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Folio Editorial Salary Survey: Salaries Stay The Same While Workload Goes Up

According to Folio:’s 2012 Editorial Salary Survey, most positions saw only modest increases in salary, but 72 percent of respondents said that they had taken on additional responsibilities, and at least one person said that there was “absolutely not enough time to accomplish all my acquired tasks or the resources to help.”

That is a downer for your Wednesday.

The good news: editors-in-chief can still net six figures, with New York-based editorial directors bringing home $137,200. Editors at consumer and association publications saw their pay rise in 2012 compared to 2011, while b-to-b top editors saw only a modest pay decrease.

Editors/executive editors (which Folio: defines as one step below editors-in-chief) pulled in around $70,000 a year–though consumer magazine editors saw average pay fall a bit while b-to-b and association editors got modest raises. And managing editor pay remained roughly flat, Folio: said. Meanwhile, as we said, job responsibilities have increased–survey respondents reported taking on business planning and conference programming duties, as well as digital work and social media.

Folio:’s publisher, Red 7 Media, and Readex Research conducted the survey in April and May with a representative sample of 2,000 editors.

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