Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions Salary

Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $105K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions are male. Most Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$68,695 - $158,551
(Median)
$69K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $105,326
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$68,695 - $158,551  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $33,453  
Profit Sharing
$3,052 - $9,826  
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).
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$63,147 - $185,835  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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.

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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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Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Due Diligence and Mergers and Acquisitions are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent and 12 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions

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


Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $91K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $120K. Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $148K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $147K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$119,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions Salaries

Due Diligence
up arrow 36%

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 12%

National Average
$119,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 4%
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