Publishing Manager Salary

The average Publishing Manager in the United States earns approximately $61K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Publishing Managers making up 74 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,598 - $95,562
MEDIAN: $61,107

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$40,421 - $99,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Job Description for Publishing Manager

  • Negotiate and review all contracts and licensing agreements.
  • Analyze requests, complaints, purchases and other data to guide strategic decisions.
  • Plan, communicate and implement marketing initiatives.
  • Review trends and opportunities, ensuring market competitiveness.

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Pay by Experience Level for Publishing Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $51K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $65K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $72K in this role. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $70K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Publishing Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Publishing Manager Salaries

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


74 %
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%