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Fellow UK consultants: at what age did you reach the GBP 100k total comp milestone? And which firm?

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Should hit £100k next week when I get my new compensation (was just promoted). Am 22 years old, coming up to 2Y post-UG in a couple of months. This will be my 2nd promotion in 2 years (consistently rated distinctive - top 5% in each performance cycle).

Expecting base to jump to £80k + £20k bonus + £12k employer pension contribution + £5k retention bonus next week.

Expecting base to jump to £90/95k in December if I can swing another distinctive rating (will be 23 then).

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Machine Learning.

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Just hit £60k (likely to be £70k TC with bonus/overtime/pension) at 25, 3 years out of uni. Came in via the experienced hire route, think I’ll jump to industry in the next year, so hopefully by 27.

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This thread is wild. Deloitte doesn’t even compare 🥲

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SC1’s report is very different to reports from my other MD colleagues - many over 4 years in are on <£70k

This is making me sad. Can we have more non-MBB answers? 🥲

It takes on avg 12 years to hit 100k at Deloitte! So 33 if I stay that long

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Which, if we take a step back, is actually really good! There will always be better paid jobs/ firms etc, but being able to make £100k by mid-30s is great. Most people will never get close!

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Mid 30s, senior manager, not there yet. FML.

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Lol B3, I’m actually American, and a former New Yorker at that!

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Will be at £100K (~£112K to be more precise) next year (3Y after UG). Currently 24Y, so will reach it at 25Y.

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The figures are for year 4.

OW and McK please feel free to share yours too!

Y'all include pensions in your TC?

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Yes, we’re more like a tech company so don’t care too much about the Oxbridge name

All i want to say is that our paychecks are laughably low compared to our NYC counterparts whilst living costs are the same :(

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It baffles me that the low salaries – in Public Sector especially – are almost seen as a point of pride.

In cities like NYC, LA, San Fran, Washington DC, you have many public sector employees earning 6-figures. It incentivizes well-meaning high achievers to resist the urge of private sector.

I have Ivy League educated friends who would have been bankers deciding to work for the government or charter schools instead because they could still earn a decent salary.

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29, Not there yet. 3.5 YoE, just hit £75k. At least 2 more years for £100k

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Age 24. BCG, three years after starting. (Consultant grade, standard promotion timelines but no gap year or late start)

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Thanks mate! How about the levels going up?

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£100k at HV is at Director grade so maybe like at 40? That’s if you’re lucky and stay that long

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Will be just over £110k TC (excluding any pension contributions) for the upcoming year (just been promoted) at 2.5 years post UG - 25 years old

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Yeah of course - recently promoted to Consultant. As for group, I’m not aligned to any sector yet and do a fairly even mix of strat and deal work

Should get there at 26/27 if everything goes as planned, so c. 1/2y away. Started working at 22. Boutique ops. consultancy.

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Not T2, but very well paying vs. YoE if you start there after graduation. Not as well paying if you get there after a couple of years as they tend to make people start from analyst position even if they have 2/3 YoE. It’s supply chain & procurement focused so not the most exciting job.

Currently a Senior in tax and it will take me another 6 years to reach £100k

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28. Started at big 4 three years after graduating

27, moving from M at Accenture into industry

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E-Commerce & cyber security

27, when I hit M at Strategy& which was 4 years post undergrad (studied for 4 yrs doing engineering). £80k base, £10-20k bonus, £10k firm pension contribution + other benefits

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34. 7 years in industry>6 years at b4>boutique

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I love this thread. It just makes you realize why some employers need to step up their game.

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Hm, interesting that the hours are the same. At D the hours are better. Agree that public sector work has grown massively for consulting.

First year post-MBA, which I did at 30yo. Strategy&.

I’m interviewing with EYP and they mentioned that MBAs come in at manager year 1

Slightly less than 3 years post undergrad. 86k base, around 15k bonus.

Any Big 4 fish want to share total comp 3 years in? I didn’t think the disparity would be so large ...

Around 70k for MD

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