Venture Capital Salary versus BB and Private Equity
Hi everyone. I wanted to get some candid advice from all of you about a job I'm thinking about taking. It is a VC role at a top-tier firm. I'm being directly hired as an associate (so I'll skip the two-year analyst role). My only concern is that I believe that the salary is slightly low. I'll basically be making a little less than 100K on an annual basis. I know that this is a unique opportunity but I have a number of banking offers that would allow me to make your typical BB type salary. However, I strongly want to be in VC long-term. This VC role would clearly set me up to be a partner well before I'm 30. So should I really not be emphasizing salary right now given that I can make quite a lot in a few years?
I don't have much time before these offers explode so any help at all would be much appreciated.
VC analyst salary compared to Investment Banking and PE Salaries
Our users generally feel that if VC is your end game, you should focus on that rather than chasing a higher salary in the short term at PE or IB.
However, some users cautioned against firms claiming that you will make partner before 30 while also offering what you consider to be a low salary. This can be a method to lure people to work for less than they should.
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