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I was offered 63.5k for an experienced associate in NY position. I felt it was a bit low and would like to negotiate higher, any tips?

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Read “The Art of the Deal"

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i’m staff audit and i get 72,000 in NY. No CPA or any certs and only have 1 yr of audit experience at my previous gig

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After 20 years at EY I can say that there is less room for individual negotiation generally speaking unless you are asked to do something. The monetary value of the career is that the salary will double every five years in real values. Maybe 6. Untill you pass 500 K.

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I moved to NYC in EY as a staff 2 in audit and got 66k. I later found out that >$68,720 is considered “low income” by the city of New York (seriously, look it up). And then I found another job doing the same thing for a 45% bump.

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Its a joke buddy. Chill

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That’s exactly what staff 2’s in NYC audit make. I am making 63,800. Highest staff 2 in our group is 64,000 even. Lowest is 63,000 even. You’re out of luck on negotiating sorry

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I make 67k as a staff 2, but that’s with tier 2 from the first year. I think tier 3 (average performance) would be right at 64k too

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Are you transferring offices within EY? If so, are you willing to switch firms? You probably can get closer to $70k if you interview with a few firms. Definitely if you get an offer from a mid tier

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To elaborate, a friend got $70,500 from a mid tier (Bdo, rsm, gt) in NYC coming in as an A2 in 2015. I think he got a really good offer but just trying to say it’s possible to get more

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Making 77,000 as a staff 2 in NYC currently. Transaction Services

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How many years of experience do you have?

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I’m an Experienced Associate in Boston and make more than that for a similar position as I was an ‘Experienced Hire’.

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That's absurd and totally not worth it unless you have a reason to move to New York. I was making $59k at a staff 2 in a far lower cost of living city. You offer is equivalent to a $33k salary in my location.

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I would be coming in as a staff 2. I stand to make more with upcoming raises where I am and the city has a lower cost of living than nyc.

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I’d look at it as a chance to live in NYC Above all. Unless you’re in LA, SF, or Chicago, id probably take it just for the life experience.

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There is no negotiation. You are not rewarded for your contributions above what is expected for a staff 2. In the eyes of management you are easily dispensable. It’s take it or leave it in our industry at big 4 unfortunately at staff levels.

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I know someone that came from SDC with a year experience there to client facing at 64k plus all moving expenses from FL to OH.Partner really wanted him

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I’m a staff 2 and I make more than that... seems a little low IMO

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If you don’t ask, the answer is NO . Do your homework and figure out market specific compensation range for what you do. The. ask for what you believe is appropriate for your level of experience . The worst they can say is no

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Do you have CPA? Do you want to be in Public? I’m just coming up on a year of experience and in final interview process for a tech company that pays $75k base in NYM. If you want more money right now, look outside of public

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Wow, all in or base? I’ve spoken with plenty of recruiters/firms and it seems $75k base is the top for 1 year of experience

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Was at PwC audit nyc last and left as A2 $65k. I know the range was $63-$68k for A2’s that year.

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Know your market value, be willing to walk, and read books on How to negotiate.

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What did you say when asked about salary expectations?

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I was not asked

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3years ago as a staff 2, at a nj based regional firm I was at 62.... seems low

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