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Publishing Manager Salary

Average Publishing Managers in the United States make around $59K annually. Female Publishing Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,392 - $95,649
MEDIAN: $58,578

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$34,392 - $95,649  
$0.00 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $10,174  
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).
$34,615 - $98,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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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Survey takers who work as Publishing Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management and Editing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Publishing Manager

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

Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $49K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $60K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Publishing Managers make a median salary of $76K. Publishing Managers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $71K.

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Experience Affects Publishing Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Publishing Manager Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


73 %
27 %

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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%