Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $56K per year. Survey participants who have worked at First Data Corporation for between five and 10 years earn $66K annually on average. The largest slice of the First Data Corporation workforce (26 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, approximately $83K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $93K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Denver, Colo. (around $89K), Atlanta, Ga. ($76K), and Melville, N.Y. ($71K) are the next top-paying cities. Marietta, Ga. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $44K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Colorado, where salaries average out at approximately $88K per year.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Finance Managers, Information Technology Project Managers, Product Managers of e-Commerce, and Project Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at $88K annually, the other salaries come in at around $84K, $77K, and around $60K, respectively. On the lower end are Senior Financial Analysts at $53K on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $129K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of about $89K annually. First Data Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — these employees rake in $82K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Forecasting; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $90K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth deem it necessary for work. Three more common skills are Project Management, Data Analysis, and Financial Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at First Data Corporation can sometimes lack paid time off; two-fifths of survey participants get paid vacation days, and a third of survey participants receive paid sick leave. To plan for old age, a strong majority of survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. A large number of workers report having health insurance, and a solid majority of employees report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company cell phone.