The pay package depends on two factors:
1. The Company
2. The Profile
When I started working with PwC as an ACCA affiliate, straight out of college, my pay package was equivalent to that of the fresher CAs in my company (Ranging from Rs. 7 to Rs. 9 lacs). Moreover, I worked on the same projects, and in the same teams as the CA freshers.
The same has been the case for most of the ACCA affiliates and members in our network, who have worked in companies such as PwC, KPMG, EY, Grant Thornton, BDO, Accenture, Tata, FedEx, ICICI, Standard Chartered, JPMorgan Chase, Yes Bank etc, in departments ranging from Accounting Advisory, IFRS implementation, Audit, Assurance, Transfer Pricing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Internal Audit and Risk Advisory. Companies such as Maersk have internal departments where they work on converting reports to IFRS as well as US GAAP. Furthermore, a lot of it depends on choosing the right department, and factors such as vacancy in the company, timings, and the interview itself. Depending on these variable factors, your pay package may differ from the above mentioned amounts.