EY / Big 4 Salary progression


I recently received a graduate offer from Ernst & Young for Tax, starting around £20000 in Liverpool. Does anyone know how the salary is likely to progress over my three year training contract? I believe you should expect to be on around £30000-£35000 in three years time once qualified, does that just come as a big increase at the end?

Any info is much appreciated.



I recieved an offer from both E&Y and Deloitte and they were both about £20500 starting salary. I think u get your pay reviewed yearly and that when your qualified you’ll be expected to earn about 30-35k yes, thats why a lot of people leave to go into industry and earn higher money straight away. Im not exactly sure how it progress’ each year though.


Forgive my ignorance, but what does ‘industry’ mean exactly?


Moving into industry is when you move from a financial services firm (i.e accounting firms) and into a company. Generally the hours and pay are both better.