Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $82K annually. The largest fraction of Discover Financial Services LLC people (38 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $58K per year on average.
Data Modelers earn the highest median pay at $95K annually, followed by Marketing Project Managers (around $86K), Instructional Designers (approximately $56K), and Operations Analysts ($50K). On the lower end are Customer Service Representatives at approximately $27K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($81K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Houston, Texas (around $81K), the company's headquarter city of Riverwoods, Ill. (about $77K), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($55K) are the next top-paying cities. Columbus, Ohio is near the bottom for pay at $36K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average Discover Financial Services LLC employee makes $79K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Chartered Financial Analyst certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $107K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Sun Certified Java Programmer can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $92K on average. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Discover Financial Services LLC — these employees make the most at $86K annually.
When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $83K per year. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Discover Financial Services LLC workers, with nearly one-eighth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with SQL, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. The vast majority of respondents receive health insurance, and most employees get dental coverage. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, gym membership, and a stock purchase plan.