Magazine Publisher Salary

Magazine Publishers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($100K) annually in the United States. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Magazine Publishers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. More than half of Magazine Publishers (61 percent) survey respondents are men. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$51,387 - $153,137

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Salary
$51,387 - $153,137  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,438  
Profit Sharing
$6,104 - $19,888  
Commission
$0.00 - $75,000  
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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$50,593 - $176,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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 10%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$115,000

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%
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