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Salary Survey

By Eunice Oluoch

Some companies outlaw the discussion of salary among workers, knowing there’ll be mutiny in the ranks when Jane Doe finds out she’s earning less than John Smith who does exactly the same job.

But thanks to a salary survey conducted by our friends at Masthead, anyone in the magazine industry can discover who’s earning what in which department.

In addition to comparing salary by gender and job title, Masthead also looked at salaries earned by those working for consumer magazines versus those earned by workers in business magazines.

For the purpose of this survey, business titles include farm, trade, association and business magazines.

Masthead publishes its salary survey every two years. Four hundred and fifty-one respondents took part in the most recent compilation: 301 women and 150 men.

The survey results are stunning. It reveals that male editors are paid over 50 per cent more than female editors. The same is true for management positions in the magazine industry; men in management earn over 50 per cent more than women doing the same job.

 

 

Survey 1:

Occupation   Advertising   Art   Circulation   Editorial   Management   Production   New Media
Gender   Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Respondents #   21 44 14 19 9 39 53 113 27 30 13 21 2 7
Average Age   41 38 32 34 42 37 39 34 43 40 37 40 27 34
Average Salary - $   73,724 70,366 46,971 46,595 55,699 41,870 71,209 45,966 114,044 74,850 57,181 46,761 54,425 57,427
Average Years in Current Job   4 4 4 4 5 5 5 3 6 5 6 5 2 3

 

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