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Associate Attorney Demographics in the US

The average employee age for associate attorneys is 45 years. The associate attorney workforce reached a whopping 296,386 in 2020!

Among associate attorneys, we discovered that 40.3% of them are women, while 55.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among associate attorneys is White, which makes up 80.0% of all associate attorneys. Comparatively, there are 6.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of associate attorneys are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Associate Attorney Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 296,386 associate attorneys currently employed in the United States.
  • 40.3% of all associate attorneys are women, while only 55.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed associate attorney is 45 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of associate attorneys is White (80.0%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6.9%) and Black or African American (5.5%).
  • The majority of associate attorneys are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Associate attorneys are most in-demand in San Francisco, CA.
  • Associate attorneys are paid an average annual salary of $119,310.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $130,461, the highest in the US.
  • Associate attorneys average starting salary is $63,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 93% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid associate attorneys earn as much as $222,000 or more.
  • California is the best state for associate attorneys to live.
  • Associate attorneys are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Associate Attorney Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among associate attorneys is White, which makes up 80.0% of all associate attorneys. Comparatively, there are 6.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 80.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 6.9%
  • Black or African American, 5.5%
  • Asian, 5.5%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Associate Attorneys

The chart below shows that 47.3% of associate attorneys speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.3% and German is the third-most popular at 4.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 47.3%
  • French, 12.3%
  • German, 4.6%
  • Portuguese, 4.4%
  • Italian, 4.3%
  • Other, 27.1%

Types of Associate Attorney Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for associate attorneys. The most common degree for associate attorneys is doctoral degree. In fact, 55% of associate attorneys earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 37% and rounding it off is master's degree with 4%.

Job Title
  • Doctorate degree, 55%
  • Bachelors degree, 37%
  • Masters degree, 4%
  • Associate degree, 1%
  • Other Degrees, 3%

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Associate Attorney 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 associate attorneys.

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

Associate Attorney Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
71%
68%
65%
63%
60%
57%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Associate Attorney 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 associate attorneys changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of an Associate Attorney Based On Race And Gender

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

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Associate Attorney Stay in a Job

By looking over 25,599 associate attorneys resumes, we figured out that the average associate attorney enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 40%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Associate Attorney Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of associate attorney employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of associate attorneys is 40+ years old, which represents 63% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Associate Attorney Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, patent attorney and patent examiner have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Veteran Appeals Reviewer15%76%
Magistrate Assistant17%78%
Surrogate17%78%
Associate Attorney55%40%
Trial Lawyer70%27%
Patent Examiner72%21%
Patent Attorney72%19%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Patent Attorney
Patent Examiner
Trial Lawyer
Associate Attorney
Surrogate
Magistrate Assistant
Veteran Appeals Reviewer
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

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Associate Attorney Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$123,962
female-income
Female Income
$115,601

Associate Attorney Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$141,547
$134,983
$128,419
$121,855
$115,291
$108,727
$102,163
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Associate Attorney 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
Doctorate Degree$127,085
Master's Degree$134,983

Associate Attorney 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
$141,286
$134,983
$128,679
$122,376
$116,073
$109,769
$103,466
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Associate Attorney Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an associate attorney can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of associate attorneys is $98,045. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Associate Attorneys Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Associate Attorneys Located?

By looking through more than 25,599 resumes, we found that the most popular places for associate attorneys are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Associate Attorneys

Where Are Associate Attorneys In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country associate attorneys are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Associate Attorney Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 Associate Attorney Work In

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

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Private

Public

Education

Top Industries Hiring Associate Attorneys

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ associate attorneys. Those industries include professional, manufacturing and retail.

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Professional

Manufacturing

Retail

Construction

Hospitality