Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at First Data Merchant Services for between five and 10 years earn approximately $48K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of First Data Merchant Services employees (50 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $50K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $91K annually) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Melville, N.Y. ($70K), Baltimore, Md. (about $52K), and Hagerstown, Md. ($48K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $47K, Coral Springs, Fla. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across First Data Merchant Services' U.S. offices, employees in the state of Georgia earn the most, taking home $91K per year.
Bringing in the most money are Senior Accountants — their earnings average around $59K annually. Senior Business Analysts are a close second at $54K along with Application Developers ($52K) and Senior Compliance Analysts (approximately $47K). Business Consultants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $35K.
Certifications and Degrees
Regarding salaries and education, First Data Merchant Services pays those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) the most — around $80K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Microsoft Word; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $70K per year. A relatively widespread skill at First Data Merchant Services is Microsoft Excel; slightly less than a third of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Data Analysis, Business Analysis, and Project Management.
Benefits and Perks
43 percent have paid vacation, and only about 29 percent can take paid time off for illness. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, First Data Merchant Services provides an optional 401(k) plan, and the larger part of employees participate. For a strong majority of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and stock options.