Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $81K annually. The largest fraction of Discover Financial Services LLC people (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $58K per year on average.
Relationship Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $106K annually; Senior Java Developers, Marketing Project Managers, and Operations Project Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $91K, $81K, and about $68K, respectively. Operations Team Leaders at Discover Financial Services LLC do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($45K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($84K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Houston, Texas (about $83K), the company's headquarter city of Riverwoods, Ill. ($78K), and Phoenix, Ariz. (approximately $55K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $45K, New Castle, Del. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at $91K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Regulatory Compliance Managers, who make around $119K per year. On average, salaries rise to $107K annually for accredited Chartered Financial Analysts. The best paid folks at Discover Financial Services LLC have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General & Strategic Management, earning about $108K per year.
When it comes to skills, Strategic Planning seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $101K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among Discover Financial Services LLC workers, with slightly more than a fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, SQL, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Almost all respondents have health insurance, and benefits for most employees also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, gym membership, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a stock purchase plan.