Do all the Big Four firms pay the same, given equal experience and position? Also, in public accounting, do the Big Four firms pay the most, or are there any smaller firms that might pay more? It doesn't make sense that a smaller accounting firm would pay more than the Big Four, but in IB it seems like it happens. I know some boutiques pay more than the bulge bracket firms. Is it the same kind of thing for accounting, or is the Big Four the best place to work in the field of public accounting? Thanks.