11 January 2018

Here’s how much you’ll make at McKinsey, Bain and BCG in the U.S.

Maybe you’re a student or recent graduate who aspires to a career in management consulting. Or perhaps you’re working in another sector and considering a change. Or you could be a seasoned management consultant looking to see if the grass is greener at a competitor. You’ll want to know how much McKinsey & Co., Bain & Co. and the Boston Consulting Group – the MBB firms – actually pay. Historically, they have dominated the consulting landscape, were seen as the most prestigious and interesting places to work in consulting and have competed for talent with the Big Four accounting and professional services firms.

So if you join one of these prestigious management consulting firms, how high a salary can you expect?

McKinsey, Bain and BCG salaries in the U.S.

Bain & Co. finished seventh among professional services firms (and third among management consulting firms) in our 2017 Ideal Employer Rankings. It has the best-paid analysts, and while it appears to be competitive across the board, does not come out on top once you get to the more senior end of the spectrum. That said, it has a reputation for paying generous bonuses, which the data below does not factor in.