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Average Salary for First Data Corporation Employees

Based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, financial services industry player First Data Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including Risk Analyst and Finance Manager positions. First Data Corporation employees typically bring home $60K annually. How long you've been working influences pay for First Data Corporation workers the most, followed by where you live and your job title. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

How This Employer Pays

First Data Corporation typically pays:
below market

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Employer: First Data Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Risk Analyst (4)
$41,665 - $75,911  
[-]Risk Analyst (4)
Salary$42,282 - $74,036  
Total Pay$41,665 - $75,911  
[+]Finance Manager (3)
$52,439 - $120,965  
[+]Finance Manager (3)
Salary$55,915 - $110,696  
Bonus$1,394 - $9,933  
Total Pay$52,439 - $120,965  
[+]Application Developer (3)
$34,300 - $65,430  
[+]Application Developer (3)
Salary$39,301 - $73,748  
Bonus$297.07 - $4,543  
Total Pay$34,300 - $65,430  
[+]Project Analyst (3)
$41,665 - $73,632  
[+]Project Analyst (3)
Salary$41,955 - $73,173  
Bonus$494.23 - $4,237  
Total Pay$41,665 - $73,632  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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First Data Corporation Details

Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111


Financial Services

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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $55K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (28 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $61K per year.


Median pay is highest in Denver ($89K annually), followed by Atlanta ($87K), Hagerstown (approximately $67K), and Omaha (about $61K). Expected earnings are below average (approximately $35K) in Maitland, one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Colorado pays First Data Corporation the most — $87K per year on average.


The highest paychecks go to Finance Managers, who earn around $88K, closely trailed by Information Technology Project Managers ($84K), Senior Business Analysts (about $62K), and Project Analysts ($60K). Financial compensation for Associate Financial Analysts is rather low — only approximately $39K — relative to the rest of the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Public Accountant certainly has its perks — salaries approach $103K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Cisco Certified Network Associate is rewarded at $87K annually. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance make the most here, hauling in about $92K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Forecasting among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $90K. A relatively widespread skill at First Data Corporation is Microsoft Excel; nearly one in four of employees use it for work. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Data Analysis, Project Management, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about 45 percent receiving paid vacation and over a third of workers receiving sick leave. The greater part of workers report contributing to a 401(k). A strong majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for most workers also include dental insurance. Other privileges include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and gym membership.

Key Stats

45 %
55 %
$37,320 - $77,985
$38,205 - $90,031
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

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