Average Salary for First Data Merchant Services Employees

Based in Greenwood Village, Colo.,financial services player First Data Merchant Services offers many employment opportunities, including Senior Compliance Analyst and Application Developer positions. A salary of $52K annually is the median rate at First Data Merchant Services. At First Data Merchant Services, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is where you live — it impacts salary more than anything else — though what you do at the company and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. 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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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $91K per year) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Melville, N.Y. ($78K), Baltimore, Md. ($52K), and Hagerstown, Md. ($50K) are the next top-paying cities. Coral Springs, Fla. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $47K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — around $117K annually on average.


Earning approximately $90K per year on average, Product Managers of e-Commerce receive the most money, followed by Application Developers (around $52K) and Senior Compliance Analysts ($47K).

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $75K annually. The largest fraction of First Data Merchant Services people (39 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $61K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

The best paid folks at First Data Merchant Services have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), earning $98K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Agile Software Development; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $120K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; nearly one in four deem it necessary for work. Data Analysis, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Word were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; First Data Merchant Services gives paid vacation days to 36 percent and sick leave to 29 percent. About one-half plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. First Data Merchant Services provides health insurance to a strong majority of employees, and a fair number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

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$48,623 - $74,000
$34,253 - $113,003

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
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