Publisher Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about publisher demographics? We analyzed 2,461 publishers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Publisher Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as publishers. Keep reading to find out what the results for publishers were.

Publisher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among publishers is White, which makes up 78.6% of all publishers. Comparatively, there are 8.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.3% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 78.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.3%
  • Asian, 6.3%
  • Black or African American, 4.0%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Publishers

The chart below shows that 54.5% of publishers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 17.0% and Italian is the third-most popular at 5.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 54.5%
  • French, 17.0%
  • Italian, 5.7%
  • Portuguese, 3.4%
  • German, 3.4%
  • Other, 16.0%

Most Common Degree for Publisher

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for publishers. The most common degree for publishers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 65% of publishers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 9% and rounding it off is associate degree with 9%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 65%
  • Masters degree, 9%
  • Associate degree, 9%
  • High School Diploma degree, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 14%

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Publisher Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among publishers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Publisher Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the publisher position over time.

Male
Female
50%
47%
45%
42%
40%
37%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Publisher Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of publishers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of publishers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Publisher

By looking over 2,461 publishers resumes, we figured out that the average publisher enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 30%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Publisher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of publisher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of publishers is 40+ years old, which represents 54% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Publishers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, track announcer and public address announcer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Deaf Interpreter16%77%
Educational Interpreter20%74%
Events And Communications Coordinator21%75%
Publisher53%42%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Publisher
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Publishers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to publishers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Handbook Writer15.82%
Film Critic19.36%
Author22.69%
Co-Host25.03%
Foreign Language Interpreter27.03%
Publisher28.26%
Development & Communications Associate30.27%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Publisher?

male-income
Male Income
$82,488
female-income
Female Income
$77,601

Publisher Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Black or African American men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$87,220
$85,052
$82,883
$80,715
$78,547
$76,379
$74,210
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Publisher Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$80,013
Doctorate Degree$88,660
Master's Degree$89,521

Publisher Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$92,807
$89,521
$86,235
$82,950
$79,664
$76,379
$73,093
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Publisher Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a publisher can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of publishers is $69,683. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Publishers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where publishers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Publishers Located?

By looking through more than 2,461 resumes, we found that the most popular places for publishers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Publishers

Publisher Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ publishers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most publishers is the media industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire publishers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Publisher Work In

Employees with the publisher job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most publishers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Private

Public

Government

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ publishers. Those industries include media, technology and manufacturing.

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Media

Technology

Manufacturing

Retail

Hospitality

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