Magazine Publisher Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Magazine Publishers. The median take-home amount in this area is around $92K, and on average, over one-half of that final number comes from commissions. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and one-half earn dental coverage. There are more female Magazine Publishers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Magazine Publishers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,095 - $149,672
$37K
$75K
$150K
MEDIAN: $75,321
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$0$172K
Salary $37,095 - $149,672
Bonus $1,030 - $50,684
Profit Sharing $11,500
Commission $49,132
Total Pay (?
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$45,615 - $172,506
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 71

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Job Description for Magazine Publisher

Magazine publishers oversee marketing, research, design, and content of their magazine. They are responsible for reviewing magazine content, editorials, and photography to make sure they meet the required standards before publication. These professionals must promote innovation related to magazine content, advertisement, sales, online presence, and other elements in magazine production and promotion. Magazine publishers actively participate in meetings to contribute to content and design ideas; they also review pre-press proofs, the final step before sending the content to press. In addition, they create important business relationships with external partners to promote the magazine, build important connections, and reduce printing and distributing expenses. Depending on the size and purpose of the magazine, the publisher may perform other duties as needed.

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Magazine Publisher Tasks

  • Work with editorial team and management to develop and implement goals and initiatives.
  • Supervise management, assisting in hiring and training.
  • Manage business-to-business advertising and sales and conduct daily prospecting via meetings and presentations.
  • Build contacts, partners, and funding opportunities through networking and community outreach.

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Pay by Experience Level for Magazine Publisher

Pay by Experience for a Magazine Publisher has a positive trend. An entry-level Magazine Publisher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 7 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Magazine Publisher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Magazine Publisher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 32 salaries. A Magazine Publisher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 23 salaries.

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Key Stats for Magazine Publisher

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Magazine Publisher Salaries

Experienced
▲25%

Late-Career
▲13%

National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
▼22%

Entry-Level
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 13%
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