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Looking to leave PwC. I feel overworked and underpaid. My current salary is 58k even after 2 raises. I’m an experienced associate. Would it be worth going to a accounting firm that’s NOT a Big 4?

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58???? Holy smoke. Jump to another PA and asking to be senior, should give you at 80ish level depending on your technical skill. National firms are still great

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FSO Tax but we have no life at all, so it’s a trade off

I’m at $50,400 as a second year in Midwest...definitely lowest COL in the country sadly. And I have my masters. But I still think my salary in my low COL city affords me more than big 4 salaries for people of equal levels in cities like NYC

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That is true. People in low COL cities definitely end up better off.

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Yikes you are underpaid. I’m assuming you’re in a lower COL but still. We are all underpaid for the hours we work. It may be worth switching to another B4 or smaller firm. You will be able to get a raise in the process and continue to gain experience if you are not ready for industry yet

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what ever you get by switching will likely only be marginal. you won't really feel the difference. so unless you hate your team you might as well stay

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Pay seems right for Southeast. That’s within $500 of what I was making as an A3 in Clt. If a smaller firm wants to pay you 70k then sure leave, but I doubt you’ll see that:

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Damn that’s low af I’m at 56,500 but I’m a first year out of college in a relatively small but upcoming city in the Midwest

Look into cohnreznick. We're growing in a lot of industries, and better hours than b4 generally

Didn’t Cohn start requiring 100% billable timesheets recently?

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Consider a “higher margin” group vs core assurance or core tax compliance aka advisory, risk assurance, ITA 😃

Which state? I used to work in Utah and my salary was 52,000 as a tax staff and then 55,500 as a staff 2 I left as a senior so I’m not sure of the senior pay. Are you a senior?

I’m a senior 1 in southeast making 75,000 (including the bonus) my peers were in San Jose with 85-90k.. yes they’re making more but the cost of living is less where I live

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I’m not familiar with the Midwest COL but that seems low. I would explore other options.

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