Editor in Chief, Magazine Salary

Magazine Editors in Chief in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately half of Magazine Editors in Chief. Salaries average out to around $60K per year and spread from $33K to $100K per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Magazine Editors in Chief make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and roughly two in five receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$35,235 - $101,367
$35K
$60K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,715
10%
50%
90%

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$14.25 - $35.00
$16
MEDIAN: $16.00
50%

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$0$101K
Salary $35,235 - $101,367
Bonus $4,913
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).
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$32,455 - $100,845
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $16.00
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $4,913
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).
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$32,455 - $100,845
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Editor in Chief, Magazine

The magazine editor in chief has supervisory and content control for their publication. Department editors typically directly report to the editor in chief, and these editors serve as a conduit between the editor in chief and the magazine's writers, photographers, layout designers and other employees. The magazine editor in chief often holds regular meetings with the publication's other editors, in which these subordinate editors pitch, gain approval for, describe progress on and discuss issues with planned content. The editor in chief must provide appropriate, timely feedback that these subordinates can use in creating and editing magazine content.

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Editor in Chief, Magazine Tasks

  • Set and decide editorial policy and article placement.
  • Represent the publication.
  • Edit content.
  • Manage staff and department budget.

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Pay by Experience Level for Editor in Chief, Magazine

Pay by Experience for an Editor in Chief, Magazine has a positive trend. An entry-level Editor in Chief, Magazine with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Editor in Chief, Magazine with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Editor in Chief, Magazine which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 17 salaries. An Editor in Chief, Magazine with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 13 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as an Editor in Chief, Magazine?

Editor in Chief, Magazine in Los Angeles:
"Flexibility, perks, duties."
Pros: Flexibility, perks, duties, working from home.
Cons: Unorganized, pay, stress, amount of work.

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Key Stats for Editor in Chief, Magazine

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Editor in Chief, Magazine Salaries

Experienced
▲36%

Late-Career
▲30%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
▼13%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Editor in Chief, Magazine Salaries

National Average
$58,000

▼11%

writing
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 31%
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