Managing Director, Private Equity Investments Salary

Men make up the majority of Managing Directors of Private Equity Investments in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $196K per year. Cash earnings for Managing Directors of Private Equity Investments — which occasionally include more than $276K from bonuses and more than $250K from profit sharing — stretch from around $117K to approximately $497K. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$101,186 - $304,102
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$200K
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MEDIAN: $195,827
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$170K$340K$510K
Salary
$101,186 - $304,102  
   
Bonus
$14,720 - $276,171  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $250,000  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$117,448 - $497,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Job Description for Managing Director, Private Equity Investments

Managing directors for private equity investments are expected to find new business opportunities for their firm, identifying and evaluating investments to determine their appropriateness. They typically lead a team of analysts and report to company executives, providing these senior officials with input and guidance related to transactions. Managing directors for private equity investments are also responsible for ensuring comprehensive research is conducted for every potential investment, as well as performing analysis of financial and business practices. They often participate in negotiating transactions, serving as the primary negotiator for their firm. Other tasks performed by these managing directors include working with third parties to develop investment financing support, providing white papers and other business documentation to support investments, and conducting due diligence (including legal and accounting) for investments.

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Managing Director, Private Equity Investments Tasks

  • Review and evaluate clients' private investment options.
  • Assign tasks to and supervise the work of associates and analysts.
  • Manage current investment portfolios to ensure continued success of investment strategies.
  • Analyze new investment strategies to determine possible returns and assess risk.

Common Career Paths for Managing Director, Private Equity Investments


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As Managing Directors of Private Equity Investments make advancements to positions like Chief Executive Officer, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Chief Executive Officers make $170K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Managing Director, Private Equity Investments

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Managing Directors of Private Equity Investments. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $150K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $198K. For Managing Directors of Private Equity Investments, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $257K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $278K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $251,832

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Managing Directors of Private Equity Investments that is 59 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Managing Directors of Private Equity Investments will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent) and San Francisco (+2 percent). Managing Directors of Private Equity Investments in Denver make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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Key Stats for Managing Director, Private Equity Investments

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
35%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Managing Director, Private Equity Investments Salaries

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$252,000

Mid-Career
▼21%

Entry-Level
▼40%

Skills That Affect Managing Director, Private Equity Investments Salaries

Real Estate
▲29%

Investment Management
▲14%

National Average
$252,000

Financial Modeling
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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