Magazine Publisher Salary

Salaries for Magazine Publishers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($100K) per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 60 percent of Magazine Publishers are male. Most Magazine Publishers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,001 - $152,940
(Median)
$53K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $100,028
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$53,001 - $152,940  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $31,094  
Profit Sharing
$6,104 - $19,888  
Commission
$-0.50 - $74,497  
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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$51,729 - $176,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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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Experience Affects Magazine Publisher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$118,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%
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