Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $79K per year. Overall, the greater share of Discover Financial Services LLC folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $63K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Financial Analysts, Marketing Project Managers, Project Managers, and Operations Project Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $94K per year, the other salaries come in at around $81K, $75K, and about $68K, respectively. Financial compensation for Operations Team Leaders is rather low — on average only $47K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $84K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; the company's headquarter city of Riverwoods, Ill. (about $75K), Houston, Texas ($66K), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($62K) are the next top-paying cities. Salt Lake City, Utah ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $47K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Illinois, where the average salary is $84K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $129K annually for Certified Ethical Hackers; non-accredited workers make much less. Microsoft Certified IT Professional : Enterprise Administrators with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $127K per year. Discover Financial Services LLC provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS) — these employees rake in $100K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be SQL; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $77K per year. Project Management is a popular skill among Discover Financial Services LLC workers, with about a fourth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Discover Financial Services LLC provides an optional 401(k) plan, and most survey participants participate. Discover Financial Services LLC provides health insurance to most respondents, and a large number of employees do receive dental coverage. Discover Financial Services LLC folks also make good use of a casual working environment, gym membership, tuition reimbursement, optional telecommute / work from home, and life insurance.