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+|
|Ernst & Young||£37,000||£54,000||£80,000||£135,000|
Average salaries for Big 4 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|
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