Average Salary for First Data Corporation Employees

Greenwood Village, Colo.-based First Data Corporation hires for positions ranging from Senior Application Developer to Implementation Analyst in the financial services. First Data Corporation pays its employees $72K annually on average. Your city plays the largest role in compensation at First Data Corporation, but your job title and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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First Data Corporation Median Salary by Job


Senior Application Developer
6 profiles

Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT)
5 profiles

Senior Accountant
5 profiles

Implementation Analyst
5 profiles

Product Management Director
4 profiles

Senior Financial Analyst
4 profiles

Finance Manager
3 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 178
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Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111


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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $135K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Atlanta, Ga. (about $87K), Houston, Texas (approximately $85K), and Melville, N.Y. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Hagerstown, Md. — at $52K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is $112K annually.


Directors of Information Technology Program Management are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $123K per year on average; Product Management Directors are next on the list, bringing in close to around $102K, followed by Senior Application Developers earning $84K and Finance Managers making $83K. Earning only approximately $65K on average, Senior Financial Analysts make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $53K annually on average. Survey participants who have worked at First Data Corporation for between five and 10 years earn about $80K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $93K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $132K per year for Sun Certified System Administrators; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of approximately $110K annually. Regarding salaries and education, First Data Corporation pays those with an Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) the most — $118K.


In this position, it pays to have People Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $114K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, approximately one in six of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis as well.

Benefits and Perks

38 percent receive paid vacation, and only 30 percent get sick leave. A strong majority of respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that First Data Corporation sponsors. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all employees, and most respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, stock options, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for First Data Corporation


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$43,878 - $101,389
$48,266 - $115,467

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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