Background: Non-target US undergraduate >> approx. 2 years at Big 4 transaction advisory (non-US office but in a major financial center) >>just entered 2nd year at US-based MM bank (HW, LI, Baird, WB), also in the same city as Big 4 stint.
When I was hired at the bank I currently work for, the offered base salary was lower than the market but not by too much. My 2017 bonus was ok percentage wise, but given that other banks in my region have been performing relatively well and from what I have heard from my BB counterparts, I am assuming that overall 2017 comp was higher forBB.
Moreover, after reading about (1) how analysts at BBs/EBs/(probably) even my the same firm I work for have gotten their base pays bumped up to the 95k range (including the city I work in), and (2) bonuses (overall and in my region) as a percentage of base have been at least in line with my firm, I am more inclined to think that I am currently being significantly underpaid.
I've been given taps to interview at different firms (IBD/PE/HF), but given that I was originally planning to stay two years at my bank and the fact that despite a handful of deals ongoing, I have no closed deals under my belt yet, I am in limbo.
tldr: Given that I am being paid rather significantly under market, should I lateral despite only staying for barely over a year and having no closed deals on my resume?
Thanks in advance.
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