Updated August 18, 2021
Average Associate Salary
$84,000 yearly
$40.80 hourly

Entry level Salary
$52,000 yearly
$52,000
10 %
$84,000
Median
$136,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$136,000
$11,333
$65
75th Percentile
$108,000
$9,000
$52
Average
$84,863
$7,072
$41
25th Percentile
$66,000
$5,500
$32
10th Percentile
$52,000
$4,333
$25

Average Associate Salary By State

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Associate average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$40,283
$19.37
Alaska
$45,860
$22.05
Arizona
$48,276
$23.21
Arkansas
$39,596
$19.04
California
$65,116
$31.31
Colorado
$44,733
$21.51
Connecticut
$60,738
$29.20
Delaware
$54,394
$26.15
District of Columbia
$75,203
$36.16
Florida
$46,285
$22.25
Georgia
$37,751
$18.15
Hawaii
$75,725
$36.41
Idaho
$42,953
$20.65
Illinois
$47,341
$22.76
Indiana
$42,784
$20.57
Iowa
$59,342
$28.53
Kansas
$40,800
$19.62
Kentucky
$40,308
$19.38
Louisiana
$42,450
$20.41
Maine
$37,930
$18.24
Maryland
$50,470
$24.26
Massachusetts
$55,397
$26.63
Michigan
$48,514
$23.32
Minnesota
$49,617
$23.85
Mississippi
$39,728
$19.10
Missouri
$42,030
$20.21
Montana
$43,781
$21.05
Nebraska
$43,279
$20.81
Nevada
$48,247
$23.20
New Hampshire
$43,661
$20.99
New Jersey
$57,736
$27.76
New Mexico
$48,877
$23.50
New York
$66,838
$32.13
North Carolina
$44,036
$21.17
North Dakota
$47,074
$22.63
Ohio
$46,564
$22.39
Oklahoma
$46,708
$22.46
Oregon
$52,041
$25.02
Pennsylvania
$51,187
$24.61
Rhode Island
$50,586
$24.32
South Carolina
$40,109
$19.28
South Dakota
$46,827
$22.51
Tennessee
$40,678
$19.56
Texas
$48,177
$23.16
Utah
$44,271
$21.28
Vermont
$40,805
$19.62
Virginia
$46,928
$22.56
Washington
$56,948
$27.38
West Virginia
$42,202
$20.29
Wisconsin
$46,326
$22.27
Wyoming
$42,837
$20.59

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Highest Paying Cities For Associate

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Washington, DC
$75,310
$36.21
San Francisco, CA
$71,148
$34.21
New York, NY
$67,450
$32.43
Greenwich, CT
$61,393
$29.52
Iowa City, IA
$59,674
$28.69
Seattle, WA
$57,666
$27.72

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How much does an Associate make?

The average associate salary is $84,863 per year, or $40.8 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $52,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $136,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, New York, California, Connecticut, and Iowa provide the highest associate salaries.

Average Associate Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $84,900
    $40.80
    +4.1%
    2020
    $81,400
    $39.13
    +2.3%
    2019
    $79,500
    $38.24
    +4.0%
    2018
    $76,400
    $36.72
    +1.8%
    2017
    $75,000
    $36.06
    +1.2%

    Which Companies Pay Associates The Most?

    To earn a high income as an associate, working for Sidley Austin or Jones Day might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like White & Case and Paul Hastings report highly competitive wages for associates.
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    Recently Added Associate Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    KPMG
    Associate, Cloud Transformation
    Associate, Cloud Transformation
    Boston, MA
    08/31/2021
    $44,800
    08/31/2021
    Robinhood
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    Denver, CO
    08/31/2021
    $69,000
    08/31/2021
    Peopleready
    Construction Associate
    Construction Associate
    Longmont, CO
    08/31/2021
    $33,392
    08/31/2021
    Dupont
    Molding Associate
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    Enon, OH
    08/31/2021
    $41,156
    08/31/2021
    Big Apple
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    Kennebunk, ME
    08/31/2021
    $33,705
    08/31/2021
    Smith & Nephew
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    Post Acute Associate, Aldridge
    New York, NY
    08/31/2021
    $40,000
    08/31/2021
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    Post Acute Associate, Great Lakes
    Post Acute Associate, Great Lakes
    Kentucky
    08/31/2021
    $40,000
    08/31/2021
    Atrium Hospitality LP
    Banquet Associate-Audio Visual
    Banquet Associate-Audio Visual
    Loveland, CO
    08/31/2021
    $30,262
    08/31/2021
    Alvarez and Marsal
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    Associate, Compensation and Benefits
    Denver, CO
    08/31/2021
    $65,000
    08/31/2021
    Earthjustice
    Associate Writer
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    San Francisco, CA
    08/31/2021
    $69,789
    08/31/2021

    Average Associate Salary by Demographic

    Associate Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $84,257
    female-income
    Female Income
    $79,804
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$84,257
    Female$79,804
    Median Associate Income by Race
    White associates have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian associates have the lowest average salary at $81,108.
    $85,000
    $68,000
    $51,000
    $34,000
    $17,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$83,514
    Black or African American$81,408
    Asian$81,108
    Hispanic or Latino$82,301
    Average Associate Salary by Education Level
    Associates with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $100,633 annually. With a Masters degree, associates earn a median annual income of $98,024 compared to $88,159 for associates with an Associate degree.
    $105,000
    $84,000
    $63,000
    $42,000
    $21,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$84,257
    Master's Degree$98,024
    Bachelor's Degree$100,633
    Some College/ Associate Degree$88,159

    Associate FAQs

    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.

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    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.

    New data entry clerks might only be expected to enter accurate data as quickly as possible. Volume is often as much of a goal as precision, and as such, entry-level data entry clerks cannot handle significant volume while maintaining high levels of precision.

    More experienced data entry clerks might be expected to interpret and channel recorded information to the proper supervisor or department and even oversee other clerks while maintaining high speed with their workloads. Therefore the more highly experienced employees can make significantly more than entry-level data entry clerks.

    Since upper-level data entry jobs have more responsibility and require greater skill levels, these typically require higher education levels and pay higher wages. Some experienced data entry clerks can make around $45,000 a year.

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