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Senior Associate Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$85,000
$61,000
$85,000
$117,000
Senior associates in the United States make an average salary of $85,394 per year or $41.06 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $62,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $117,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Colorado, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and California provide the highest senior associate salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Denver, CO
$101,068
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Map of Senior Associate Salaries

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Average Salary

Average Senior Associate Salary By Location

While a senior associate can average a salary of $85,394 per year, or $41.06 per hour, there are many opportunities for senior associates to make more. For example, in Denver, CO you might make $101,068 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Francisco, CA, Teaneck, NJ and New York, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Denver, CO where the average starting salary is $64,000. The highest paying states for senior associates include Colorado, New Jersey and New York. Meanwhile, Louisiana, Tennessee, and South Carolina offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$101,068
$101k
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$99,202
$99k
Teaneck, NJ
Teaneck, NJ
$95,365
$95k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$93,512
$94k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$92,818
$93k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$89,420
$89k
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
$88,917
$89k
Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT
$88,742
$89k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$87,786
$88k
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$87,218
$87k

High Paying Senior Associate Jobs

Average Senior Associate Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a senior associate, working for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates or Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Sidley Austin and Morrison & Foerster report highly competitive salaries for senior associates.

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Senior Associate Salary History

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    $70,000
    $70,000
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    $50,088
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    East Haven, CT
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    $65,000
    $65,000
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    Tampa, FL
    Tampa, FL
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    $110,000
    $110,000
    09/24/2020
    Access Associate Senior
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    Charlottesville, VA
    09/23/2020
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    $27,381
    $27,381
    09/23/2020
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    09/22/2020
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    $85,000
    $85,000
    09/22/2020
    Multimedia Senior Associate, Knowledge & Communications
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    Philadelphia, PA
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    09/06/2020
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    $69,000
    $69,000
    09/06/2020
    Multimedia Senior Associate, Knowledge & Communications-New
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    New York, NY
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    09/06/2020
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    $69,000
    $69,000
    09/06/2020
    Senior Associate
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    08/29/2020
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    $75,000
    $75,000
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    08/25/2020
    $51,582
    $51,582
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