The highest average salaries go to IT Systems Engineers, who bring in close to $98K per year, though Managers of Underwriting are not far behind at $85K along with Financial Managers (around $68K) and Bank Managers ($50K). Earning only about $44K on average, Banking Customer Service Managers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $55K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $46K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of First Citizens Bank employees (28 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $61K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($83K per year) can be spotted in Columbia, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C. (about $66K), Raleigh, N.C. (approximately $65K), and Houston, Texas (around $55K) are the next top-paying cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Georgia, where they average to $79K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Direct Endorsement Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $85K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Notary Publics with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $55K annually. It pays to have a Bachelor of Fine Arts Education (BFAEd) at First Citizens Bank — these employees make the most at around $85K per year.
When it comes to skills, Microsoft Excel seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $103K annually. Customer Relationship Management is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Sales Management, Customer Service, and Business Development round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in six survey participants enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Almost all respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Most employees can count on health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Other privileges include laptop / notebook computer, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.