Publishing Manager Salary

Pay for Publishing Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $59K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female Publishing Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,305 - $95,949

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$39,580 - $100,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Project Management and Editing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Publishing Manager

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

The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $49K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $63K. Publishing Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $72K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $71K by contrast.

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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 13 votes.


76 %
24 %

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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%