The 2019 Publisher Salary Survey Awaits Your Input

Put on your dancing shoes because we’re about to hit the floor again.

The 2018 North American Publisher Salary Survey was enlightening while also surprisingly heartening—despite far-reaching dread about industry consolidation and the effect of data privacy regulations, respondents were quite upbeat about their job prospects, current roles, and the growth of their revenue teams. I received a lot of positive feedback, and the phrase, “Oh, so that’s what I should be getting paid!”, might have been uttered more than once.

However, 2019 has kicked off on a grim note with massive media layoffs. Granted, these seem to have been dealt more to the editorial side, but are publisher revenue teams also feeling the pressures of a constricting media ecosystem? You tell me.

The AdMonsters Publisher Salary Survey has long been a resource for pay-level benchmarks for digital revenue specialists, thanks to the community’s willingness to share rather sensitive information. Ops professionals (and the growing consortium of players that handle publisher revenue efforts) have realized its in everyone’s interest to establish fair pay levels for analysts, traffickers, programmatic professionals, managers, directors, VPs… And even some in the C-Suite.

This year’s survey—opening on Mar. 21 and closing May 5, 2019—focuses on digital revenue professionals at North American publishers (i.e., media companies that monetize owned and operated content and visitors on digital platforms including mobile, connected TV, and social media), and dives into benefits and employee perks as well as overall job satisfaction.

It may seem like a slog at 34 questions (and one suggestion box), but filling it out won’t suck away your day as the majority of questions are multiple choice and optional.

Sharing personally identifying information is also optional—we only ask for them for verification purposes. We assure you all identifying data will be kept confidential—that stuff will definitely not be shared!

Oh, and everyone who fills out the salary survey will receive a complimentary copy of the full report. 

While a “lite” version of the survey will be available on, the full report will be included with our Monstership subscription service. If I may hawk my goods a little further, Monstership has some other nice perks such as access to PubForum conference materials and the event summary.

Please pass this link to the survey to your colleagues, your peers, your subordinates, your managers, and anyone else you know who falls under ever-widening banner of publisher digital revenue professional (it ain’t just ops anymore!). More responses means a clearer picture of how the ever-changing digital media world is valuing some of its most important resources.

The Salary Survey empowers you and your team to get the compensation that the industry deems appropriate—the compensation you all deserve. Fill out your copy today.