The associate is the first stage in the career ladder. This is the "lower" rung in a company or organization, and involves lower pay, less responsibilities, and less job security. After a period of time, it will become difficult to move up due to high competition for the positions that are available. These are usually entry-level positions with little experience required, so they can be found in all kinds of organizations; large businesses like banks, technology companies, and large corporations often have student worker programs that offer entry-level jobs for students who need an income.
The average salary for a associate is $2100 per month. The lowest salaries we recorded were $1600 and the highest salaries we have seen were $2700 per month.