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 $61K annually, but may range from $37K to $107K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Magazine Editors in Chief survey respondents are women (70 percent). For the most part, Magazine Editors in Chief enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance.

$36,729 - $101,006
(Median)
$37K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $60,546
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$36,949 - $106,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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 11%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

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