I received an offer letter from Strategy& for the associate role (entry level). The base salary is $85,000. Management Consulted lists the base salary as $90,000, and I know that website is accurate because they base these numbers off of real offer letters. There's also no compensation for relocation. Did Strategy& decrease its base salary in the last year? Have consulting firms in general decreased their pay in the last year?
I also am in a Masters program, so I was expecting more than $90,000, since most of the people who start in this role only have undergraduate degrees. Do consulting firms allow negotiations for entry-level roles?