I was fortunate enough to receive a FT offer as a real estate Analyst with a major LifeCo (Pru, AIG) based in the Southeast. It seems too good to be true so I was curious if there were some downsides/negatives that I have overlooked. This is my first FT job. Graduated from uni back in May.
Base Salary: 75K
Year End Bonus: 18.75 - 22.5K
Signing Bonus: 8.5K
Relocation Bonus: 18K+
All-In First Year (w/o YE or Relo): 93.5K - 97.25
22 days of PTO
At first glance all-in compensation may not be that great, but given the hours and the lifestyle (reflected by PTO) I am pleasantly surprised. Furthermore, cost of living is much lower than any other major city in America.
What do my Exit Opps look like? And how does salary progress as I move forward? What am I missing here? Or is this really the upside of being willing to work in finance outside of NYC?
Thank you monkeys.