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Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions Salary

Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $106K) surpassing six figures annually. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions. Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 80 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,106 - $154,542
MEDIAN: $105,507

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$62,584 - $182,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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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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Typical 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 37 percent and 15 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions

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

Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $91K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $121K. On average, Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions make $147K following one to two decades on the job. Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Skills That Affect Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 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: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 5%