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Average Salary for MasterCard Worldwide Employees

St. Louis, Mo.-based MasterCard Worldwide hires for positions ranging from Associate Software Engineer to Information Technology Project Manager in the financial services. MasterCard Worldwide workers are not strangers to large paychecks, where average earnings swell to $96K annually. Though how long you've been working and geography are influential salary factors for those at MasterCard Worldwide, your role at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

MasterCard Worldwide typically pays:
above market

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About This Company

St. Louis, Missouri 10577


Financial Services


Mastercard, Mastercard International

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The highest average salaries go to Marketing VPs, who bring in close to $157K per year, though Risk Managers are not far behind at $100K along with Business Analysts (about $90K) and Information Technology Project Managers ($89K). Among the lower-paid positions at MasterCard Worldwide are Associate Software Engineers — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $58K.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $57K annually. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $90K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of MasterCard Worldwide employees (34 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $104K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($140K per year) can be spotted in Stamford, Conn.; Purchase, N.Y. (around $110K), New York, N.Y. (approximately $102K), and O'fallon, Mo. (about $72K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $69K, St. Louis, Mo. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. MasterCard Worldwide workers in Connecticut earn the most — $150K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $130K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. MasterCard Worldwide provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration — these employees rake in $102K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $94K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Business Analysis; a little less than one-fifth deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Java.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-half of survey participants at MasterCard Worldwide enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in three respondents can take sick leave. A large number of survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. A large number of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of employees also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, a company cell phone, and life insurance.

Key Stats for MasterCard Worldwide


44 %
56 %
$45,958 - $131,150
$50,932 - $114,929
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 12 votes.
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