Total Rewards

You deserve to be rewarded for your contribution to Ernst & Young LLP US’ (EY’s) success. When you thrive, we thrive. That’s why we offer a Total Rewards package that supports and invests in you. It’s one reason we’re the only Big Four organization to be on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list for 23 consecutive years, among other awards.

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Competitive compensation

We offer a base salary that is externally competitive, internally equitable and tied to performance. In addition, we offer variable pay, including annual bonuses, just-in-time recognition awards, and client serving promotion bonuses.

Generous time off

EY’s flexible vacation policy provides a flexible work environment for our people – there is no set number of vacation days allotted to each person annually. Our employees have the flexibility and discretion to decide when and how much vacation they need. Additionally, we offer 19 paid holidays, including four-day weekends and week-long Summer and Winter breaks. 

To support those transitioning to parenthood, EY offers 16 weeks of paid parental leave for US staff and US partners and principals with at least one year of service.

US salaried employees also receive up to 10 days (up to 80 hours) of paid time off each calendar year for personal care for when they are unable to work due to need to care for family members. 

Better You. Well-being. Reimagined

Better You is our commitment to helping you achieve the vitality needed to perform at your best, both inside and outside the workplace. It is our holistic approach to well-being, providing you with carefully curated benefits, programs and tools for your physical, emotional/daily life, financial and social well-being.

To learn more about all of the benefits and well-being programs we offer, visit our Better You site.

  • Physical support to help you stay at your peak

    We provide a choice of high-quality health care coverage, whether you prefer Open Access Plan options or a high-deductible health plan with a Health Savings Account option.

    Gympass is the largest global network of gyms, bootcamps and studios. Gympass empowers employees to lead healthier lifestyles by providing access to over 10,000 fitness facilities in the US with a single monthly membership. Additionally, Gympass W, their new digital platform, provides employees access to streaming and on-demand workouts.

    Through the EY Well-being Fund, we reimburse most US professionals for 75% of the cost of gym memberships, exercise equipment, ergonomic home office furniture and more, up to $1,000 a year.

    For a second opinion on recent diagnoses and expert consultations regarding treatment plans for ongoing conditions, 2nd.MD gives employees and their eligible dependents and parents and parents-in-law, no-cost access to top physicians from top-rated medical institutions across the US.

    Family-friendly benefits, such as Pathways to Parenthood, gives aspiring moms and dads help covering the cost of assisted reproductive technology procedures (e.g., in vitro fertilization), adoption and surrogacy up to $50,000. And after a year of service, employees get 16 weeks of paid parental leave.

    Pathways to Transition offers employees coverage of $25,000 for gender transition-related expenses not covered by a medical plan.

    Learn more about how we support your physical well-being.

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  • Emotional support for life's events and to build resiliency

    EY Assist provides a range of leading-class support services to help you and your loved ones better manage life's events and transitions. It's your single source for 24-hour access to counseling and consultations. The following are available at no cost to you, and your family members in your household, on a completely confidential basis:

    • Up to 25 free visits per year/per issue with a licensed mental health clinician (services are available face-to-face, by phone or web video sessions)
    • Support during life's transitions (e.g., marriage, divorce, starting a family and caring for ill loved ones)
    • Referrals for family, legal, mental health, addiction and stress management issues.

    We Care provides a framework to understand the signs of when someone may be struggling with a mental health and addiction or other personal matter, and how to help.

    EY offers our people no-cost access to meQuilibrium (meQ), a digital support resource that helps employees learn how to better manage stress, build resilience and optimize potential. Created from over 20 years of research in positive psychology, resilience training and integrative medicine, meQ is scientifically proven to boost resilience and enhance overall well-being.

    Sleepio is our digital sleep improvement program that is scientifically proven to work. Sleepio will provide your Sleep Score, sleep tips and weekly guidance to improve your sleep and overcome sleep issues, such as insomnia.

    Flexible working empowers teams to mutually determine new ways of working that meet client needs, while providing time for what matters to you so you can fully engage in work and life outside of work.

    Learn more about how we support your emotional well-being.

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  • Financial support to help you plan for the future

    Our 401(k) plans have multiple investment options and matching contributions, with gradual vesting on the EY matches beginning with two years of service and 100% vesting after five years.*

    Our pension plan helps you plan for your retirement and includes early retirement options, lump-sum or annuity payout options and pre-retirement survivor benefits for your spouse or registered domestic partner.

    EY Navigate™ offers a no cost financial planning service that helps you build a personalized path toward managing financial wellness.

    EY Student Loan offers solutions for repaying student loan debt.

    EY TaxChat™, our on-demand mobile tax preparation service, connects eligible employees with EY tax professionals who prepare and file their return in a secure, online environment.

    Learn more about how we support your financial well-being.

    *For individuals hired on or after January 1, 2017. Participants hired before January 1, 2017, are 100% vested in the EY matching contributions, and all employees are fully vested at all times in their contributions.

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  • Social impact programs to help you connect to communities and each other

    EY professional networks celebrate our culture of belonging by helping our people expand their personal networks, enhance professional skills and engage with leadership.

    EY provides skills-based volunteering opportunities so you can use your professional skills and business knowledge to make the most impact in our communities…and your career development.

    EY people can share their generosity through charitable contributions, such as support for education through EY Foundation matching grants, College MAP scholarships and donations to the United Way.

    Learn more about how we support your social well-being.

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