Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions Salary

Generous salaries abound for Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($110K) per year. In the world of Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions, total cash compensation can vary between $68K and $186K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $36K and $50K, respectively. Most Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions survey respondents are men (78 percent). Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,531 - $154,545
MEDIAN: $110,199

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$69,531 - $154,545  
$750 - $36,296  
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).
$67,982 - $185,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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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Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Due Diligence and Mergers and Acquisitions are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

For many Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $97K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $125K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $146K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $149K on average.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


22 %
78 %

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: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 5%