Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $66K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $55K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (25 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $84K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $93K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Denver, Colo. (around $91K), Atlanta, Ga. ($86K), and Melville, N.Y. (approximately $76K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Houston, Texas at $56K. Across First Data Corporation's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Colorado earn the most, taking home about $88K annually.
Finance Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $88K per year; Senior Business Analysts, Information Technology Project Managers, and Project Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $85K, around $84K, and $60K, respectively. First Data Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Senior Financial Analysts ($53K on average).
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $102K annually for Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Project Management Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $89K per year. The best paid folks at First Data Corporation have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), earning about $77K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft Project among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $86K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Business Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
38 percent have paid vacation, and only about 31 percent can take paid time off for illness. A strong majority of survey participants save for retirement through First Data Corporation's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a fair number of respondents and dental coverage for a strong majority of respondents. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.