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At 27, 1st year sr associate, non mba masters and earning 105k. High col city. Underpaid? What are thr prospects of hitting 200k in a few years. Should I go get an mba?

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For reference, I hit 200k after 11 years of exp (3 yrs in big4), age 35 and made Director. No MBA or Masters. I still don’t believe degree helps in anyway more than experience.

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You got a while to go to make 200k - Director/Senior Manager level. In my opinion, an MBA only gets you so far if you come back to consulting... you'll likely have missed out on a couple of years of experience and see some of your colleagues pass you by. MBA could be a good idea to kick off a career change.

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Huge salary bands for those levels. You'll probably be approaching 200k at D1. So you got highered by KPMG at 105k?

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For perspective, non-MBA. I was at 105 at 27. Now 35 making just short of 160.

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@op that's high for a first year senior. We're you hired out of Masters? What salary? What were you doing after undergrad

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U would be surprised.

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He works at EY thats why. Just like me lol

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Yes I was hired out of masters. I am not sure what kind of raise can I expect in the coming years. Two levels till partner (Manager and Director).

I am now an SM as well for additional context.

EY1 - you’re a SM making less than 160? How?

Wow

To set perspective, what practice/service lines are you in?

There are a lot of SM’s in Consulting at Deloitte with 2 yrs experience making less than $160k

Deloitte SMs (1st year) in Federal are by no means assured to reach 200k.

D2, really? What practice?

Anyone who has been there since the consultant analyst even depending on when sr consultant level it's possible.

OP, sounds like you and I are similar situations. First year senior w/ law degree and 3 yrs work experience before law school, $100K in middle range COL city. In Risk

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