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Publishing Manager Salary

Median pay for Publishing Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $59K per year. For the most part, Publishing Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Publishing Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of 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: 2 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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Publishing Managers who took the survey. 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.

The average inexperienced worker earns $49K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Publishing Managers make a median salary of $76K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $71K on average.

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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%