Average Salary for First Niagara Bank Employees

First Niagara Bank is a savings institutions firm headquartered in Lockport, N.Y. that hires for Accounting Manager positions, Tax Manager roles, and more. An average First Niagara Bank employee can expect to make $49K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for First Niagara Bank workers, followed by your experience level and your role at the company. This overview 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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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $122K annually) can be spotted in Hartford, Conn.; Glastonbury, Conn. ($88K), Pittsburgh, Pa. ($67K), and Buffalo, N.Y. (about $66K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the firm, employees working in Connecticut take home the most — approximately $105K per year on average.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $69K annually. Overall, the greater share of First Niagara Bank folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $46K per year.


Earning $88K annually on average, Tax Managers receive the most money, followed by Senior Business Analysts (approximately $74K), Accounting Managers (around $67K), and Senior Financial Analysts ($57K). Near the bottom at First Niagara Bank are Banking Branch Managers, pulling in an average of just 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 approximately $68K annually. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS) make the most here, hauling in $90K per year.


Employees who count Month-End Close among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $67K annually. Financial Analysis is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under one in three of First Niagara Bank's people use it regularly. Customer Service, Accounting, and Microsoft Excel were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

First Niagara Bank sponsors a 401(k) program, and nearly all employees use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a majority of employees, and the larger part of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

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$46,837 - $106,500

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
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