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Publishing Manager Salary

For Publishing Managers, annual average wages total $59K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Publishing Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Publishing Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$38,438 - $96,544
MEDIAN: $58,958

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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.
$38,438 - $96,544  
$0.00 - $10,256  
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$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).
$38,763 - $99,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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.

The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $50K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $60K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $82K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $71K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 6%