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2012 Consultant Compensation Study

Raines International analyzed a sample of offers given specifically to current consultants we recruited in 2012, giving insight into the consultants’ valuation of compensation packages when making a move.  Read our compensation study for specific offer examples, and findings that may inspire a more open-minded approach to opportunities beyond your base salary.

Of these offers, only 37% of consultants saw an increase in their base and bonus when compared to their compensation in consulting. When factoring in overall compensation including equity, however, 77% of consultants experienced an increase in their transition.

Additionally, the findings show that more consultants took a decrease in their base and bonus, but an increase in total compensation, than any other permutation.

Summary of Compensation Study

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While less than half of the consultants we recruited increased in base and bonus when leaving consulting, over 75% experience an increase with their compensation packages overall.  Before you get fixated on cash, evaluate and appreciate the whole package for what it is worth.

For more:

Corporate Compensation Guide | the different components that make up a corporate compensation package (and what you should consider with each).

Retire Before 40 | how Bain alum John Wilen retired at the age of 38.