Bringing in the most money are Product Managers of e-Commerce — their earnings average $90K per year. Application Developers are a close second at approximately $52K along with Senior Compliance Analysts (about $47K) and Corporate Trainers ($42K).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $85K annually) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Melville, N.Y. ($78K), Hagerstown, Md. (approximately $55K), and Baltimore, Md. (around $52K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($48K) in Coral Springs, Fla., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across First Data Merchant Services' U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home about $117K per year.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at First Data Merchant Services for between five and 10 years earn $70K annually on average. The largest fraction of First Data Merchant Services people (33 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $61K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); First Data Merchant Services awards about $98K to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Data Modeling in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $80K annually. A common skill in First Data Merchant Services' work force is Microsoft Excel; slightly more than a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Data Analysis, Microsoft Word, and Financial Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 31 percent. Approximately half take advantage of the 401(k) plan that First Data Merchant Services sponsors. A fair number of employees receive health insurance, and a fair number of workers get dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.