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Hey guys,

I've searched around this board, but was just wondering if we could get some opinions on these ranges for F500 comp.I also would be interested in approximate ranges of years to get to each level. I'm strongly considering an MBA to accelerate my career progression.

FA -> SFA-> Mgr -> Sr. Mgr -> Director -> VP -> CVP/CFO

$50K-$65K -> $60K - $85K -> $80K - $100K -> $90K - $125K -> $125K - $250K -> $200K - $500K -> $250K - 7 figures

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  • AllDay_028's picture

    That looks about correct. My company is generally in the middle of all those ranges. SFA is 3ish years, Manager is as early as 5 if you are great. Director i've seen the earliest be 8-10 most are probably 15-20, though. At my company If you are an FLDP you'll probably make Director someday unless you suck. Non-FLDP's most don't make director. And the FLDP's that make director do on average around 12-15 out i'd say.

  • kingtut's picture

    F50 - These are just salaries for finance personnel. At the VP level and higher their equity & other comp is going to be an additional 75%+. C levels have received stock options/bonuses 5-10x their base salaries which isn't all that uncommon in a great year.

    FA: $55-$65
    SFA: $65-95
    Manager: $85-$110
    Snr Manager: $105-$145
    Director: $140-$215
    Snr Director: $175-$275
    VP: $275-600
    SVP: $600-1,500
    C Level: $3000+ (It's public record, but I don't feel like digging for it)

  • In reply to AllDay_028
    AsianMonky's picture

    AllDay_028 wrote:
    That looks about correct. My company is generally in the middle of all those ranges. SFA is 3ish years, Manager is as early as 5 if you are great. Director i've seen the earliest be 8-10 most are probably 15-20, though. At my company If you are an FLDP you'll probably make Director someday unless you suck. Non-FLDP's most don't make director. And the FLDP's that make director do on average around 12-15 out i'd say.

    AllDay, would you mind sharing which Industry you are in?

  • In reply to AsianMonky
    AllDay_028's picture

    AsianMonky wrote:
    AllDay_028 wrote:
    That looks about correct. My company is generally in the middle of all those ranges. SFA is 3ish years, Manager is as early as 5 if you are great. Director i've seen the earliest be 8-10 most are probably 15-20, though. At my company If you are an FLDP you'll probably make Director someday unless you suck. Non-FLDP's most don't make director. And the FLDP's that make director do on average around 12-15 out i'd say.

    AllDay, would you mind sharing which Industry you are in?


    Aerospace

  • In reply to AllDay_028
    AsianMonky's picture

    AllDay_028 wrote:
    AsianMonky wrote:
    AllDay_028 wrote:
    That looks about correct. My company is generally in the middle of all those ranges. SFA is 3ish years, Manager is as early as 5 if you are great. Director i've seen the earliest be 8-10 most are probably 15-20, though. At my company If you are an FLDP you'll probably make Director someday unless you suck. Non-FLDP's most don't make director. And the FLDP's that make director do on average around 12-15 out i'd say.

    AllDay, would you mind sharing which Industry you are in?


    Aerospace

    East Coast or Midwest? I wonder if East Coast pays more than Midwest...

  • In reply to AsianMonky
    AllDay_028's picture

    AsianMonky wrote:
    AllDay_028 wrote:
    AsianMonky wrote:
    AllDay_028 wrote:
    That looks about correct. My company is generally in the middle of all those ranges. SFA is 3ish years, Manager is as early as 5 if you are great. Director i've seen the earliest be 8-10 most are probably 15-20, though. At my company If you are an FLDP you'll probably make Director someday unless you suck. Non-FLDP's most don't make director. And the FLDP's that make director do on average around 12-15 out i'd say.

    AllDay, would you mind sharing which Industry you are in?


    Aerospace

    East Coast or Midwest? I wonder if East Coast pays more than Midwest...


    East Coast

  • jon1987's picture

    Bumping this for some more discussion.

    How much to salaries vary by location? NYC, Boston, Bay Area, etc all have high CoL and in turn higher salaries, but what about big cities with lower CoL such as Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, etc?

    "There are only two opinions in this world: Mine and the wrong one." -Jeremy Clarkson

  • In reply to jon1987
    PaleBlueDot's picture

    I see the above as being for low and medium COL areas. High COL areas get a pretty small base bump, which nowhere near covers the spread between say, houston and NYC, so you're better off in a low COL area from a pure savings perspective. Things such as networking opportunities and social scene can be the areas that help offset it.

  • In reply to PaleBlueDot
    AllDay_028's picture

    Aspirant21 wrote:
    I see the above as being for low and medium COL areas. High COL areas get a pretty small base bump, which nowhere near covers the spread between say, houston and NYC, so you're better off in a low COL area from a pure savings perspective. Things such as networking opportunities and social scene can be the areas that help offset it.

    The ranges aren't low, IME, for even NYC. It's more dependant on what company than it is on what area you live in. A manufacturing or healthcare company outside NYC will absolutely be in those ranges. But MSFT is going to offer you more than that because the Tech industry is higher paying.

  • In reply to PaleBlueDot
    AllDay_028's picture

    Aspirant21 wrote:
    I agree - what I was addressing was that for the same company, the salaries vary a bit depending on location. My company actually has slightly different salary bands depending on medium or high COL areas.

    O ya, absolutely agree. My company starts program participants in 3 different locations and there is about a 5k difference between the first two and the one that is in a major metro area. Not nearly enough to make up for the fact that I pay 1600 in rent instead of 800 and that everything (bars/groceries/etc) is more expensive. But it is nice that if you move to a role in another location for one of your rotations you can pocket a huge difference for that time.

  • In reply to blackcleo
    GoIllini's picture

    blackcleo wrote:

    I presume you're only talking about base salary. Add options and restricted (usually received at Manager and higher levels), then total income is a lot higher. Get lucky and accumulate a lot of stock at a fast growing company and you'll retire a lot earlier than you think.

    Agreed. This listing is strictly base, and the options, bonus, etc at manager and above can be a lot more.