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Associate Directors are getting short-changed on salaries and bonuses

According to our Annual Salary Guide 2019, one level stood out for its small pay increases and bonuses – Associate Directors.  They really do seem to have drawn the short straw.  The average percentage increase for corporate and financial Associate Directors was just 5%, compared to the 12% average increase for Account Directors and an 18% average increase for the level above, Director/Partners.  They don’t fare any better on bonuses either, receiving an average bonus of just 11%, falling short of the 17% for Account Directors, 14% for Directors/Partners and the hefty 55% for Board Directors.  This begs the question, just why has the Associate Director become an almost ‘forgotten level’ when it comes to salary increases and bonuses?

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