What should I expect for 1st year buy-side comp?

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Hey fellas,

I was just offered a gig as an associate equity analyst at the shop where I am interning. I am trying to gauge what I should be expecting in comp. It's a smaller shop ~$3b aum in a secondary market (not chi, sf, ny, or bos). I'm very happy to have the offer and I know its difficult to go straight to the buy side, but it does seem a bit light. Its tough to get a feel for what the going rate is with there being only a handful of major buy side shops in this city and I'm not sure if any of the others would take a guy from undergrad. I know I should expect less than Wall St, but how much? TIA for the help!