The Salary of a Magazine Publisher

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Magazines are available in print and online.
Magazines are available in print and online. (Image: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Although publishing salaries are expected to decline by 19 percent through 2018, with the exception of software publishing, magazines, a multi-billion dollar industry with millions of readers, endure because they satisfy readers' needs to be entertained and informed, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2008. Salaries vary according to experience, industry and the size of the company, according to Publisher Salary, as of 2011.

Average Salaries

The average national magazine publisher's salary range is between $31,000 and $73,000, according to CareerBliss, as of 2011 (see Resources). The average magazine publisher's salary is $46,000, as of 2011, according to SimplyHired. Most magazine publishers are located in New York City or other densely populated cities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2008.

People often read magazines while waiting at the hairdressers or doctor's office, for example.
People often read magazines while waiting at the hairdressers or doctor's office, for example. (Image: Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Salaries by Location

Magazine publishers in the state of New York are the highest paid nationally with an average annual income that ranges between $100,000 and $140,000, according to Publisher Salary, as of 2011. Texas ranks second with average annual salaries that range between $60,000 and $100,000, according to Publisher Salary, as of 2011 (see Resources). Salaries in other locations vary greatly; an executive associate magazine publisher in Miami, for example, earns $23,000, according to Indeed, as of 2011.

New York is the national hub of magazine publishers.
New York is the national hub of magazine publishers. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Advance Magazine Publishers

The national average salary of an advance magazine publisher is $74,934, according to SalaryList, as of 2011. Nationally, salaries range between $65,582 and $78,600, with a median salary of $75,900, according to SalaryList, as of 2011. A veteran magazine publisher with more than 20 years experience earns an average salary of $100,000 annually, according to Publisher Salary, as of 2011. (see Resources).

Magazines inspire and inform readers.
Magazines inspire and inform readers. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Magazine Publisher Salaries and Wages

The average salary of a magazine publisher owner is $58,000, according to SimplyHired, as of 2011. The average weekly earning for workers in the magazine publishing industry varies by the type of publication, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2008. The average weekly earnings in magazine publishing is $829, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2008.

Magazines often feature the latest trends.
Magazines often feature the latest trends. (Image: Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images)

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