Big Four : Audit vs. Consultancy salary

 

We have analysed salary data from 504 Consultants and Auditors working in London for Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PWC.

Start and end your career at EY: Ernst & Young pays both its junior and senior staff the most, up to 25,000 more than some big 4 companies.

But best salary is not guaranteed between these two stages: Meaning that you have one of the best salaries as a junior employee does not mean that it?ll be the case 5 or 10 years into a career. Pay evolution seems much more volatile at these levels of experience, before stabilizing again for 15 years of Experience employees. 

Big 4 pay Consultants more than Auditors : While at the beginning of a career the gap between Audit and Consultancy is minimal (less than 5 %), it increases dramatically with experience, up to 28% for 15 years of experience professionals.

Average salaries for Big 4 firms in London

  0-5 years 5-10 years 10-15 years 15+
Deloitte 36,000 58,000 79,000 115,000
Ernst & Young 37,000 54,000 80,000 135,000
KPMG 35,000 54,000 92,000 110,000
PWC 36,000 52,000 71,000 118,000

Average salaries for Big 4 Consultants & Auditors

 
  Consultants Auditors
1 to 5 years 39,000 37,000
5 to 10 years 56,000 55,000
10 to 15 years 93,000 74,000
15+ 150,000 108,000
 

 

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