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What is the highest salary you imagine you’ll ever realistically reach in advertising?

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I’m hoping around 200k. I feel like there needs to come a time when execs stop making absurd amounts of money, and to pay the lower people good wages. I think that will happen before I get much higher, but if I can’t make 400k because they’re actually paying others the right wage, I’m not too upset about it.

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I anticipate this will be depressing

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Y’all are smoking crack. I anticipate I’ll top out at about $150k. (I’m not in NYC).

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@CD2 Minneapolis

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250k I hope

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Agreed

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Consultancies my friends, consultancies

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$400k-450k

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Where is this at...

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600

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Found Droga’s son

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I imagine I’ll top out around 220 or so as a CD before getting bored, saving up a wad, and trying to start something new

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1 Mill all in with bonuses +salary

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What level do you think you’ll top out at as well? I always assume I’ll keep moving up to be one of the head people. They make around $500 to $700k right? Curious to see if people are just planning to make it to Director and then it’s too hard to move up anymore

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Less? More? I have no idea I guess

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Well I guess on the upside you can always look forward to freelancing (at least if you’re in NY/LA/SF). I’m only a sr. permalancing for 1k a day which adds up to about 250k a year. Granted I will need to set some of that aside to care for the instability/stress ulcers. So yeah.

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Good luck with that. Most freelancers I know make 1/2 that because you spend half the year looking/waiting for work.

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Have any NYC-based 🐠 purchased a house or apartment with your consulting salary? I'm looking but 500k+ seems insane for a 1-2br apartment, especially considering tax and maintenance = 2K+/month

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I've been freelancing at a small content marketing place in NYC and they gave me the Full Time talk today. I like the job fine, but it really fits my life right now (have a toddler and a husband who travels most of the week) What do you think is a fair salary for CD in NYC? Keep in mind it is a small place that runs lean.

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Made a big mistake in my interview, was so excited for the role that I blurted out my actual salary and now they’re offering me 8K less. WTF do I do? It’s a great corp dev role and I just shot myself

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I have been a Sr Product Manager post consulting. I have a hypothesis that the new comers all have higher compensation than the old farts do. Just want to see if anyone else got an offer to confirm?

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What is senior auditor's salary for midsize firm in San Francisco?

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PwCers - has anybody got comp and bonus?

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Curious to benchmark—(1) what is your annualized rent as a % of your annual base salary and (2) what is your annualized savings/retirement/brokerage as a % of your annual base salary?

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Experts - What total compensation (base + bonus + vested equity per year) can one expect at L6 and L7 levels at Google and Facebook? TIA.

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Am getting progressively burnt out and thinking of moving into an internal consulting role with FIs.. I have interviews with UBS and Allianz consulting lined up. Any thoughts on whether it is a good move? How’s does the work life balance and compensation fare comparatively to Big 4 consulting?

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I received an offer from tech company but base salary is less than new prevailing wage requirement (after negotiations) What are my options in this case? I really want the new job. Appreciate any inputs/thoughts!

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how’s the experience working for Salesforce? benefits, comp

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How much of your incentive to work is intrinsic motivation (e.g., solving problems, client management) and how much is compensation (please consider the minimum amount you would be willing to accept)?

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Hi 1st year tax staff here at EY. When/how do we find out our new comp? Will we get an email? A meeting invite? So far I have nothing

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Have any NYC-based 🐠 purchased a house or apartment with your consulting salary? I'm looking but 500k+ seems insane for a 1-2br apartment, especially considering tax and maintenance = 2K+/month

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Does anyone have any pointers for an interview with an SM at ACN? I've already passed the situational and skills interviews.

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Do you fly economy, business or first class?

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Made a big mistake in my interview, was so excited for the role that I blurted out my actual salary and now they’re offering me 8K less. WTF do I do? It’s a great corp dev role and I just shot myself

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