Why do people give up on Big 4

Revealed: That's how high the salaries at Deloitte, KPMG, EY and PwC are

  • In the past year, the so-called Big 4 accounting firms employed well over a million people.
  • The companies PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), KMPG, Ernst & Young (EY) and Deloitte are known for paying their employees six-figure salaries immediately after graduation.
  • Business Insider has analyzed data and analyzed the salaries of employees in the Big 4 in the US - that's how much employees make, from ordinary employees to managers.

The so-called Big 4 auditing companies - PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), KPMG, Ernst & Young (EY) and Deloitte - are known for paying their employees high salaries right from the start.

In 2019, the four companies together employed well over a million people worldwide. As a rule, new hires earn six-figure salaries right from the start. Entry-level consultants who have just graduated from business school can earn more than $ 200,000 a year at the four companies - at least when you factor in base salary, bonuses, and moving expenses.

Business Insider analyzed US Office of Foreign Labor Certification's 2019 disclosure data for permanent and temporary foreign workers to find out what PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte paid for employees - from entry-level to executive positions. The analyzed salary data is based on data from the USA.

We analyzed the entries specifically for roles related to management consulting and accounting. Performance awards, signing awards, and allowances other than base salaries are not included in this data.

This is how much PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte employees in the US paid last year:

This is what employees from PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG in the USA earn

This is what employees from PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG in the USA earn

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This article was published by Business Insider in December 2020. It has now been reviewed and updated.