Acquisitions Associate Salary
Acquisitions Associates in the United States take home approximately $73K per year on average. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Acquisitions Associates — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Acquisitions Associates greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$48,881 - $110,065|
|Bonus||$-0.49 - $29,730|
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|$41,884 - $124,644|
|Hourly Rate||$10.30 - $38.78|
|Bonus||$-0.49 - $29,730|
|Total Pay (||$41,884 - $124,644|
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
Acquisitions Associates report a narrow range of specific skills. Financial Modeling and Financial Analysis are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 5 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Financial Analysis also know Real Estate.
Pay Difference by Location
Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Acquisitions Associates, 72 percent above the national average. Acquisitions Associates will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+50 percent), Washington (+27 percent), Huntsville (+13 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Phoenix (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).
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