How reliable is the Robert Half guide for salaries? I'm not Big 4, in Seattle and considering a switch, but not sure what salary range I should be looking for. Would likely just be a switch of firms, but still manager or senior manager level.

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Not very accurate in my opinion. At a senior in big 4 it says I should be making 20k more than I make.

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I think it’s accurate but in tax the salary spectrum is wide due to specialties, certifications etc. so you have to be honest about where you fall.

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This makes sense. Transfer pricing and M&A are paid way higher than basic tax

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I think it’s higher than market, at least in my city. I assume it’s due to the fact that they make money from firms turnover and by placing candidates. So ultimately they’re incentivized to show higher salaries to encourage turnover. If someone is able to get an above market rate, it typically adjusts to market over time via lower annual raises.

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I’m in Seattle in B4. Happy to share my progression if you want to DM me.

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I think they purposely beef up the salaries in their salary guide somewhat as a marketing tool to entice more people to work with them. I don’t have firsthand knowledge of that, but I know a few other people I’ve worked with and a few partners I’ve spoken to feel the same way.

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I think glass door may be more accurate. The salaries are based on peer submission

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It depends on your specialty and the specific big 4 firm. Deloitte pays well if you lateral over but generally the salaries are lower than other big 4 firms in Seattle. I used to work in Seattle. Let me know if you would like to discuss or are interested in a referral.

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