Publishing Manager Salary

Average Publishing Managers in the United States make around $59K per year. Most Publishing Managers survey respondents are women (77 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Publishing Managers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,608 - $95,649

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$35,608 - $95,649  
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$35,895 - $98,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Publishing Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Project Management and Editing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 percent and 3 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Publishing Manager

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

Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $49K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $62K. Publishing Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $81K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $71K 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

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


77 %
23 %

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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%