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Feeling ripped off. Make 120k and got a $3500 signing bonus as a Senior Consultant in DC office. 6 YOE in relevant field (not consulting, but in required skill sets). Was naïve as this was my first consulting gig.

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Greatly depends on your business offering. 120k for SC is pretty standard, the signing bonus is indeed low, but that matters very little compared to your base salary. Also means that it’s less to pay back if you leave for another job within the next 2 years.

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P1 is right.

On top of that, if I was your hiring manager I’d be hesitant to offer you much more than that in salary (I admit the bonus is light). I make fun of consultants more than most people, but consulting is a skill. Until you learn those skills, you probably aren’t worth more than that.

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You’re ~28 and you make ~2.5x the US median household income. Hard to see how that translates to “ripped off”.

Besides aren’t you guys on a cohort system?

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What does a cohort system mean? And if GH is not in a cohort system what is it on?

i mean that’s pretty standard, signing bonus low i guess

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I’m with SC here, nothing screams “ripped off” to me

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I wish i made 120k! I’m 30+ and haven’t even cracked 6 figs yet. Be grateful.

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Word. Think my social security statements pretty much showed I was non existent from the ages of 20-30. And then after that it started to jump. The social security administration must have been like “where did this guy come from?”

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From Guidehouse? They told me “we don’t do signing bonuses after the reorg” 😂
From a Google sheet going around, Deloitte GPS SC caps at 125 so that salary seems about right.

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Maybe that was for C, I can’t remember. Regardless, here is the sheet! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gNutXZniuWEgMxW1sQHGzsxWIR8QshzWaEQHdTbgYeA/htmlview

Ripped off?? You’re dreaming. You were over paid by GH.

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Hm I'd say you should be at 150 - 160 at least

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More like $1mm

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I'm a SC at Guidehouse and I make 95k with a TS/SCI. Class of 2015.
The pay band for SC is 75k to 140k. So you are making more than average.

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That’s what I am making too and EY offered me the same pay band. OP is definitely overpaid unless he or she has some specific certifications

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I’m coming in as a consultant at GH with a. Base salary of 80K and 3K signing bonus and I feel robbed!

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I hired three Sr. Consultants in the last four months in 90-110 range with no signing bonus. This is however in Chicago though, but similar YOE.

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Chill y’all. Never felt ripped off! You just have to get creative with how to solicit feedback because this question’s been asked a million times and wanted to know where I’m at on the scale. Great firm, great people. Enjoy the weekend. Numbers are also fudged a bit so it’s not an actual case.

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I think you’re high actually as an SC coming in at $120k with no actual consulting experience at GH. Depends your practice and skill level but I think you did well. 6 YOE matters but less since outside consulting. $105-115k is more what I would have expected they would have given you.

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That’s good money doing government contracting below manager level

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Admittedly unfamiliar with how the Deloitte tiering system works but I thought that SC’s were paid $160k - is that just post-MBA?

It's a range and it does go up to $160k. Really depends on YOE, offering, clearance level, etc

Welcome to Shadyhouse where everything is a lie or sham☺️

Currently undecided.. not happy here tho

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