11/26/12

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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11/26/12

It's accurate. Usually 2 years till SFA, 6-10 years till Manager. After that I think it's based on how you perform/who you know.

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11/26/12

What percent don't go beyond the "manager" spot?

11/27/12

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.

11/27/12

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
11/28/12

AllDay_028:
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
11/28/12

AsianMonky:
AllDay_028:
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
11/28/12

AllDay_028:
AsianMonky:
AllDay_028:
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
11/29/12

AsianMonky:
AllDay_028:
AsianMonky:
AllDay_028:
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

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11/29/12

F50, non-NYC. Number of yrs to get promoted is in parenthesis, assuming top ranked. Bonus not included.

FLDP (2yrs) --> FA (1-1.5yrs) --> SFA (3-4yrs) --> Mgr (4-5yrs) --> Director (5+) --> VP -> etc

$55K - $65K --> $70K - $80K --> $75K - $110K --> $100K - $135K --> $140K - $250K --> ?

4/14/13

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?

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In reply to jon1987
4/15/13

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
4/17/13

Aspirant21:
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 AllDay_028
4/17/13

I agree that company has more influence than location - though 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.

In reply to PaleBlueDot
4/17/13

Aspirant21:
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 AllDay_028
11/20/13

Just curious how do you think the pay at a company like disney would compare??

In reply to csulcy
11/20/13

csulcy:

Just curious how do you think the pay at a company like disney would compare??

I would expect it to be at the mid-high end.

11/20/13

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.

In reply to blackcleo
11/20/13

blackcleo:

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.

11/20/13

Are options common at the Manager-level at the companies you work at? Any insight into the value or structure?

In reply to csulcy
11/20/13

depends on your experience...but disney tends to pay lower than average

In reply to AllDay_028
11/21/13

Exactly right. I'm in a very low cost area and the salary makes it look pretty nice.

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