It breaks down salary by position as well as geography.
- Averages in New York City: EIC $109,000; Executive Ed $102,000; Managing Ed. $82,000.
- There's a huge gender disparity: $14K for managing, $8K for executive and a whopping $22K for EIC.
- If you're not in NYC, you're looking at more than $20,000 less for the above roles.
- You can work 25% more during the week, but it won't bring in much more at the lower levels. If you're EIC, it's all the difference.
- The bigger the company, the better the salary.
- A graduate degree (of any kind, not just journalism) nets you an additional $5-8K per year. It's unclear whether these people just ask for more (loan pressure!) in the first place, though.
- EIC: Feelings of 'over-worked, under-appreciated' and under-compensated.
- Exec. Ed: Strain of fewer staffers, more work. Assignments going on uncompleted. Acting as their own HR departments.
- Managing Ed: Changing technology is screwing up copy flow. Small teams mean change is unavoidably disruptive. And, above all, pressure to publish "redundant" and "dumb" content.