Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions Salary
Average pay for Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($113K). Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
You need to have a bachelor’s degree in finance or a related field to be considered for this position. A master’s in business (MBA) is also often required. Another requirement is experience working in the field of finance and business, preferably experience as part of a mergers and acquisitions team. You should also be someone who shows a strong attention to detail and someone who works well with other people, as everything you do will require you to work on a team. Your hours will be standard business hours, but you will be required to travel. All possible target companies need to be thoroughly evaluated, and that requires you to travel to where they are.
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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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $94K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $111K. Senior Managers of Mergers & Acquisitions claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $155K. 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 $167K on average.