Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $56K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $68K annually. The largest slice of the First Data Corporation workforce (27 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $84K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($93K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Denver, Colo. (about $90K), Atlanta, Ga. (around $87K), and Melville, N.Y. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($56K) in Houston, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $88K per year) in Colorado.
The highest average salaries go to Finance Managers, who bring in close to approximately $88K annually, though Senior Business Analysts are not far behind at around $85K along with Information Technology Project Managers ($84K) and Project Analysts (about $60K). Senior Financial Analysts are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $53K.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $102K per year for Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Becoming a Certified Information Systems Security Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $88K on average. The best paid folks at First Data Corporation have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), earning approximately $77K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $82K per year. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; a little less than one-fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and Business Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 43 percent receiving paid vacation and over a third of workers receiving sick leave. A fair number of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. First Data Corporation provides health insurance to most employees, and a fair number of respondents do receive dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company cell phone.