Nearing the top of the pay scale are Risk Managers, Project Managers, Marketing Project Managers, and Operations Project Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $103K per year, the other salaries come in at $85K, around $82K, and $68K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Discover Financial Services LLC are Customer Service Team Leaders — the median salary for this role approaches $46K.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $81K annually. The largest slice of the Discover Financial Services LLC workforce (36 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $61K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $88K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Chicago, Ill. (about $84K), the company's headquarter city of Riverwoods, Ill. ($75K), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($62K) are the next top-paying cities. Salt Lake City, Utah ranks low on the pay scale — at $47K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average Discover Financial Services LLC employee makes around $88K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Ethical Hackers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $127K annually. Earning a SANS/GIAC Security Analyst certification garners significant financial rewards of $124K per year on average. Discover Financial Services LLC compensates Master of Science (MS)-holders the most at $100K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be SQL; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $75K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, one-fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
Most workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most employees, and for a large number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Perks also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, optional telecommute / work from home, and life insurance.