Consulting Exit Opportunities

Hello, I'd appreciate some advice/insight on salary. What should I push for as a salary for a Business Analyst role in NYC at a University? Would 83-87K be too high? (3.5 years at Accenture).

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
works at

3.5 years and ur only looking to be paid 87k? Why if u don’t mind me asking

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

I think I just assumed I should expect to get paid less than in consulting? Plus it is at a University... And also I've never really had to negotiate a salary! Accenture was my first position out of undergrad. So any recommendations you might have would be very helpful!

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Universities have money trust me. Do not sell yourself short thinking that they don’t especially if it’s a private university. You should not be getting paid as much as me, someone who has 0 experience, when you have 3.5 years experience.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Shoot high. Ask for 100, even 120 and then they will come down lower and you negotiate. Also do your research on Glassdoor.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

University compensation is often structured differently with VERY good benefits. If it's a good university with plenty of money, you might be able to get high salary and great benefits. If it's an average university, you may have to take a hit on salary for the amazing WLB and benefits.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

In my experience, even excellent universities don’t pay as well, but benefits are great. And they value degrees. If telnet have tuition remission, work towards an advance degree if that’s your goal. Many have pay bands publicly available, or accessible. When I was hiring at one, hiring managers had to write detailed justification for bringing people on at higher than 50% of the pay band.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

You should be asking 90-95k. NY is hella expensive

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

So expensive! This is so helpful. Thank you!

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

How much have you guys got paid the last two years and at what firm? Seems low...

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Thank you everyone! Really appreciate your responses. I've increased my range and let the recruiter know!

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

You’re hanging yourself from the start by considering a Business Analyst Role and having 3.5 years of consulting experience. You will be doing mundane work if you’re not at Manager level at least. Universities are slow and risk averse so you’ll bore yourself to death by joining at the bottom of the food chain there. Ask your consulting colleagues who work in Higher Education Transformation how it is like. Still, if you get a better position you can ask for a better salary.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

oplz ask for more. I have only 1 year experience, no tech or data background at all, and get 85K already.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Colleague - I’d agree but universities don’t pay consulting salaries but make up for it in benefits, flexibility, and stability.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Related Posts

Anyone works or knows someone who works at Pixar? Wife needs a referral for a graphic designer role and this would really help

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Best replacement for the Uber credit card? Got downgraded and looking for something similar to the old benefits.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What would happen if someone was interviewing for a role and accidentally passed gas, but otherwise crushed the interview? Has anyone experienced this before? No clue what I’d do as the interviewer

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

*weekly post complaining about hiring discrimination against males*

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Delta Platinum members, what bonus do you choose? Very likely gifting Silver Status to my spouse.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I got a new role in Ohio. My SO is freaking out about the bedbug crisis there. Any tips of how to protect against bedbugs?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

If anyone wants to join a boutique HR & Talent Advisory consulting firm, Kincentric is hiring for an Associate Partner role! Location doesn’t really matter, but preferably in IL, NY, or ATL.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Download the app for more exclusive discussions.