Private Equity Associate Salary

The average salary for a Private Equity Associate is $78,858 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$51,637 - $110,011
MEDIAN: $78,857

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$51,637 - $110,011  
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$57,575 - $136,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Job Description for Private Equity Associate

Private equity associates are usually the people that help close deals within the business and financial sectors. Their main duties include analyzing the performance of investments, as well as conducting modeling for these investments and preparing reports that display performance-related trends. It is common for a private equity associate to be assigned business and financial portfolios to monitor. Reviewing confidential memoranda about a new investment is another typical duty; additionally,they provide summaries of these memoranda for senior staff. Private equity associates may also conduct initial fundraising as new funds are being formed within their firm.


Private Equity Associate Tasks

  • Assist in processing portfolio transactions.
  • Conduct research to identify investment opportunities and carry out due diligence analysis.
  • Perform financial analysis on clients' investment portfolios to determine potential returns.
  • Present results of analysis and portfolio decisions to clients and management.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Financial Modeling
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


25 %
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%