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Average Salary for First Data Corporation Employees

Greenwood Village, Colo.-based First Data Corporation hires for positions ranging from Risk Analyst to Project Analyst in the financial services. First Data Corporation employees bring home $69K per year on average. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at First Data Corporation, but your city and your job title affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111


Financial Services

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $56K annually. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $66K per year. The greater proportion of employees (26 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $83K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($93K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Denver, Colo. ($89K), Atlanta, Ga. ($86K), and Melville, N.Y. (approximately $71K) 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 employees make the most in California, earning $85K annually on average.


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 around $85K, about $84K, and around $60K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at First Data Corporation are Senior Financial Analysts — the median salary for this role approaches $53K.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $102K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $89K per year. The best paid folks at First Data Corporation have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), earning $77K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Financial Reporting; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $87K per year. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among First Data Corporation workers, with approximately one-fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Project Management, Data Analysis, and Financial Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at First Data Corporation can sometimes lack paid time off; two-fifths of employees get paid vacation days, and a third of employees receive paid sick leave. A strong majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that First Data Corporation sponsors. First Data Corporation provides health insurance to a large number of employees, and a fair number of employees do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include 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
$40,364 - $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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