October 23, 2018

Here’s Your Open Thread for PwC Compensation (2018)

So, yeah, the whole “putting the 2018 PwC compensation thread in Open Items” thing didn’t go too well. After just two responses (thanks to SlowlyDying1065 and Franchise) and a minus-27 vote rating, this thread had become a dumpster fire.

But now that we’ve resurrected the article comment section, we’ve taken this discussion out of Open Items and placed it where it belongs—on the homepage.

So, let’s try this again.

Welcome to this year’s open thread for PwC compensation. If you’re among the hordes of PwCers across this land, this is a relatively safe place (you might get trolled a little) to shoot the shit with us about what you’re getting paid and to get an idea of whether or not it’s adequate, generous, or woefully subpar.

Kindly provide us with as much of the following information as possible:

  • Position, promotion (if applicable);
  • City (preferred) or region;
  • Line of service;
  • % raise;
  • % bonus (if any); and
  • Old and new base.

Here’s what we’ve received so far:

  • Associate -> Experienced Associate

  • Southeast (Not Atlanta or Miami)

  • Core Tax

  • Tier 2

  • 51,000 -> 54,600 (7.1%)

  • 2,000 bonus (3.9%)

Apparently there were only two Tier 1’s for my class in the whole region, so I’m happy with Tier 2. My office seems to be pushing 2 year promotions anyways so next year should be a good year.


Advisory (transferred from Assurance mid-year)
Tier 3
$83k>$93k (everyone in our group at the cohort level gets the same salary, only bonus fluctuates)
$7500 bonus

Tough to be entering year 5 of career in SF at $93k. Considering a year ago salary as an A3 was $66.5k, it feels like progress.

I have to believe there’s plenty of PwCers out there who are just itchin’ to share this information with all of us. Maybe you were late to the party because you overlooked this thread in Open Items, or maybe you didn’t visit Going Concern during our comment hiatus, or maybe you missed the countless number of tweets we’ve sent out the past month or so.

No matter. Your participation is appreciated.

And we haven’t forgotten about those of you slaving away at KPMG, EY, Deloitte, BDO, and Grant Thornton. We’ll be starting compensation threads for all of you soon. In the meantime, keep us in the loop about whether comp talks have begun at your firm.

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