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Private Equity Chief Dealmakers


Salaries for private equity executives rank among the highest in any industry. The 2020 Private Equity and Venture Capital Compensation Report revealed that private equity and venture capital compensation had increased for the sixth year in a row. A record 68 percent of respondents reported total compensation of more than $200,000. In May 2019, eFinancialCareers indicated that annual base salaries for managing directors of private equity firms totaled $420,000, with total compensation of $1.6 million. Annual earnings for the very top chief dealmakers can range in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

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