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How Much Does a Summer Associate Earn In The United States?

Summer Associate Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$38,000
$23,000
$38,000
$62,000
Summer associates in the United States make an average salary of $38,374 per year or $18.45 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $62,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Connecticut, New York, Nevada, and Washington provide the highest summer associate salaries.
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Where Summer Associates Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Summer Associates Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a summer associate is roughly $38,374 per year, which boils down to $18.45 per hour. Interestingly enough, summer associates have the highest salaries in San Francisco, CA at about $80,740 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $40,000. Additionally, summer associates make more than the average salary in New York, NY, Boston, MA, Denver, CO, Washington, DC, and Salt Lake City, UT. On a more broad level, summer associate salaries are highest in California, Connecticut, New York, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and Rhode Island. On the contrary, Kentucky, Virginia, and Montana offer the lowest summer associate salaries.
Location
1. San Francisco, CA
$80,740
Avg. Salary
$27k
$115k
2. New York, NY
$60,859
Avg. Salary
$27k
$115k
3. Boston, MA
$54,755
Avg. Salary
$27k
$115k
4. Denver, CO
$54,710
Avg. Salary
$27k
$115k
5. Washington, DC
$48,945
Avg. Salary
$27k
$115k
6. Salt Lake City, UT
$46,997
Avg. Salary
$27k
$115k

High Paying Summer Associate Jobs

Which Companies Pay Summer Associates The Most?

To earn a high income as a summer associate, working for McKinsey & Company or Lazard might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like RSM US and Carnival Cruise Line report highly competitive wages for summer associates.
Company
Avg. Salary
$30k
$84k
Avg. Salary
$30k
$84k
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$30k
$84k
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$30k
$84k
Avg. Salary
$30k
$84k
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$30k
$84k

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Summer Associate Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Summer Associate Salaries

    The salary for a summer 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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