Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $74K annually. The largest fraction of First Niagara Bank people (34 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $45K per year on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Tax Managers, Accounting Managers, and Banking Branch Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $88K annually, the other salaries come in at $67K and about $57K, respectively.
Residents of Glastonbury, Conn. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $88K per year; other top-paying cities include Buffalo, N.Y. (about $68K) and Pittsburgh, Pa. ($67K). The highest pay by state can be found in Connecticut, where salaries average out at $88K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Public Accountants earn $72K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Licensed Life Insurance Agents also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $41K annually. First Niagara Bank workers who hold a Master of Science (MS) are also well compensated, earning around $90K on average.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Tax Consulting; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $88K per year. Customer Service is a popular skill in the First Niagara Bank workforce; roughly a fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Financial Analysis, Sales, and Month-End Close.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of employees save for retirement through First Niagara Bank's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a fair number of survey participants, and the larger part of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are a subsidized cell phone and a casual working environment.