Magazine Publisher Salary

The median total income of Magazine Publishers is around $98K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (about one-half, in fact) comes from commissions. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a little over a half earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Magazine Publishers (54 percent) survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,479 - $167,256
$48K
$78K
$170K
MEDIAN: $77,568
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Salary
$48,479 - $167,256  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $50,167  
Profit Sharing
$18,000  
Commission
$50,000  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$50,932 - $179,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Magazine Publisher Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$98,000

Mid-Career
▼27%

Entry-Level
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 16%