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Editor in Chief, Magazine Salary

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.
$36,239 - $101,052
MEDIAN: $59,940

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$36,239 - $101,052  
$0.00 - $20,273  
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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).
$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

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


73 %
27 %

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: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 18%