I'm struggling. I want to work with real estate investments. I have been targetingroles. So far I have interviewed for three asset manager analyst and acquisitions analyst positions and they all had salaries ranging from $50k-$70k, no bonuses, no carry, no equity. According to the CEL & Associates National Real Estate Compensation & Benefits Survey the low end total compensation should be $100k+. I don't live in SF, LA or NYC so I expect the low end but I just can't accept a role for that little.
I have been working accounting for a real estate property management company. I have interviewed for a few accounting positions in the last month just to see what I can get and I can confidently say for my experience level salaries range between $90-$120k.
I love working with real estate but I want out of accounting. I have taken the Break Into CRE classes to teach myself real estate modeling. I have a bachelor's degree from an average state school.
I'm willing to relocate for the job. I have applied to positions all over but I'm not getting any calls back for positions that aren't local. I'm pushing myself to network on Linkedin but coming up dry there too. Is there anything I can do other than getting an MBA if I want more compensation? Are the salary guides way off base?