98K
MEDIAN: $60,603
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50%
90%

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$14.25 - $35.00
$16
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,149 - $98,165  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
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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$33,282 - $98,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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
$3,000  
   
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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$33,282 - $98,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $50K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $49K. Magazine Editors in Chief claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $79K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $75K.

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Key Stats for Editor in Chief, Magazine

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Editor in Chief, Magazine Salaries

Experienced
▲33%

Late-Career
▲27%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
▼15%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Editor in Chief, Magazine Salaries

National Average
$59,000

▼13%

writing
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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