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Staff Associate Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$59,000
$38,000
$59,000
$92,000
The average staff associate makes about $59,467 per year. That's $28.59 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $38,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $92,000. Many of staff associates seem to be drawn to education and finance companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case staff associates tend to work at telecommunication, automotive, and manufacturing companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Connecticut, New Jersey and New York pay staff associates the highest salaries.
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Map of Staff Associate Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Staff Associate Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a staff associate is roughly $59,467 per year, which boils down to $28.59 per hour. Interestingly enough, staff associates have the highest salaries in Washington, DC at about $86,975 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Washington, DC is $47,000. Additionally, staff associates make more than the average salary in New Haven, CT, San Francisco, CA, Cleveland, OH, New York, NY, and Baltimore, MD. On a more broad level, staff associate salaries are highest in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, and California. On the contrary, Louisiana, Hawaii, and Montana offer the lowest staff associate salaries.

City
Average Salary
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$86,975
$87k
New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT
$79,028
$79k
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$78,458
$78k
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH
$76,845
$77k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$75,462
$75k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$71,971
$72k
Allentown, PA
Allentown, PA
$70,047
$70k
Rochester, MN
Rochester, MN
$69,622
$70k
Westfield, MA
Westfield, MA
$69,118
$69k
Reston, VA
Reston, VA
$68,380
$68k

High Paying Staff Associate Jobs

Average Staff Associate Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a staff associate, being employed by a company such as Bennett or SLD CPAs would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like BKD and JPMorgan Chase also report highly competitive salaries for staff associates.

Company
Average Salary
$133,619
$134k
$90,025
$90k
$85,460
$85k
$72,505
$73k
$67,795
$68k

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Staff Associate Salary History

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    Average Staff Associate Pay By Industry

    Staff associate salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with telecommunication, automotive, and manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a staff associate can make a yearly salary of $77,523 while working for telecommunication companies. All the while, other staff associates are making $67,606 at automotive companies and $62,547 at manufacturing companies. One industry staff associates may want to avoid is the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $44,834.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $77,523
    $78k
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $67,606
    $68k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $62,547
    $63k
    Professional
    Professional
    $60,557
    $61k
    Education
    Education
    $55,895
    $56k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $54,992
    $55k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $53,105
    $53k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $44,834
    $45k

    Staff Associate Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a staff 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.

    Recently Added Staff Associate Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    North Shore Community College
    North Shore Community College
    Staff Associate (Program Coordinator), ESL-North Shore Community College
    Staff Associate (Program Coordinator), ESL-North Shore Community College
    Staff Associate (Program Coordinator), ESL-North Shore Community College
    Lynn, MA
    Lynn, MA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $54,262
    $54,262
    10/30/2020
    State of Nevada
    State of Nevada
    Staff 2, Associate Engineer-Roadway Design-Hydraulics
    Staff 2, Associate Engineer-Roadway Design-Hydraulics
    Staff 2, Associate Engineer-Roadway Design-Hydraulics
    Nevada
    Nevada
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $55,958
    $55,958
    10/23/2020
    Worcester State University
    Worcester State University
    Staff Associate, Supervisor of 3Rd Shift Maintenance-Worcester State University
    Staff Associate, Supervisor of 3Rd Shift Maintenance-Worcester State University
    Staff Associate, Supervisor of 3Rd Shift Maintenance-Worcester State University
    Worcester, MA
    Worcester, MA
    09/20/2020
    09/20/2020
    $55,000
    $55,000
    09/20/2020
    Associate, Wait Staff
    Associate, Wait Staff
    Memphis, TN
    Memphis, TN
    09/16/2020
    09/16/2020
    $28,175
    $28,175
    09/16/2020
    Associate, Wait Staff
    Associate, Wait Staff
    Memphis, TN
    Memphis, TN
    09/15/2020
    09/15/2020
    $28,175
    $28,175
    09/15/2020
    Staff Associate III
    Staff Associate III
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    09/12/2020
    09/12/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    09/12/2020
    Staff Associate 1
    Staff Associate 1
    Boston, MA
    Boston, MA
    08/14/2020
    08/14/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    08/14/2020
    Suny Buffalo State
    Suny Buffalo State
    Senior Staff Associate
    Senior Staff Associate
    Senior Staff Associate
    Buffalo, NY
    Buffalo, NY
    05/22/2020
    05/22/2020
    $90,000
    $90,000
    05/22/2020
    Sober Living Night Staff Associate/Tech
    Sober Living Night Staff Associate/Tech
    West Monroe, LA
    West Monroe, LA
    05/04/2020
    05/04/2020
    $22,957
    $22,957
    05/04/2020
    Bristol Community College
    Bristol Community College
    Staff Associate
    Staff Associate
    Staff Associate
    Fall River, MA
    Fall River, MA
    03/19/2020
    03/19/2020
    $55,000
    $55,000
    03/19/2020