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Hey young Cs! What wage growth did you see over your first two years in the industry? I’m wrapping up Year 2 and will have only bumped up 8% (from $70k to about $75k) after this cycle’s raise takes effect. I feel like I’m stagnant...

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Unless your firm gives big raises for promotions and you expect to get that soon, I would definitely look at other places. With 2 years of experience you can definitely jump to another firm or industry if you wanted. I’m in NYC and went from TC of $70k my starting year, $85k in my 2nd year and now with $125k my 3rd (promotion)

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What firm?

I too am hitting my 2 year mark this Thursday. And I went from 71K when I started to now $82K last December. Nothing changed this year due to covid but I’m actively looking for a salary jump at other companies.

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Started at 72,5k, 77k, exit for 120k to a FinTech

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Omg teach me I want to do the exact same

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75k —> 62k —> 120 TC in 1.5 years. Got laid off during covid and had to settle for anything. Busted my ass at work, studied a shitton, and applied like a madman and got where I am now.

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Started 95K (including signing bonus), then ~105K. Will get around 125K next year. Rn at 2 YOE

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Dang all this $$ from exits. I'm trying to exit it's difficult

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Left for a FAANG, though if I would’ve stayed the course it would’ve been a little over 100k after 2 years.

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Teach us how to get to faang

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TC 90 right after college > 115 after promotion (1.5 years)

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Unfortunately can’t say bc we’re small, but it’s a LS boutique

80k Y1 —> 140k Y2 by switching firms

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65>70>75>exit for 150

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I'm at 80k after 2 years in a LCOL city

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Started at 54k as a PM in industry, jumped to ACN after 1.3 YOE to 78k base, jumped to boutique after 1.2 years to 102k 54k->78k->102k. 2.5 years total experience, Texas market all 2.5 years.

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77k > 86k > 105k (exit) to another consulting gig

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100k, 100k, now 185k

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BCG out of college, promoted to post MBA with bonus leading TC to 185.

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70>73>86>86 (covid) > 105-110 (if I get my promotion this upcoming spring just shy of 4 yoe). These are all my base salaries, not TC. Edit-NYC

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LCOL 72k starting > 72+10 Bonus @ 1 yoe > 104+10 @ 2yoe> 120+35/yr stock exit to public tech @ 2.5 yoe

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Base: 65K -> 82K -> 101K -> 106K. Closing in on 2 years early next year.

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MID-COL City, 3 YOE Hiring: 75k Year 1: 90k Year 2: 110k Year 3: 130k

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For context: I’m in a T1 cost market (NYC) and comfortably hit 100% util this year. 😓

What firm??? This is atrocious and you should definitely look for a new job

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At start I was 70K. Small raise after Y1. After wrapping up my second calendar year (roughly 1.75 YOE), I was bumped to 80K. Chicago

85k > 90k > 110k > 140k (exit) for NYC

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