Study: Custom Publishing Jobs, Wages on the Rise
The study shows an increase in custom publishing editorial and design staffing, each seeing growth of 51 percent and 28 percent respectively since the inception of the 2001 survey. This year is the first time the use of editorial staff has surpassed the use of a communications staff. About 20 percent of custom publishing staffs have communication titles, according to the study.
"The custom publishing sector continues to be robust," says CPC executive director, Lori Rosen. "Marketers are demanding quality products, allowing the industry to attract top talent, and, as our research has shown, editorial employees are their most prominent players."
Wages have also increased for staffers working on custom publishing. The average company spent $100,863 in wages, up 107 percent since 2001. Employees with communications titles receive the highest compensation with an average pay of $59,411, followed by editorial titles ($56,573) and design titles ($47,991). The pay gap between large (more than $1 billion in annual revenue) and small (less than $1 billion in annual revenue) companies has nearly been eliminated with a 1.6 percent difference in overall compensations.