Average Salary for First Niagara Bank Employees

First Niagara Bank is a savings institutions firm headquartered in Lockport, N.Y. that hires for Tax Manager positions, Accounting Manager roles, and more. First Niagara Bank employees bring home $45K per year on average. Your experience level influences pay for First Niagara Bank workers the most, followed by your job title and geography. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Lockport, New York 


Savings institutions, Not Federally Chartered, Finance

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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.

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Key Stats for First Niagara Bank


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33 %
$38,783 - $75,216
$50,000 - $84,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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