The estimated total pay for a Associate is $88,962 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $80,898 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $8,064 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.
How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of $67K-$119K/yr?
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For an Associate in United States
Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Associate in United States. Employers include Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Milbank LLP and Kelley Drye.
For Associate in United States
|1||Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati||$289,575|
|7||King & Spalding||$267,556|
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|Amazon Associate salaries - 5,242 salaries reported||$22/hr|
|Goldman Sachs Associate salaries - 4,281 salaries reported||$150,330/yr|
|KPMG Associate salaries - 3,845 salaries reported||$93,260/yr|
|PwC Associate salaries - 3,449 salaries reported||$117,209/yr|
|Booz Allen Hamilton Associate salaries - 3,035 salaries reported||$101,847/yr|
|Morgan Stanley Associate salaries - 3,027 salaries reported||$140,927/yr|
|Panera Bread Associate salaries - 2,862 salaries reported||$17/hr|
|Walmart Associate salaries - 2,344 salaries reported||$17/hr|
|BlackRock Associate salaries - 2,092 salaries reported||$147,369/yr|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co Associate salaries - 1,975 salaries reported||$123,422/yr|
|Boston Consulting Group Associate salaries - 1,513 salaries reported||$153,134/yr|
|In-N-Out Burger Associate salaries - 1,377 salaries reported||$18/hr|
|Deutsche Bank Associate salaries - 1,217 salaries reported||$135,045/yr|
|McKinsey & Company Associate salaries - 1,130 salaries reported||$210,854/yr|
|Infosys Associate salaries - 990 salaries reported||$65,917/yr|
|Credit Suisse Associate salaries - 868 salaries reported||$134,593/yr|
|Bank of America Associate salaries - 748 salaries reported||$113,736/yr|
|Cognizant Technology Solutions Associate salaries - 743 salaries reported||$74,151/yr|
|Houlihan Lokey Associate salaries - 720 salaries reported||$169,785/yr|
|ALDI Associate salaries - 718 salaries reported||$18/hr|
For an Associate in United States
The top 5 paying industries for an Associate in United States are Legal with a median total pay of $216,256, Financial Services with a median total pay of $127,013, Real Estate with a median total pay of $107,512, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $95,007, and Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $92,616.
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What is the pay outlook for Consulting?
Consulting jobs provide opportunities to build both general and specialized skills and develop at all stages of a worker’s professional career. Requirements vary widely by industry, with workers being compensated more for higher education and specialization. Additionally, workers have the opportunity to expand their professional network and undergo continuous on-the-job training to upskill and meet evolving client requirements.
2 years ago
Can you be a socialist/antifascist and a work in biglaw? I am a biglaw associate, currently working in a practice area where I feel my work benefits society as a whole and not mainly our clients at the expense of others. I am also a socialist and care deeply about issues like systemic racism, climate change and the huge differences in income and wealth in this country. People with an income like me and partners in particular should be taxed way more. Any other biglaw folks who feel the same?
3 years ago
Interested to know since this is rarely done, but what is your salary/state/position (__ year associate, etc.)/practice area? I see salaries posted far too often without any context. Surely everyone on here isn’t biglaw in NYC, Miami, LA, etc. Where are all the normal folks at?
3 years ago
Anyone else in the “here for a good time not a long time” club? This job gets a lot more tolerable when you don’t actually need it (no intention to make partner, no loans, etc.). I generally do good work, but I’m happy being a B associate, I don’t dwell on small mistakes or what partners think of me, I take my vacations and never overwork myself to “look good”. All this to say, you don’t need to be an A+ associate to stay employed. Try being a B associate, it’s a lot more fun.
The average salary for an Associate is $88,962 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 139003 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Associate employees in United States.
The highest salary for an Associate in United States is $119,099 per year.
The lowest salary for an Associate in United States is $66,752 per year.
If you are thinking of becoming an Associate or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of an Associate.
Associate pay ranges widely, reflecting the range of positions that can fall under the umbrella term. Associates in fields with high barriers to entry, such as law, are generally paid higher salaries than those in fields with lower barriers to entry, such as customer sales associates. Associate pay will generally jump once they are promoted into a position above associate. For instance, an associate attorney may become a partner or an associate professor may become a full professor.
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When it comes to associate salary satisfaction, 69% of professionals on Glassdoor consider themselves satisfied. Some perks of the job include flexible scheduling, full benefits, and the opportunity to earn about $8,063.57 in additional income every year through avenues including tips, profit sharing, and bonuses.
If you follow the average associate career path, your income will likely increase as you gain experience in the role. Factors including industry, tips, and location also impact your salary as an associate. In general, however, expect earnings ranging between $51,597.90 and $154,333.92, with average annual pay of $88,961.89. If you remain in the field, you could become a senior associate and earn more money.
The path toward earning more as an associate depends on where you're located and the industry you're working in. Do you work for a local retailer or a nationwide chain? Are you in an affordable shop or a high-end boutique? A large metropolitan area or a rural community? In these cases, the latter generally pays higher, and you can often land a higher associate salary by relocating or switching industries. Plus, many roles offer the opportunity to earn tips and/or commission in addition to your associate salary. Not every position offers this, so be sure to actively seek out these lucrative associate roles as you garner more on-the-job experience.
Associate salaries generally fall within a pre-determined range, so bargaining for a higher salary can be difficult. Your best chances to score involve speaking up first, whether you're responding to a job offer or making a salary request. You can reasonably ask for 10 to 15% above the number given, but you'll need to back up your claim with evidence, such as positive customer reviews or sales numbers. If your employer won't give you the full 15%, they'll likely meet you in the middle when you factor in benefits, such as vacation time, flexible scheduling, and health insurance. Bargaining in associate roles always extends beyond salary, so include perks too.