Considering an MD position at Accenture and need to give comp expectation, its on Strategy side. Of course its based on my own need and desire, but like to hear from (ex)MDs at Accenture if 400k sounds like a reasonable ask for base. And can anyone help me understand the difference between L4 and L3? For reference, I am a Senior Principal with almost 2 years executive industry experience post consulting. Thanks for any insights!

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I joined as an external hire, L3. Base $425.

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A2 do you know where L2 starts for base?

I used to be there and the range was wide so ask for what seems reasonable in your market. As for MD levels the difference is in total comp (base plus rsu) and obviously being cl3 is a step closer to the next promo and more $.

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I’m considering leaving D for ACN so curious What comp looks like.

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Accenture strategy has fixed pay bands for all levels. I’m a home grown MD and my base is $305k as an L4. Coming in as an experienced Hire you might have more flexibility. If you come in at L3 I think you can shoot for $400-450. But it’s hard to say without seeing your resume and understand what your mean by senior principal or executive as those titles vary greatly by firm.

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I’d say it’s very good especially when factoring in stock performance.

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MD comp varies widely depending on where you sit in the org. A first year MD could have a base of anywhere from $215k - $325k. That is just base, doesn’t include bonuses or equity which could be another 25-45%

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Have had similar conversations and the base comp figures I received were significantly higher— $500-$850 (L4-L2) within CyberSecurity. Was the recruiting firm stretching a bit or does MD comp vary that much between practices?

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L4s are not making 500k base, I can tell you that for sure. You *might* find some L3s pushing up on that. You’d also be hard pressed to find L2s making 850k base. You sure they weren’t saying total comp? If total comp, then for sure those numbers are in line or even a bit low.

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Thanks A2! I’ll have to follow up next discussion for clarity.

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In my 4th year as an L4 MD at Accenture. Base $325. Total comp in 2020 was $600 between variable cash and RSUs - which vest over 3 years. This doesn’t include whatever I have from our equity purchase program. Comp can be complex. All the upside is stock based - but if you stay for a while - and the market holds - it can be significant.

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To answer your question - 400 is reasonable.

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Thanks. Thats the direction I was thinking in actually ;-)

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