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 Implementation Analyst to Director of Information Technology Program Management. First Data Corporation pays its employees $71K per year on average. First Data Corporation paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though your experience level and where you live are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111


Financial Services

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Earning about $140K annually on average, Information Technology Directors receive the most money, followed by Directors of Information Technology Program Management (around $125K), Product Management Directors ($102K), and Senior Business Analysts ($85K). With salaries averaging $56K, Relationship Managers are among the lowest paid at First Data Corporation.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $50K per year on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $75K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of First Data Corporation employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $87K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $113K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Atlanta, Ga. ($86K), Melville, N.Y. ($81K), and Austin, Texas (around $81K) are the next top-paying cities. Hagerstown, Md. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $58K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in New York, where the average First Data Corporation employee makes around $86K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Sun Certified System Administrator certainly has its perks — salaries approach $132K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make $127K on average. Regarding salaries and education, First Data Corporation pays those with a Master of Science (MS) the most — approximately $125K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Strategic Planning among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $150K per year. A relatively widespread skill at First Data Corporation is Project Management; just under one-fifth of employees use it for work. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, First Data Corporation gives paid vacation to 37 percent and paid sick leave to 30 percent. A majority of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Most survey participants report having health insurance, and a large number of workers report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at First Data Corporation are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and stock options.

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Key Stats for First Data Corporation


43 %
57 %
$41,036 - $104,889
$48,647 - $106,267
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
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