Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $82K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $59K per year.
Relationship Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $106K annually on average; Data Modelers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $95K, followed by Senior Java Developers earning about $91K and Marketing Project Managers making $86K. Customer Service Representatives make an average around $27K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($83K per year) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Chicago, Ill. ($82K), the company's headquarter city of Riverwoods, Ill. (approximately $77K), and Phoenix, Ariz. (about $55K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($36K) in Columbus, Ohio, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Texas, where the average salary is about $83K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $119K per year for Certified Regulatory Compliance Managers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to $107K annually for accredited Chartered Financial Analysts. Regarding salaries and education, Discover Financial Services LLC pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) the most — approximately $86K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Data Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $84K per year. A garden variety skill at Discover Financial Services LLC is Project Management; roughly a sixth of Discover Financial Services LLC's people use it regularly. Other top skills include SQL, Microsoft Office, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all employees report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all respondents, and for the vast majority of employees, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and a stock purchase plan.