Directors of Information Technology Program Management earn the highest median pay at $127K per year, followed by Finance Managers (around $87K), Information Technology Project Managers (about $86K), and Project Analysts (approximately $60K). On the lower end are Relationship Managers at $56K on average.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $55K annually on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $66K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of First Data Corporation employees (30 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $85K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Denver, Colo. (approximately $87K), Atlanta, Ga. ($82K), and Melville, N.Y. ($81K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $56K, Houston, Texas is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays First Data Corporation the most — $87K annually on average.
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. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of approximately $89K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS); First Data Corporation awards $125K to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Forecasting; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $87K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; between a fifth and a fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at First Data Corporation can sometimes lack paid time off; 36 percent get paid vacation days, and 29 percent receive paid sick leave. First Data Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and a fair number of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. First Data Corporation provides health insurance to most employees, and a strong majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at First Data Corporation are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.