If you're a specialized undergraduate or master's student, there are plenty of great consulting firms you can work for. But if you're interested in where you can get the most out of your first year, we've analyzed the numbers to identify the 10 best consulting firms in terms of undergraduate consultant salaries. As with our MBA rankings, we determine these best consulting firms based on the possible total compensation you could receive at the end of your first year of study. We define total compensation as the base salary, the signing bonus, and the performance bonus.
Before you gawk at the numbers, keep in mind that only 5 to 10% of the best performers will receive the maximum performance bonus, and most consultants will receive half of the maximum amount. This is a breakdown of management consultants' salaries by the three major consulting firms.