I'm interested in doing an MBA and then working at a consulting firm for a couple years. After that I want to switch to Corp finance, corp dev, or corp strat. How much do people make in these corporate jobs? When should I expect to break $200k? Where do most max out at?
Corporate Finance Salary Post MBA
Pay at senior the senior levels of corporate finance varies. It depends on both the structure and size of the firm. Therefore it's hard to make statements that apply across the board. However, we'll highlight some figures that have posted by some of our certified corporate finance users. These posts focus on the most senior positions within corporate finance.
from certified user @Poff
Directors at my company clear $200K all-in. ~$180K + 35% YE.
from certified user @Eskimo Brothers
I'll provide some figures from my time in Corp Fin at a F500 with over $10B in rev.
Director - $180k base w/ 35% bonus + stock options.
VP - $225k base, unsure of bonus as it's not accessible. At a minimum you could assume 35% + stock options as well.
SVP - $350k base + bonus + stock options.
President/top SVP of finance was at roughly $500k base.
CFO - ~ $1M base usually with bonuses and incentives that put them in the $3M-3.5M in a good year.
from anonymous monkey
I'm a Manager, 3 years post MBA from a top 20 program. All-in I'm at $150 at an F100. Senior Managers are in the $160-$200 ball park. Directors $200-$240. Sr. Directors $240-300. VP's $300-450. SVP's 500-1M.