SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) hey everyone, I know this has been hashed out on here before, but I was wondering what people typically expect to get (gross) in bonus as an associate in year 2 of a contract. I know the typical formula of 25-30 percent of 2-3x base salary. i did not make any bonus year one which I believe is the norm, but it appears that I do have some say in changing the bonus structure for year 2. My current bonus structure is 25% over 3x base salary but this seems barely attainable even in year 2, based on my last 6 months of returns (even though getting busier) Does anyone have any experience with flat bonus of like 5 or 10 percent of all net receipts? Or maybe like 10-15 percent at 2x base? Should I expect some raise in base salary in year 2. I want to be make the offer fair to both parties but I also want some bonus gaurunteed this year and the current system doesnt seem adequate.