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Interested in knowing base salary for entry level associates in “boutique” consulting firms. I am trying to convey the message to the leadership at my firm that base salaries are too low... (NYC)

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I’ve been fighting this battle with my firm too. It’s not that they don’t believe you they just don’t give a shit

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Base + bus fare

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What is the starting salary at your firm OP?

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57.5k in NY. Just got mine raised to 63k after 6 months

it's gonna vary a lot. some are gonna match (or beat) MBB for a given experience level, (many or most) others are gonna be peanuts at best. will depend on industry, location, role, and experience...but more than anything on the firm itself. having worked or recruited at firms across the spectrum, m1 is right. odds are management is aware, to a degree, that they're off. they may not realize the extent of the difference, they may not be able to bridge it, or they may not care. you can definitely use the discrepancy as individual leverage, but don't be surprised if it's as part of convincing yourself to chase a better opportunity

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probably right to think they are underpaid. if they're a good performer and have credible leverage from an exit, an individual raise is definitely doable...but, OP implied it is systemic, in which case the leverage is limited and always conditional. ceteris paribus, a raise in the short term is easy enough. but if compensation is the main concern (vs. accelerated promotion, or industry focus, or whatever), look for the exit. because a) you need that option to be credible, and b) the reason you are underpaid is systemic, and you will fight this battle again and again

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79 where i work. Plus an 7-13k bonus depending on performance.

Located in a tier 2 city. Less than 1 yoe. Definitely not complaining. Not as much as some people on here say they make. But more than I thought id be making at this stage in my career. Plus I'm in it for the long haul. Ill be just fine

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