According to the anonymous job site Glassdoor.com, the average salary for a book designer in the New York area is $58,924 a year.
The site also breaks out figures from specific companies. Below, we’ve made a list of what book designers at three book publishing companies make–all the figures drawn from anonymous users at Glassdoor.com.
At Penguin, a senior designer for book interiors makes $63 to 69,000 a year. At Hachette Book Group, the salary is comprible with a senior designer making $61,000 to 65,000 a year. At Princeton University Press, a book designer averages $36,618 a year. (This figure is based on two respondents whose salary ranged from $34,000 to 39,000 a year).
When you are looking for a new job, one of the daunting tasks can be determining your salary requirements. You want to ask for enough to make the job worth your while, but you don’t want to ask for so much that you are not considered. So we’ve begun compiling lists of how much book publishing professionals make per year.