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Associate Attorney Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$180,000
$125,000
$180,000
$258,000
Associate attorneys in the United States make an average salary of $180,344 per year or $86.7 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $125,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $259,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Connecticut, New York, Nevada, and New Mexico provide the highest associate attorney salaries.
Best Paying Cities
New York, NY
$122,089
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Map of Associate Attorney Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Associate Attorneys earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Associate Attorney Salary By Location

While an associate attorney can average a salary of $180,344 per year, or $86.7 per hour, there are many opportunities for associate attorneys to make more. For example, in Redwood City, CA you might make $145,975 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Washington, DC and Reston, VA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Redwood City, CA where the average starting salary is $78,000. The highest paying states for associate attorneys include California, Connecticut and New York. Meanwhile, Louisiana, Montana, and Tennessee offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA
$145,975
$146k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$122,089
$122k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$121,279
$121k
Reston, VA
Reston, VA
$116,914
$117k
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
$116,652
$117k
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
$110,887
$111k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$107,836
$108k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$105,392
$105k
Fort Lee, NJ
Fort Lee, NJ
$104,307
$104k
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$102,014
$102k

High Paying Associate Attorney Jobs

Average Associate Attorney Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as an associate attorney, being employed by a company such as David M. Schwarz or Stinson Leonard Street would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Hahn Loeser & Parks and McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter also report highly competitive salaries for associate attorneys.

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Associate Attorney Salary History

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    Associate Attorney Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an associate attorney can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $65,000
    $65,000
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    $80,000
    $80,000
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    $70,000
    $70,000
    09/30/2020
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    $110,000
    $110,000
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    Washington, DC
    09/15/2020
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    $100,000
    $100,000
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    Miami, FL
    09/13/2020
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    $80,000
    $80,000
    09/13/2020
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    Oakland, CA
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    $100,000
    $100,000
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    Sacramento, CA
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    09/02/2020
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    $110,000
    $110,000
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    Walnut Creek, CA
    Walnut Creek, CA
    08/26/2020
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    $115,000
    $115,000
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