Post your salary trajectory! How has your compensation changed over the years? Tell us your story about how you overcame trials and tribulations to get where you are.

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Year 1: 85k Accenture
Year 2: 95k Accenture
Year 3: 106k Accenture
Year 4: 175k Accenture + Google
Year 5: 180k Google
Year 6: 235k Google
Year 7: 325k Google

Pretty fast promos in industry + stock appreciation of unvested RSUs led to significant jumps.

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ACN stock is 🔥 **not financial advice** lol

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18: Effectively paid ~$7/hr
22: First white collar job at $35k
24: Promo to $40k
25: Transfer and promo to $65k, then COL adjustment to $75k
26: Entry level B4 role at $75k
29: Boutique role for $115k
29: Tech role for $145k
30: Back to consulting at $155k
32: Back to tech at $190k
35: Back to consulting at $225k
37: Back to tech at $310k
39: Currently still in tech at $370k

All figures just base, since variable comp and stock has been all over the place, ranging from 0% to >50%

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MD1, what do you do currently? (Curious about what roles pay base of 370k)

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Year 1, Analyst making $60,000 at a research firm.
Year 2, Analyst making $62,000 at a research firm.
Year 3, moved jobs, Senior Analyst at Accenture making $82,500.
Year 4. Promoted to Consultant at Accenture, making $97,500.
Year 5. Progressed at Accenture, making $115,000.
Year 6. Moving to Tier 2 firm, making $168,000.

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Dm me

22: 100k Mck
23: 120k mck
24: 300k UMM PE

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@SA3, can you expand on the operational roles in PE?

Year 1 - support rep: 40k
Year 2 - business analyst: 50k
Year 3 - consultant: 70k
Year 4 - Slalom: 100k
Year 5 - AWS: 230k

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Hey how'd you make that move? I'm looking to join tech firm at some point. Coming from digital transformation consulting focusing on risk.

Did you get in via networking or through jab posting?

22 - $42k
25 - $80k
30 - $170k
35 - $300k
36 - $0 (soon to be retired)

Live on less, want for less, retire young and go enjoy your life.

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@A3 not about not working/sitting home rather being able to choose what you want to do with your time bc the stress of needing more money is gone.

@D2 Fatfire is great but can achieve that much quicker the less you fall into lifestyle creep then you’re not reducing anything. Also investments will only grow over time. My #1 resource is time not money so I chose to maximize the former. Certainly not for everyone

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21: $60k auditor
22: $75k associate consultant (big 4)
24: $92k senior consultant (big 4)
25: $200k TC google (just got offer)

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What consulting work were you doing?

21: $12/hr bev cart girl
22: $67k consultant
24: $75k senior consultant
27: 100k just promoted to manager
27 (now): 180k manager (lateral jump to another firm)

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Fellow cart girl here. Learned all I know about client management from slinging mini bottles in SC and making closest to the pin bets with the handsome old men… ⛳️

2016 (Age 24) - C-Store ($7/hr)
2017 - Call Center ($12/hr)
2018 - Deloitte Advisory Consultant ($59k)
2019 - Deloitte Advisory Consultant ($61k)
2020 - Deloitte Advisory Sr. Consultant ($65k)
Jan 2021 - Goldman Sachs Associate ($85k)
July 2021 - Monitor Deloitte Sr. Consultant ($180k)

Note - Moved to the US in 2016.

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C3 - S&A, CCG, SGT = Monitor :)

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Just for everyone looking at this and thinking you’re not even close; realize that there is a bias at play here - people will better stories and higher comps are more likely and excited to share their numbers

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For me. All numbers in TC.

22: 50K (working exploitative job at a shitty company)
23: 83K (Job Switch to Accenture as a senior analyst)
24: 87K (Raise at Accenture)
25: 100K (Promoted to consultant at Accenture)
25: 211K (Left Accenture for industry)

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Role in industry?

I just started my consulting career in 2019…

2010: 21K
2011: 21K
2012: 40K (switched jobs)
2013: 41.2K
2014: 43.5K
2015: 51.9K (made a stink at work because I found out how under paid I was)
2016: 52.4K (we got a new manager and she was notoriously stingy)
2017: 53.8K (I went back to school)
2018: 56.8K (they gave me a promotion but I was underwhelmed with the increase)
2019: 65K (pivoted from old role into consulting)
2020: 66.3K
2021: 77K (got promoted)

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This could be my trajectory

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Should we take these comments seriously. I mean 280k - 350k for <10 YOE ?

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My SO’s in banking, his salary offer after two years was 225k, with bonus at around 80% - 120% of that, meaning conservatively at 400k TC with 3 YOE

It’s a crazy world

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Year 1 - 68k PwC
Year 2 - 72k PwC
Year 3- 99k PwC
Year 4-108k PwC
Year 5- 119k PwC
Year 6- 134k PwC -> 210k AWS

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D18 how did it go? Any updates on comp?

Year 1: retired from Army after 20, took entry-level job with Accenture Federal - 70k/yr base (as are the rest below)
Year 2: 90k Accenture
Year 3: 120k Deloitte
Year 4: 150k Deloitte
Year 5: 170k Small firm

Updated post - hard part was “starting over” in order to prove myself in the commercial sector.

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Good for you. You had the right mentality. Kudos.

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22: 72.5k at Deloitte
23: 76.5k at D
24: 83k at D
25: 88k at D
26: 101.5k at D
27: 109.5k at D

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Do you know if they are hiring currently? I would like to join but I fear my background may not be cut out for it

Software Engineer

24 - 160k Microsoft
25 - 195k Microsoft
26 - 280k Google
27 - 375k Google (stock appreciation)
28 - projected ~415k

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All figures TC
2008: graduated college, first job paying 70k
2015: quit job paying 130k to enter MBA
2017: graduated MBA, first job in tech paying 175k
2018: quit for another (much smaller) tech company with much faster growth potential, 210k
Now: bet paid off, TC has reached 550k

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Wow old thread.

Bet did pay off but only for a hot second. Stock dropped from $457 all time high to $70 today (one year later).

Hopped to a startup which failed.

Now hopping to another startup for $310k cash + $700k equity-linked cash bonus if company exits at 2x the valuation when I joined

In summary of this thread, do whatever it takes to get into High Tech. That’s all.

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There’s plenty of us that don’t make the numbers listed on here.

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