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Average Salary for First Data Corporation Employees

Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo., First Data Corporation offers a range of employment opportunities in the financial services, from Risk Analyst to Information Technology Project Manager. A salary of $68K per year is the median rate at First Data Corporation. At First Data Corporation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your city and what you do at the company each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111


Financial Services

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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $55K annually on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $67K per year. Overall, the greater share of First Data Corporation folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $82K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($91K per year) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; New York, N.Y. ($85K), Atlanta, Ga. (about $85K), and Melville, N.Y. ($82K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Houston, Texas; in fact, at $56K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Colorado pays First Data Corporation the most — $88K annually on average.


Earning around $88K per year on average, Finance Managers receive the most money, followed by Senior Business Analysts (about $85K), Information Technology Project Managers (approximately $84K), and Project Analysts (around $60K). Financial compensation for Senior Financial Analysts is rather low — on average only $53K — relative to the rest of the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers receive bigger paychecks (approximately $102K annually) than those without credentials. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $89K on average. First Data Corporation workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning $77K on average.


In this position, it pays to have Financial Reporting in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $87K per year. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the First Data Corporation workforce; nearly one in five of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Project Management, Data Analysis, and Financial Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Two-fifths of employees receive paid vacation, and only a third of respondents get sick leave. A strong majority of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a solid majority of respondents, and a solid majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. First Data Corporation also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for First Data Corporation


41 %
59 %
$35,373 - $85,000
$44,042 - $101,805
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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