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.