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All else equal, Would you accept a job offer with a 45% salary increase but only a 12% increase in total pay (assuming bonuses are paid at expected amounts)? New company gives little to no bonus payments. Thanks.

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If I’m understanding correctly, you would have effectively turned discretionary pay (bonuses) into non-discretionary pay (salary) AND gotten a pay increase. This is a win/win as long as you the amount of your salary continues to rise, even if your bonuses don’t

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Salary carries, bonuses can vary. I’d lean towards taking it but definitely see what’s negotiable

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I’d take the salary. Building the base is important

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As a risk-averse accountant lol, I'd probably lean towards having more of my compensation in salary. Bonuses definitely make the good years good, but there are the chance of having bad years that can significantly affect your bonus.

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Throw a counter out there

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Negotiate more PTO

Wait. PwC bonuses are that much?

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Thanks for the input everyone. Leaning towards taking it but going to counter one last time!

Base is king

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