Average Salary for First Niagara Bank Employees

Operating out of Lockport, N.Y., savings institutions company First Niagara Bank employs talent in positions ranging from Tax Manager to Accounting Manager. An average First Niagara Bank employee can expect to make $49K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at First Niagara Bank fluctuate depending on geography; your experience level and what you do at the company also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Lockport, New York 


Savings institutions, Not Federally Chartered, Finance

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $122K annually) can be spotted in Hartford, Conn.; Glastonbury, Conn. ($88K), Pittsburgh, Pa. (around $67K), and Buffalo, N.Y. (approximately $66K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $105K per year) in Connecticut.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $69K annually. The largest fraction of First Niagara Bank people (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $46K per year on average.


The highest paychecks go to Tax Managers, who earn an average $88K annually, closely trailed by Senior Business Analysts ($74K), Accounting Managers (around $67K), and Banking Branch Managers (approximately $60K). Senior Financial Analysts are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $57K.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $87K per year for Certified Internal Auditors; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified Public Accountants with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $68K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS); First Niagara Bank awards $90K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Month-End Close; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $67K per year. A common skill in First Niagara Bank's work force is Financial Analysis; just under one in three of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Customer Service, Accounting, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all employees save for retirement through First Niagara Bank's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a majority of workers and dental coverage for a majority of survey participants. Advantages of working here also include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for First Niagara Bank


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35 %
$40,268 - $71,348
$46,837 - $106,500
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
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