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What was your base salary when you started out in consulting and what is it now? (Include ages)

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I was the only person in my major (finance) to get a job industry... I applied to 378 jobs and got one interview. Did not get the job (selling car insurance), but with a little luck and help from a friend I snagged a backfill at a banking role that came open at the last second. Got a job offer on a Friday, graduated the following Friday. I can't stand it when people complain about 60-70k starting salaries. So thankful that I landed where I did!

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On the tax question... Big 4 firms work in every state, partners are owners, so their partners must file in every state. For most of us, we file in our home state, in California, and in NY and then the rest of the states we file together as composite returns. States do give some reciprocity for taxes paid in your home state so it is not as bad as it sounds. Still, between AMT and state tax filings, the man takes his share.

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This is a great post OP. Seems like people are actually being honest for once on here. Lol

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21-45k
28-121k

Hello my fellow liberal arts majors who happened to impress the right person at a career fair ❤️. It's not implausible and I send you my love.

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22-$29K
48-$1.2M

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23 - 8K
30 - 136K

Started my career outside the US

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28 - $135k
30 - $220k

One promotion and one switching firm + promotion

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22-70k
23-75k with a promotion.. lol

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Can someone tell the freaking developers to build a "go to end" botton. Scrolling is a mf nightmare

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Slalom1, $220k base?!?

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22: 50k base + ~15k bonus
32: 220k base + ~110k bonus
35: 255k base + ~500k bonus
(Made partner at 34)

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23-75k
25-147k

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Damn y'all are doing so well. I'm embarrassed to even anonymously admit my salaries.

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I had a spreadsheet... did 10-15 apps per week all year and slowly crossed them off one by one (those that responded). It was awful.

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And now KPMG is "Kool Peeps Makin' G's". Honestly, that's awesome. Congrats.

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23 - $51k
34 - $240k
Advisory Senior Manager

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22 - 72k
26 - 100k

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For fun:
22 - 48,000
23 - 48,500 + 5k bonus
24 - 52,401 + 8.5k
25 - 58,573 + 6k
26 - 65,000 + 12k
27 - 73,800 + 15k
*left investment banking*
28 - 85,000 + 4k
29 - 108,000 + 9.5k

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28 - 85,000
29 - 108,000

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23 - 53k
27 - 117k

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How about post tax income 😩

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