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Publishing and Printing Average Salaries in United Kingdom 2023

How much money does a person working in Publishing and Printing make in United Kingdom?

Average Yearly Salary
64,300 GBP
( 5,360 GBP monthly)


A person working in Publishing and Printing in United Kingdom typically earns around 64,300 GBP per year. Salaries range from 29,600 GBP (lowest average) to 116,000 GBP (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Publishing and Printing careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Art Director69,700 GBP
Art Supervisor63,400 GBP
Artist69,800 GBP
Assistant Editor52,500 GBP
Associate Content Management Specialist68,900 GBP
Associate Editor54,500 GBP
Binder and Finisher29,900 GBP
Bindery Supervisor41,800 GBP
Circulations Director101,000 GBP
Color Technician33,300 GBP
Commissioning Editor57,600 GBP
Communications Editor56,800 GBP
Content Management Assistant54,100 GBP
Content Writer65,800 GBP
CopyWriter62,100 GBP
Corporate Print Center Specialist49,600 GBP
Curator55,000 GBP
DTP Operator55,200 GBP
Editor62,100 GBP
Electronic Publisher66,600 GBP
Fashion Subeditor60,000 GBP
Media Design Manager113,000 GBP
Media Planner69,000 GBP
Photographer53,000 GBP
Planning and Supply Manager116,000 GBP
Print Production Coordinator57,600 GBP
Print Production Manager108,000 GBP
Printing Press Operator49,100 GBP
Production Editor57,500 GBP
Proofreader55,900 GBP
Publishing and Printing Coordinator48,300 GBP
Publishing and Printing Manager119,000 GBP
Publishing and Printing Supervisor89,800 GBP
Publishing Specialist74,300 GBP
Reporter84,100 GBP
Technical Writer61,700 GBP
Technical Writing Manager89,600 GBP

Publishing and Printing Jobs Salary Distribution in United Kingdom

Median and salary distribution yearly United Kingdom Publishing and Printing
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Publishing and Printing salaries in United Kingdom range from 29,600 GBP per year (minimum average salary) to 116,000 GBP per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 61,800 GBP per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Publishing and Printing are earning less than 61,800 GBP while the other half are earning more than 61,800 GBP. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Publishing and Printing are earning less than 41,100 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 41,100 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Publishing and Printing are earning less than 85,400 GBP while 25% are earning more than 85,400 GBP.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United Kingdom costs anywhere from 29,600 Pound Sterling(s) to 88,700 Pound Sterling(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Publishing and Printing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly United Kingdom Publishing and Printing
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in United Kingdom who work in Publishing and Printing earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

65,800 GBP
63,000 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in United Kingdom for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender yearly United Kingdom
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Publishing and Printing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United Kingdom

How much are annual salary increments in United Kingdom for Publishing and Printing professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Publishing and Printing

Publishing and Printing professionals in United Kingdom are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate United Kingdom Publishing and Printing
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

United Kingdom / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in United Kingdom is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United Kingdom for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Publishing and Printing Bonus and Incentive Rates in United Kingdom

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United Kingdom Publishing and Printing
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Publishing and Printing is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

47% of surveyed staff in Publishing and Printing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Publishing and Printing Hourly Average Wage in United Kingdom

31 GBP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United Kingdom is 31 GBP. This means that the average person in United Kingdom earns approximately 31 GBP for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Publishing and Printing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Publishing and Printing and Publishing and Printing yearly United Kingdom
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The average salary for Publishing and Printing is 9% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Aberdeen64,700 GBP
Abingdon60,100 GBP
Armagh64,000 GBP
Bangor56,700 GBP
Belfast67,900 GBP
Birmingham76,900 GBP
Bradford73,000 GBP
Brighton71,000 GBP
Bristol75,800 GBP
Cambridge65,100 GBP
Canterbury61,200 GBP
Cardiff70,200 GBP
Chester63,200 GBP
Coventry73,400 GBP
Derby71,500 GBP
Derry61,000 GBP
Dundee62,900 GBP
Durham62,800 GBP
Edinburgh69,900 GBP
Exeter66,200 GBP
Glasgow71,800 GBP
Gloucester65,600 GBP
Hartlepool64,300 GBP
Inverness57,400 GBP
Kingston upon Hull73,200 GBP
Kirkwall55,600 GBP
Leeds77,300 GBP
Leicester74,700 GBP
Lincoln67,300 GBP
Lisburn59,200 GBP
Liverpool76,900 GBP
London78,300 GBP
Manchester76,300 GBP
Newcastle73,000 GBP
Newport63,900 GBP
Newry61,100 GBP
Norwich66,900 GBP
Nottingham73,800 GBP
Oxford69,100 GBP
Peterborough69,800 GBP
Plymouth72,000 GBP
Poole67,900 GBP
Portsmouth70,700 GBP
Ripon61,200 GBP
Salisbury63,300 GBP
Sheffield77,100 GBP
Somerset74,200 GBP
Southampton71,700 GBP
St Davids55,600 GBP
Stirling60,000 GBP
Stromness55,000 GBP
Strontian54,500 GBP
Swansea66,600 GBP
Truro62,100 GBP
Wakefield58,700 GBP
Wells55,000 GBP
Winchester57,600 GBP
Wolverhampton65,800 GBP
York64,000 GBP

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
England122,000 GBP
Northern Ireland58,700 GBP
Scotland90,200 GBP
Wales61,100 GBP

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United Kingdom earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
69,500 GBP
Public Sector+4%
72,600 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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