Acquisitions Associate Salary
The average Acquisitions Associate in the United States earns approximately $72K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Most Acquisitions Associates survey respondents are men (74 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$48,585 - $110,345|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $29,866|
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|$41,729 - $125,878|
|Hourly Rate||$10.21 - $39.15|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $29,866|
|Total Pay (||$41,729 - $125,878|
Job Description for Acquisitions Associate
Acquisitions associates are responsible for researching business opportunities, creating financial models to support or defend acquisitions, and determining whether particular opportunities would be worthwhile in-person. They may work in the financial or real estate sectors to evaluate properties for acquisition, or may work within a mergers-and-acquisition department of a large corporation.Read More...
Those in this position report to an acquisitions partner who is directly responsible for the company's acquisitions, and their job depends heavily on the research they perform and reports they create. Requirements for the position generally include an undergraduate degree in business with or without an MBA. Applicants should also have prior experience with acquisitions, understand all relevant financial models, and be familiar with computer programs such as ARGUS and Excel. Strong communication skills are also important in order to convey opinions to upper-level employees.
Acquisitions associates generally work traditional business hours, though some travel may be required depending on the employer, such as to visit the companies or properties being evaluated.
Acquisitions Associate Tasks
- Assist in the evaluation and collection of due diligence materials and underwriting transactions.
- Develop cash flow analysis of properties.
- Research and analyze market data and prepare financial forecasts.
- Perform document management, coordinate third party reports, and coordinate with the loan administrator.
Popular Skills for Acquisitions Associate
Job skills reported by Acquisitions Associates are limited. Those who have experience with Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, and Real Estate can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning between 4 percent to 7 percent more than the national average. Those familiar with Financial Analysis also tend to know Real Estate.
Pay Difference by Location
For Acquisitions Associates, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 74 percent above the national average. Acquisitions Associates will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+53 percent), Washington (+29 percent), Huntsville (+15 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). In Los Angeles, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Austin and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).
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