Average Salary for First Data Merchant Services Employees

Operating out of Greenwood Village, Colo., financial services company First Data Merchant Services employs talent in positions ranging from Senior Compliance Analyst to Business Consultant. A salary of $47K per year is the median rate at First Data Merchant Services. First Data Merchant Services paychecks are largely negotiated based on your city, though your experience level and your role at the company are also considered. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111


Financial Services

Source: Freebase


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($91K annually) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Melville, N.Y. ($78K), Baltimore, Md. (around $52K), and Coral Springs, Fla. ($47K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $45K) in Hagerstown, Md., one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Georgia, where they average to about $91K per year.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at First Data Merchant Services for between five and 10 years earn around $48K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (46 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $51K per year on average.


Bringing in the most money are Senior Accountants — their earnings average $59K annually. Application Developers are a close second at $52K along with Senior Compliance Analysts (approximately $47K) and Finance & Banking Business Analysts ($46K). Business Consultants at First Data Merchant Services do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($35K on average) at the company.

Certifications and Degrees

First Data Merchant Services workers who hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) are also well compensated, earning $80K on average.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Microsoft Word; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $74K per year. A relatively widespread skill at First Data Merchant Services is Microsoft Excel; approximately one-third of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Data Analysis, Business Analysis, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only two in five survey participants receiving paid vacation and one in four survey participants receiving paid sick days. A little more than half of workers participate in a 401(k) program. A solid majority of employees have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of survey participants also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, life insurance, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for First Data Merchant Services


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58 %
$46,088 - $70,000
$35,101 - $88,362

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
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