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Associate Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$108,000
$71,000
$108,000
$165,000
Associates in the United States make an average salary of $108,548 per year or $52.19 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $71,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $165,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maine, California, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts provide the highest associate salaries.
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Average Salary

Average Associate Salary By Location

While an associate can average a salary of $108,548 per year, or $52.19 per hour, there are many opportunities for associates to make more. For example, in Menlo Park, CA you might make $87,601 per year. Other high-paying locations include Washington, DC, New York, NY and Stamford, CT. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Menlo Park, CA where the average starting salary is $42,000. The highest paying states for associates include Maine, California and New York. Meanwhile, Alabama, South Dakota, and North Carolina offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Menlo Park, CA
Menlo Park, CA
$87,601
$88k
Stamford, CT
Stamford, CT
$76,715
$77k
Iowa City, IA
Iowa City, IA
$69,396
$69k

High Paying Associate Jobs

Average Associate Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an associate, working for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison or Schulte Roth & Zabel might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Debevoise & Plimpton and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton report highly competitive salaries for associates.

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Associate Salary History

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    Associate Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an associate 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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