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


Average salaries for Big 4 Consultants & Auditors



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