Residents of Pittsburgh pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $115K per year; other top-paying cities include Philadelphia (about $80K) and Buffalo ($56K). Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Pennsylvania, where they average to $82K annually.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $56K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $50K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make around $80K per year.
The highest paychecks go to Financial Analysts, who earn $65K, closely trailed by Bank VPs & Branch Managers ($59K) and Banking Branch Managers ($58K).
Certifications and Degrees
Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in approximately $64K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Data Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $83K. One of the more prevalent skills at First Niagara Bank is Banking, with approximately one in seven considering it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Project Management, Sales Management, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; First Niagara Bank gives paid vacation days to 45 percent and sick leave to 23 percent. Nearly all workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Most workers have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of workers also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a company cell phone, stock options, and flexible hours.