Pre-MBA Associate salaries in PE firms

Anyone know what PE firms are willing to pay pre-MBA associates? Let's say someone leaving McK, BCG, Bain or any of the BB firms. I've heard numbers ranging from 1.5x to 4.0x current earnings.

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Comments (6)

Jul 27, 2010

What!? First of all, no one is compensated on a multiple of current earnings basis... thats not a very good metric, even for your own reference.

From what I've seen, Pre-MBA compensation is generally in the 150-350 range. With $350 being at the top tier megafunds and include carry. I'd say one could reasonably expect to be paid 200-250 in their first year Pre-MBA associate at a decently sized fund ($2B+).

Pre-MBA compensation varies from one fund to the next based on a variety of issues including, in no particular order: prestige, culture, # of professionals, business model, investment strategy, investment horizon, AUM... etc...

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May 20, 2018

How much would this vary by city? Would this range mostly be applicable for NY? All else equal, how would you adjust these numbers in a mid-sized city (population ~ 1MM)?

May 23, 2018

Interested as well... anyone?

Jul 27, 2010

Marcus, I think that very well could have been the answer to end all pre-MBA PE comp questions.

Jul 27, 2010
ehf3660:

Marcus, I think that very well could have been the answer to end all pre-MBA PE comp questions.

While we would like to think so, someone with a post count of 4 will be on here in a couple days asking the same question.

Oh well.

Regards

May 30, 2018