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Trying to get a gauge on my compensation. 1 YOE in government consulting, $70k salary, 0 other compensation (not sure about comp adjustment this year, but expecting minimal to zero). Located in DC. Underpaid or overpaid?

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You’re making more than you would at BAH I can tell you that

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In general booz pays less than Deloitte but it is less cut throat. As BAH2 Said it does depend on a lot of factors though.

average to above average for 1 YOE from what I’ve seen. During my first year (2015) my KPMG fed peers were around 60-65K so you’re doing better than we did. There was one associate in our group on 72K but she had 2 yoe from Booz before she came over.

Sure, but I don’t think it’s risen that much. Lol EY1 is right, you’re not overpaid or underpaid... just paid. Federal comp just doesn’t track with our commercial counterparts so that’s why you’ll see on this app people who graduated this past summer are making significantly more than you which is giving you the impression you’re underpaid.

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How do people with 1 yr experience making 70k think they are "underpaid"? Quit working and see what you get in the market you'll quickly find you're over paid

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D2, not trying to make assumptions with my pay, just trying to figure out the broader environment. I found out recently that I may be underpaid with my peers and new hires making 6-10k more than me and wasn’t sure if this was Deloitte-specific or a broader trend. Perhaps they’re top of the market band or I’m just underpaid. I don’t know but I’m trying to figure it out.

I’d say underpaid. I’m 1 YOE in government consulting and 3 total YOE and make 90K in Atlanta. Which has a much lower cost of living.

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I’m in Federal

$70k is standard for campus hires in GPS

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$50k for campus hires here. However we are a special case being that we are GPS resources in Texas which has a much lower COL and soft capped at 40 hours

Where are you based? That matters a lot. Government consulting salaries are lower generally. But initial reaction to that figure is you are underpaid.

I’m looking to switch to commercial, so that makes sense.

Probably within range but bottom payband

What would you say is the range?

I believe BTA for Deloitte GPS tops out between $75-80k, but it's been a while since I left Deloitte so that might be outdated. I'd say you're in the range of DC-area GPS market rate for 1 YOE.

I hear some 1st year GPS BTAs are making 76-80, not sure about 2nd year ones though. Worried that my pay will stagnate with Covid though and that I’ll be left below market.

I know Deloitte GPS BAs brought in at 83 two years ago from undergrad.

Strange that they weren’t brought in as a BTA but can see that given that we’ve been looking for engineers.

If you haven’t yet received your raises then you’re average to slightly above average.

If you stay in big4 and get a raise, 70k now puts you average to slightly below average. You need to relax... we’re all getting eff’d by covid it’s not just you. You’re doing just fine. Stop comparing yourself to some of the ridiculous 250 TC posts you find on the consulting bowls. Those are entirely different industries than the one you’re in

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