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Editor in Chief, Magazine Salary (United States)

Magazine Editors in Chief in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $60K annually, but may range from $36K to $107K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Female Magazine Editors in Chief make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Editor in Chief, Magazine Salary (?
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$36,239 - $101,052
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,940
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National Salary Data

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$36,239 - $101,052  
   
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$0.00 - $20,273  
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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$35,866 - $106,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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Job Description for Editor in Chief, Magazine

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

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Experience Affects Editor in Chief, Magazine Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$60,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 18%