How much money do you make? It's a personal question, but we asked it, and most respondents answered. Here's the salary breakdown:
- 3.2% of respondents make less than $30,000.
- 24.8% make $30,000-$50,000.
- 13.9% make $50,000-$60,000.
- 7.7% make $60,000-$70,000.
- 8.3% make $70,000-$80,000.
- 11.8% make $80,000-$100,000.
- 14.7% make $100,000-$150,000.
- 8.3% make $150,000-$200,000.
- 7.4% make more than $250,000.
However, in our survey, 35.9% of the people making over $100,000 a year work in editorial.
When we asked the over $100,000 group what they should be making, 25% thought that their salary was about right. "Money is always tight, but my compensation seems fair," wrote one respondent who makes $150,000-$200,000. "It's a loaded question, but I'm well compensated by publishing standards," wrote another respondent. And an editor making between $150,000 and $200,000 thought an "aggravation bonus" was in order.
At sites like Glassdoor.com, employees can anonymously report their salaries, as well as review their companies. Here are the results for Random House, McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Rodale, HarperCollins, and Wiley. The site is free, but to see the reviews or numbers, you have to (anonymously) post.