Average Salary for First Data Corporation Employees

Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo., First Data Corporation offers a range of employment opportunities in the financial services, from Risk Analyst to Senior Financial Analyst. Compensation for First Data Corporation employees is around $69K annually on average. Though geography and what you do at the company do impact pay, how long you've been working is the primary influence on employee salary at First Data Corporation. This report 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

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.

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Key Stats for First Data Corporation


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$35,269 - $85,710
$50,484 - $103,974
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

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