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x <0% 3 3.80%
x=0% 9 11.39%
0%<x<=1% 1 1.27%
1%<x<=2% 10 12.66%
2%<x<=3% 24 30.38%
3%<x<=4% 16 20.25%
4%<x<=5% 1 1.27%
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:31 PM
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Got 4% this year. I'm finally above 10th percentile for my exams/experience bracket!

*sees what my salary will be once ACAS is official* Never mind.
I've been on the low end my whole career. Started at an employer that didn't do exam raises and got ASA there. Had to threaten to leave to get money. A couple times. HR wasn't convinced I was any different than their donkey financial analysts.

Had to job hop a couple times and still on the low-ish end but a lot of perks make up for it.

My coworker who'd not job hopped got his FSA and right before then was in the low $80k's+10% bonus. He told me that over drinks one night and I almost choked.
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I've been on the low end my whole career. Started at an employer that didn't do exam raises and got ASA there. Had to threaten to leave to get money. A couple times. HR wasn't convinced I was any different than their donkey financial analysts.

Had to job hop a couple times and still on the low-ish end but a lot of perks make up for it.

My coworker who'd not job hopped got his FSA and right before then was in the low $80k's+10% bonus. He told me that over drinks one night and I almost choked.
I hope he had 1 year of experience
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I've been on the low end my whole career. Started at an employer that didn't do exam raises and got ASA there. Had to threaten to leave to get money. A couple times. HR wasn't convinced I was any different than their donkey financial analysts.

Had to job hop a couple times and still on the low-ish end but a lot of perks make up for it.

My coworker who'd not job hopped got his FSA and right before then was in the low $80k's+10% bonus. He told me that over drinks one night and I almost choked.
I have a question - have you found that your move to consulting has given you the opportunity to eventually get to the high-end?

Asking, for a friend.
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:02 PM
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I have a question - have you found that your move to consulting has given you the opportunity to eventually get to the high-end?

Asking, for a friend.
I think so. At the insurer I was a new FSA with 5yrs exp. and a senior analyst. Tried and tried to get a manager level job internally, kept getting picked over for someone at the main office.

When I started talking to recruiters, this job was the first presented and they aggressively went for me. The pay bump wasn't amazing, but I've always said if you're going to work consulting, this would be the place. Also, it's a 10min commute. I may be able to relocate and work in another office.

I've managed dozens of projects, made miracles happen, gained visibility with the chief actuary, gotten two people reporting to me, and generally gained a lot of professional and social skills. We get a lot of free food and can be flexible with hours. (Convincing someone to give you reports when you never have is difficult. It's a catch-22.)

My next job will likely be a manager/director back in insurance. I hate billing hours. I hate the transactional work - "cranking out" work without really consulting. Some work is super non-actuarial and just annoying.
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Won't be nearly the increase from 16->17 (finished exams, got my best bonus to date)
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Won't be nearly the increase from 16->17 (finished exams, got my best bonus to date)
I guess you can still work on your reading comprehension though
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I guess you can still work on your reading comprehension though
Reading is overrated. And bonus changes > base changes.
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Because of Trump's tax reform we're getting at least 15% more pay.
Seriously?
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Seriously?
yes, they're calling it the 'trickle down'
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yes, they're calling it the 'trickle down'
hehe you so funny.

There was some actual trickle down to the employees at my company because of this.

Not really anything near the savings the company will be getting, but it's something. I am surprised.
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