Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $55K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $66K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of First Data Corporation employees (25 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $84K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $93K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Denver, Colo. (approximately $91K), Atlanta, Ga. ($86K), and Melville, N.Y. (approximately $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Houston, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at $56K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, First Data Corporation pays its Colorado employees the most; the pay rate there is about $88K per year.
Earning $88K annually on average, Finance Managers receive the most money, followed by Senior Business Analysts (around $85K), Information Technology Project Managers ($84K), and Project Analysts (around $60K). Earning only approximately $53K on average, Senior Financial Analysts make less than most people in the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $102K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of about $89K annually on average. The best paid folks at First Data Corporation have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), earning $77K per year.
Employees who count Microsoft Project among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $86K annually. Project Management is a popular skill in the First Data Corporation workforce; slightly less than a fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Business Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, First Data Corporation gives paid vacation to 38 percent and paid sick leave to 31 percent. A fair number of employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. For a fair number of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Perks also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company cell phone.