Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions Salary

Salaries for Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($113K) per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $39K and $50K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions can bottom out near $71K or peak near $189K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions. There are far more male Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions survey respondents than women, making up 80 percent.

$71,963 - $155,071
MEDIAN: $112,907

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National Salary Data (?
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$71,963 - $155,071  
$1,490 - $39,238  
Profit Sharing
$1,510 - $49,665  
Total Pay (?
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).
$70,568 - $188,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions

A senior manager of mergers and acquisitions is an extremely high-level position. This person needs to be well-versed in business. Your sole job is to evaluate other companies for the possibility of buying them or merging with them. You will be evaluating whether these kinds of deals would benefit your company. You are required to do complex analysis of the possible companies and to formulate a plan that you present to the board of your company. In addition, you are expected to conduct negotiations with potential companies, in conjunction with other senior managers.


Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions Tasks

  • Advise clients on tax consequences of proposed and actual business decisions including bankruptcy.
  • Verify, submit, and provide advice on state and federal tax documents for acquisitions, mergers, debts, and restructurings.
  • Manage large case tax audits, and prepare and submit materials.
  • Identify and suggest strategies to mitigate risk and take opportunities during decision-making and relationship-building.

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Survey takers who work as Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Due Diligence, Financial Analysis, and Mergers and Acquisitions are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 21 percent, and 8 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions

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

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $101K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $124K. Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $146K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $149K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions Salaries

Due Diligence
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


20 %
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 5%