Associate Manager Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for associate managers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 951,207 associate managers currently employed in the United States.
  • 52.5% of all associate managers are women, while only 43.5% are men.
  • The average age of an employed associate manager is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of associate managers is White (73.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12.7%) and Asian (6.0%).
  • The majority of associate managers are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Associate managers are paid an average annual salary of $95,568.
  • Associate managers average starting salary is $72,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid associate managers earn as much as $126,000 or more.
  • 18% of all associate managers are LGBT.
  • Associate managers are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Associate Manager Statistics By Gender

Among associate managers, 52.5% of them are women compared to 43.5% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 52.5%
  • Male, 43.5%
  • Unknown, 4.0%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Female
Female
52.5%
52.5%
Male
Male
43.5%
43.5%
Unknown
Unknown
4.0%
4.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Associate Manager

Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$92,958
female-income
Female Income
$87,218

Associate Manager Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
76%
73%
71%
68%
66%
63%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
2008
70.72%
70.72%
29.28%
29.28%
2009
2009
70.86%
70.86%
29.14%
29.14%
2010
2010
69.76%
69.76%
30.24%
30.24%
2011
2011
68.80%
68.80%
31.20%
31.20%
2012
2012
68.48%
68.48%
31.52%
31.52%
2013
2013
68.35%
68.35%
31.65%
31.65%
2014
2014
71.21%
71.21%
28.79%
28.79%
2015
2015
70.45%
70.45%
29.55%
29.55%
2016
2016
70.37%
70.37%
29.63%
29.63%
2017
2017
68.98%
68.98%
31.02%
31.02%
2018
2018
68.87%
68.87%
31.13%
31.13%

Associate Manager Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, general superintendent and director of plant operations have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Administrative Assistant To General Manager11%85%
Manager Stylist13%83%
Alteration Manager15%82%
Associate Manager44%52%
District Commercial Superintendent90%2%
Director Of Plant Operations93%4%
General Superintendent94%3%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
General Superintendent
Director Of Plant Operations
District Commercial Superintendent
Associate Manager
Alteration Manager
Manager Stylist
Administrative Assistant To General Manager
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Associate Manager Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among associate managers is White, which makes up 73.1% of all associate managers. Comparatively, there are 12.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.0% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 73.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 12.7%
  • Asian, 6.0%
  • Black or African American, 5.6%
  • Unknown, 2.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%
Job Title
Associate Manager RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
White
73.1%
73.1%
Hispanic or Latino
Hispanic or Latino
12.7%
12.7%
Asian
Asian
6.0%
6.0%
Black or African American
Black or African American
5.6%
5.6%
Unknown
Unknown
2.2%
2.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
0.4%

Associate Manager 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 managers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
2010
75.61%
75.61%
6.20%
6.20%
5.18%
5.18%
10.73%
10.73%
2011
2011
75.45%
75.45%
6.36%
6.36%
5.20%
5.20%
10.45%
10.45%
2012
2012
75.11%
75.11%
5.93%
5.93%
5.34%
5.34%
11.52%
11.52%
2013
2013
75.61%
75.61%
5.75%
5.75%
5.38%
5.38%
10.88%
10.88%
2014
2014
74.51%
74.51%
5.72%
5.72%
5.27%
5.27%
12.24%
12.24%
2015
2015
74.52%
74.52%
5.78%
5.78%
5.21%
5.21%
12.16%
12.16%
2016
2016
72.19%
72.19%
6.29%
6.29%
5.66%
5.66%
13.37%
13.37%
2017
2017
73.54%
73.54%
5.78%
5.78%
5.40%
5.40%
12.87%
12.87%
2018
2018
73.11%
73.11%
5.55%
5.55%
5.98%
5.98%
12.74%
12.74%

Associate Manager Wage Gap By Race

Asian associate managers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american associate managers have the lowest average salary at $87,612.
$94,000
$92,000
$90,000
$88,000
$86,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$88,418
White$91,165
Black or African American$87,612
Asian$92,781
Hispanic or Latino$90,463

Average Age of an Associate Manager

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

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
Black or African American
46
46
42
42
Unknown
Unknown
42
42
41
41
Asian
Asian
43
43
41
41
Hispanic or Latino
Hispanic or Latino
41
41
40
40
White
White
46
46
44
44
American Indian and Alaska Native
American Indian and Alaska Native
42
42
51
51

Associate Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of associate manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of associate managers is 40+ years old, which represents 64% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Associate Manager YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
20-30 years
9%
9%
30-40 years
30-40 years
28%
28%
40+ years
40+ years
64%
64%

Types of Associate Manager Degree Levels

The most common degree for associate managers is bachelor's degree 58% of associate managers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 16% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 12%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 58%
  • Associate, 16%
  • High School Diploma, 12%
  • Masters, 8%
  • Other Degrees, 6%
Job Title
Associate Manager DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Bachelors
Bachelors
58%
58%
Associate
Associate
16%
16%
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
12%
12%
Masters
Masters
8%
8%
Other Degrees
Other Degrees
6%
6%

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Associate Manager Wage Gap By Education

Associate managers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $110,775 annually. With a Bachelors degree, associate managers earn a median annual income of $99,252 compared to $92,958 for associate managers with an Associate degree.
$115,000
$110,000
$105,000
$100,000
$95,000
$90,000
$85,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$89,305
Master's Degree$110,775
Bachelor's Degree$99,252
Some College/ Associate Degree$92,958

Associate Manager Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
< 50 employees
1%
1%
50 - 100 employees
50 - 100 employees
1%
1%
100 - 500 employees
100 - 500 employees
4%
4%
500 - 1,000 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
7%
7%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
37%
37%
> 10,000 employees
> 10,000 employees
50%
50%

The Types Of Companies Associate Manager Work In

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

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Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Public
Public
52%
52%
Private
Private
47%
47%
Government
Government
1%
1%

Top Industries Hiring Associate Managers

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

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Retail

Fortune 500

Hospitality

Finance

Technology

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Retail
Retail
25%
25%
Fortune 500
Fortune 500
20%
20%
Hospitality
Hospitality
14%
14%
Finance
Finance
6%
6%
Technology
Technology
6%
6%
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
5%
5%
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
4%
4%
Health Care
Health Care
3%
3%
Media
Media
2%
2%
Professional
Professional
2%
2%
Non Profits
Non Profits
2%
2%
Insurance
Insurance
2%
2%
Internet
Internet
1%
1%
Transportation
Transportation
1%
1%
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
1%
1%
Automotive
Automotive
1%
1%
Construction
Construction
1%
1%
Real Estate
Real Estate
1%
1%
Energy
Energy
1%
1%

Associate Manager Turnover And Employment Statistics

Associate Manager 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 managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescAssociate Manager Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
2010
6.02%
6.02%
2011
2011
5.17%
5.17%
2012
2012
4.50%
4.50%
2013
2013
3.74%
3.74%
2014
2014
3.19%
3.19%
2015
2015
2.83%
2.83%
2016
2016
2.57%
2.57%
2017
2017
2.68%
2.68%
2018
2018
2.15%
2.15%

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

By looking over 18,964 associate managers resumes, we figured out that the average associate manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 37%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
Less than 1 year
15%
15%
1-2 years
1-2 years
37%
37%
3-4 years
3-4 years
17%
17%
5-7 years
5-7 years
17%
17%
8-10 years
8-10 years
6%
6%
11+ years
11+ years
8%
8%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Associate Managers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to associate managers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Engineering Coordinator15.08%
Associate Manager17.88%
Board Of Directors Member18.57%
Director Of Front Office21.82%
Advertising Manager25.47%
Practice Administrator28.57%
Group Home Manager29.21%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Engineering Coordinator
Engineering Coordinator
15.08%
15.08%
Board Of Directors Member
Board Of Directors Member
18.57%
18.57%
Director Of Front Office
Director Of Front Office
21.82%
21.82%
Advertising Manager
Advertising Manager
25.47%
25.47%
Practice Administrator
Practice Administrator
28.57%
28.57%
Group Home Manager
Group Home Manager
29.21%
29.21%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Associate Managers

The most common foreign language among associate managers is Spanish at 53.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.9% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 4.8%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 53.2%
  • French, 9.9%
  • Chinese, 4.8%
  • German, 4.8%
  • Mandarin, 3.7%
  • Other, 23.6%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
Spanish
53.2%
53.2%
French
French
9.9%
9.9%
Chinese
Chinese
4.8%
4.8%
German
German
4.8%
4.8%
Mandarin
Mandarin
3.7%
3.7%
Other
Other
23.6%
23.6%

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Where Do Associate Managers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Associate Managers Located?

By looking through more than 18,964 resumes, we found that the most popular places for associate managers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Associate Managers

Where Are Associate Managers In High Demand?

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

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