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 just below three-fifths of Magazine Editors in Chief. Pay fluctuates from $37K to $105K per year, but expected earnings average $61K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Magazine Editors in Chief is high. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in three. Magazine Editors in Chief survey participants are largely women, dominating at 69 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,772 - $100,137
MEDIAN: $60,732

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$36,772 - $100,137  
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$36,995 - $104,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


69 %
31 %

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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 19%