Information Technology Directors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $140K annually on average; Directors of Information Technology Program Management are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $127K, followed by Accounting Managers earning $85K and Finance Managers making about $83K. On the lower end are Relationship Managers at around $56K on average.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $50K per year on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $75K annually. Overall, the greater share of First Data Corporation folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $87K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($113K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Atlanta, Ga. (around $84K), Melville, N.Y. (about $83K), and Austin, Texas (approximately $82K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $58K, Hagerstown, Md. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, California offers the highest pay at $93K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Sun Certified System Administrators are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $132K annually. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $127K per year. First Data Corporation compensates Master of Science (MS)-holders the most at $125K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Business Analysis; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $85K per year. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under one in five of First Data Corporation's people use it regularly. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in three respondents receive paid vacation and sick leave. The larger part of survey participants take advantage of the 401(k) plan that First Data Corporation sponsors. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of respondents, and for most respondents, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and stock options.