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Editor in Chief, Magazine Salary

Magazine Editors in Chief who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up roughly three in five of Magazine Editors in Chief. Pay fluctuates from $37K to $108K per year, but expected earnings average $60K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Magazine Editors in Chief make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$36,627 - $100,927
MEDIAN: $60,354

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$36,627 - $100,927  
$0.00 - $20,608  
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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).
$36,843 - $108,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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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

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


72 %
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 18%