At Bain & Company, entry-level consultants may earn up to $120,000 per year, while senior ones have salaries up to $230,000 (bonuses and profit sharing included). The salary of managers (Project Leaders) can hit $240,000, while Principals and Partners can make up to $1,000,000.

This incredibly high salary is one of the main attractions of Bain, as with any other top consulting firm. In this article, let’s find out and compare Bain salaries across different positions in 12 countries.

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1. Bain Associate Consultant Salary

Bain Associate Consultants in the US can make up to $122,500 each year, with $90,000 from base salary, $22,500 from bonuses, and $10,000 from shared profits. In most other developed countries, the salary ranges from $60,000 to $80,000 (profit sharing not included).

Bain Associate Consultant Salary (2020)

  • Base: $90,000 (UK: £65,000, Canada: CA$80,000, China: ¥310,000, India: ₹1,800,000)
  • Performance Bonus: up to $22,500 (UK: £6,000, Canada: CA$10,000, China: ¥50,000, India: ₹200,000)
  • Profit Sharing: up to $10,000 (Canada: CA$5,000)
  • Retirement: 4.5% of base + bonus into 401k, no contribution required
  • Signing Bonus: $5,000 (UK: £3,000)
  • Relocation: $5,000
  • Total Annual Salary: up to $122,500

Bain Associate Consultant Salary (2016)

Bain Associate Consultant Salary in 8 countries – 2016 – in US Dollar Equivalents

Base

Bonuses

Total Salary

US

$85,000

$15,300

$100,300

UK

$60,545

$3,992

$64,537

Germany

$114,852

$22,731

$137,583

Canada

$61,579

$15,395

$76,973

India

$13,252

$2,299

$15,551

Spain

$59,819

$11,964

$71,783

Australia

$63,515

$7,385

$70,900

Thailand

$52,776

$9,895

$62,671

(Profit Sharing not counted in this table due to inconsistent data;
one-time/irregular payments such as signing bonus and relocation are not included)

2. Bain Consultant Salary

Bain Consultants in the US can make up to $226,500 each year, with $165,000 from base salary, $41,500 from bonuses, and $20,000 from shared profits. In most other developed countries, the salary ranges from $120,000 to $150,000 (profit sharing not included).

Bain Consultant Salary (2020)

  • Base: $165,000 (UK: £86,000, Canada: CA$160,000, India: ₹3,500,000, Germany: €103,000)
  • Performance Bonus: up to $41,250 (UK: up to £20,000, India: ₹770,000, Germany: €25,000)
  • Profit Sharing: up to $20,000 (UK: £6,000, Canada: CA$20,000)
  • Retirement: 401k contribution up to $8,000 (UK: £10,000)
  • Signing Bonus: $30,000 (UK: £15,000)
  • Relocation: $8,000 for under 400 miles; $16,000 for over 400 miles
  • Total Annual Salary: up to $226,500

Bain Consultant Salary (2016)

Bain Consultant Salary in 8 countries – 2016 – in US Dollar Equivalents

Base

Bonuses

Total Salary

US

$165,000

$41,250

$206,250

UK

$113,105

$31,936

$145,041

Germany

$119,638

$33,499

$153,136

Canada

$123,157

$30,789

$153,946

India

$36,511

$11,291

$47,803

Spain

$101,692

$23,928

$125,619

Australia

$107,828

$27,695

$135,523

Thailand

$118,745

$23,089

$141,835

(Profit Sharing not counted in this table due to inconsistent data;
one-time/irregular payments such as signing bonus and relocation are not included)

3. Bain Case Team Leader Salary

Bain Associate Consultants in the US can make up to $242,000 each year, with $175,000 from base salary, $37,000 from bonuses, and $30,000 from shared profits. In most other developed countries, the salary ranges from $150,000 to $220,000 (profit sharing not included).

Bain Case Team Leader Salary (2020)

  • Base: $175,000
  • Performance Bonus: up to $37,000
  • Profit Sharing: $30,000
  • Total Annual Salary: up to $242,000

Bain Case Team Leader Salary (2016)

Bain Case Team Leader Salary in 8 countries – 2016 – in US Dollar Equivalents

Base

Bonuses

Total Salary

US

$175,000

$37,000

$212,000

UK

$141,714

$62,541

$204,255

Germany

$131,601

$83,746

$215,348

Canada

$138,552

$38,487

$177,038

India

$35,903

$9,466

$45,368

Spain

$119,638

$35,891

$155,529

Australia

$127,768

$53,914

$181,682

Thailand

$197,909

$32,985

$230,894

(Profit Sharing not counted in this table due to inconsistent data;
one-time/irregular payments such as signing bonus and relocation are not included)

4. Bain Principal & Partner Salary

Bain Principals and Partners in the US can make up to $1,000,000 each year, with $400,000 from base salary, and $600,000 from bonuses.

Bain Principal & Partner Salary (2020)

  • Base: $400,000
  • Performance Bonus: $400,000-600,000
  • Total Annual Salary: up to $1,000,000

Bain Principal Salary (2016)

Bain Principal Salary in 5 countries – 2016 – in US Dollar Equivalents

Base

Bonuses

Total Salary

US

$230,000

$110,000

$340,000

UK

$179,638

$133,065

$312,703

Germany

$203,384

$119,638

$323,021

Canada

$169,341

$115,460

$284,801

India

$83,840

(Profit Sharing not counted in this table due to inconsistent data;
one-time/irregular payments such as signing bonus and relocation are not included)