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Salary Expectation required on German applications

Anonymous A

On every application in Germany you are asked to submit you salary expectations. I do not want to put too much but also do not want to undercut myself. I’ve tried scoping Glassdoor and Reddit and other sites but there seems to be such a wide range even within one position at one firm. There is no option to leave this tab in the form blank as there is the asterisk* so it is required before submitting the form.

If anyone wouldn’t mind anonymously listing their salaries or letting me know accurate ranges it would be very helpful. I do not have an MBA but I do have my BA and MA. Any information would be held yoo. Danke.

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Sidi replied on 01/09/2019
McKinsey Engagement Manager & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 60+ candidates secure MBB offers

Hi Anonymous,

it is not true that you need to put your salary expectations on every application in Germany. It is common practice in most industry corporations, but NOT with large strategy consulting firms. Speaking for MBB, it is definitely not part of what is asked for and you should not include it in your application letter! The salary is standardized anyway.

Cheers, Sidi

Vlad replied on 01/09/2019
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

MBB does not ask you for salary expectations.

Best