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In the 70s before first year raise. Headhunters coming out of the wood works now, especially Corp dev/strategy roles. When they ask for salary expectations I say in the 90s. Am I too low/high?

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I jumped from 75 to 105. I know a friend who pulled off 110 from 75. Better yet, don’t tell them your current pay and just tell what you want. I recommend starting at 115. Be aggressive.

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I went from 90 to 130

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Way too low. Went from 77K to 150K with 2 years experience.

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Linkedin you are talking base right? Also, you have to account for the fact that you’re in SF so 150k is more like making 90-100k in another medium size city. Also, you must’ve interviewed well and also went to a great school. I’m like 90% sure of this. They don’t just hand out those type of offers to anyone that’s in consulting for a couple of yrs

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Where are you all getting headhunter contacts?!

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How are you getting these head hunter contacts?

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I went from 105 to 145. Still shocked a couple years later at the bump, but also felt it reflected the lower pay.

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@D1 Former Deloitte S&O. It’s 115K base + 10% bonus + 25K stock yearly. Yes I interviewed well and went to a great school. Three of my friends also got similar offers from other FAANG type companies. Even startups would pay $130-140K in SF though. Yes SF is expensive but the perks are way better than other cities so I’d judge it as comparable to $120-130K in a medium size city.

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@kpmg1, i do m&a, that’s why headhunters are coming out of the woodworks for me I guess

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@EY The 150K represents only cash comp. I don’t value free beer either but I do value no premium healthcare, 50% 401K match, student loan payments. Those 3 benefits alone add ~35K to my comp. Regardless I do think you should be asking for more. Friends that went to retail corporate strategy in Midwest got 120K.

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You should ask for AT LEAST 25% increase in salary

For those of you who got those #s did they ask you how much you were making?

Add 20% to whatever you’re making if someone flat out asks and at least 5% to your bonus.

LinkedIn into what role?

@L1 what role were you in before?

Consulting to Corporate Strategy

Also, what firm did you work for before and what were you doing strategy or tech implementations?

@L1 I guess I’m more thinking base, not all in. I would argue that how far my dollar goes versus yours is a far better perk than free beer at work

I’m in m&a and don’t have head hunters coming out of the woodwork, what am I doing wrong? I want to go from 90k to higher salary more interesting work as described in this thread , if anyone has tips would love to discuss

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