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Average Salary for First Data Corporation Employees

First Data Corporation is a financial services firm headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo. that hires for Risk Analyst positions, Senior Financial Analyst roles, and more. Compensation for First Data Corporation employees is around $68K annually on average. First Data Corporation paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though your city and your job title are also considered. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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First Data Corporation typically pays:
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Employer: First Data Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) (4)
$55,516 - $144,391  
[-]Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) (4)
Salary$52,474 - $109,834  
Total Pay$55,516 - $144,391  
[+]Risk Analyst (4)
$40,744 - $77,422  
[+]Risk Analyst (4)
Salary$42,217 - $73,848  
Total Pay$40,744 - $77,422  
[+]Application Developer (3)
$36,306 - $73,542  
[+]Application Developer (3)
Salary$39,462 - $73,661  
Bonus$373.43 - $4,754  
Total Pay$36,306 - $73,542  
[+]Project Analyst (3)
$41,817 - $73,942  
[+]Project Analyst (3)
Salary$41,955 - $70,855  
Bonus$394.44 - $4,661  
Total Pay$41,817 - $73,942  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134

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Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111


Financial Services

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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.

Key Stats for First Data Corporation


39 %
61 %
$35,079 - $78,491
$40,364 - $100,659
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 23 votes.
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