Updated August 22, 2022

Average Associate Salary

$69,556yearly

$33.44 hourly

Entry level Salary
$34,000 yearly
$34,000
10 %
$69,556
Median
$140,000
90 %

How much does an Associate make?

Associates make $69,556 per year on average, or $33.44 per hour, in the United States. Associates on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $34,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $140,000.

Location impacts how much an associate can expect to make. Associates make the most in New York, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.

Highest Paying States For Associates

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

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Associate average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1New York$89,570$43.0618,099
2Connecticut$75,022$36.074,075
3New Jersey$69,901$33.6111,003
4Massachusetts$73,855$35.5110,945
5Pennsylvania$57,790$27.7814,508
6Delaware$63,939$30.741,504
7California$79,213$38.0829,624
8New Hampshire$56,483$27.162,258
9District of Columbia$92,361$44.401,408
10Rhode Island$65,297$31.391,138
11Maine$51,794$24.901,746
12Michigan$51,515$24.779,504
13Virginia$56,720$27.279,725
14Vermont$54,953$26.42785
15Nevada$57,615$27.701,814
16Maryland$58,149$27.966,238
17Arizona$56,052$26.955,390
18North Carolina$49,152$23.6311,435
19Ohio$48,561$23.3511,327
20West Virginia$46,042$22.141,899
21Texas$49,002$23.5621,868
22Illinois$47,860$23.0113,436
23Oregon$54,157$26.043,272
24Florida$45,798$22.0217,600
25Washington$53,104$25.535,443
26Indiana$42,793$20.577,355
27Utah$46,242$22.232,981
28Wisconsin$44,622$21.455,580
29New Mexico$48,884$23.501,377
30Louisiana$42,369$20.373,390
31Tennessee$40,034$19.256,694
32South Carolina$40,403$19.425,034
33Colorado$45,634$21.945,500
34Idaho$45,201$21.731,274
35Kentucky$40,041$19.254,020
36North Dakota$42,603$20.48771
37Iowa$42,730$20.543,097
38Minnesota$44,031$21.175,484
39Hawaii$47,222$22.70734
40Oklahoma$40,053$19.262,776
41Mississippi$38,306$18.422,289
42Missouri$39,956$19.215,530
43Arkansas$38,595$18.562,304
44South Dakota$39,954$19.21693
45Georgia$38,259$18.3910,209
46Alabama$38,154$18.344,117
47Alaska$41,024$19.72464
48Wyoming$39,407$18.95471
49Montana$39,521$19.00896
50Kansas$39,292$18.892,372
51Nebraska$39,466$18.971,556

Highest Paying Cities For Associates

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1Washington, DC$93,302$44.86
2New York, NY$90,902$43.70
3Menlo Park, CA$82,294$39.56
4Greenwich, CT$75,612$36.35
5Boston, MA$73,450$35.31
6Jersey City, NJ$69,759$33.54
7Wilmington, DE$63,988$30.76
8McLean, VA$59,042$28.39
9Philadelphia, PA$58,711$28.23
10Baltimore, MD$58,397$28.08
11Phoenix, AZ$56,108$26.98
12Seattle, WA$53,411$25.68
13Portland, ME$53,231$25.59
14Jacksonville, NC$52,847$25.41
15Portland, OR$52,695$25.33

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Washington, DC
  2. New York, NY
  3. Menlo Park, CA
  4. Greenwich, CT
  5. Boston, MA

Associate Salary Details

Average Associate Salary Graph
Average Associate Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is an Associate's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$140,000$11,667$67
75th Percentile$100,000$8,333$48
Average$69,556$5,796$33
25th Percentile$48,000$4,000$23
10th Percentile$34,000$2,833$16

Which Companies Pay Associates The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Reed Smith are the highest paying companies for associates.
RankCompanyAverage SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
1Simpson Thacher & Bartlett$267,834$128.77
2Reed Smith$255,348$122.76
3Latham & Watkins$247,914$119.19
4Hughes Hubbard & Reed$246,455$118.49
5Sidley Austin$246,445$118.48
6Mayer Brown$246,388$118.46
7Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman$244,531$117.561
8Fried Frank$243,628$117.13
9Kramer Levin$243,449$117.04
10Nixon Peabody$242,958$116.81
11Ropes & Gray$242,592$116.63
12K&L Gates$242,368$116.52
13Paul Hastings$242,342$116.51
14Boies Schiller Flexner$241,241$115.98
15Munger, Tolles & Olson$240,546$115.65
16Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton$240,234$115.50
17Cooley$239,709$115.24
18Alston & Bird$239,654$115.22
19Kirkland & Ellis$239,030$114.92
20Skadden$238,600$114.71

Associate Salary Trends

Average Associate Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Associate Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$69,600$33.44+6.8%
    2021$64,900$31.18+4.2%
    2020$62,200$29.88+4.1%
    2019$59,600$28.66+2.3%
    2018$58,300$28.01+4.0%

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    HNTBAssociate Architect IIDenver, CO07/26/2022$55,921
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    TCW GlobalAssociate-FP&AIrvine, CA07/26/2022$80,000
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    The Salvation ArmyKroc Safety AssociatePhiladelphia, PA07/26/2022$34,623
    Beacon Hill Staffing Group, LLCBilingual AssociateChicago, IL07/26/2022$50,000
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    Associate Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Associates The Most?

    New York pays Associates the most in the United States, with an average salary of $92,361 per year, or $44.40 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As An Associate?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Associate if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New York you should be paid close to $89,570 per year.

    What Type Of Associate Gets Paid The Most?

    Furniture Sales Associate gets paid the most. Furniture Sales Associate made a median salary of $49,717. The best-paid 10 percent make $58,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $42,000.

    What Is A Good Starting Salary For An Associate?

    A good starting salary for an associate is $36,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for an associate in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for associates is $70,289, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for an associate can vary by state.

    What Does An Associate Earn At Jp Morgan?

    The average associate at JP Morgan earns about $85,000 per year. Although the title of associate indicates a low rank, at a successful company, an associate can earn a high salary.

    An associate at a company like JP Morgan may also anticipate the chance to gain experience and earn a more senior position.

    What Is A Good Entry-level Salary For A Data Entry Clerk?

    A good entry-level salary for a data entry clerk is between $14 to $15 an hour. This is about $30,000 a year in annual salary for the position.

    Salaries for data entry clerks are often determined by the candidate's level of education, experience, relevant certifications, and skill set, as well as the position's specific job responsibilities. This is why entry-level data entry clerks are typically paid less.

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