VPs of Product Management rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $150K per year; IT Senior Project Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $83K, while User Experience Designers and Senior Systems Analysts rank near the top as well ($75K and approximately $74K, respectively). On the lower end are Associate Software Engineers at about $61K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($135K annually) can be spotted in Stamford, Conn.; Miami, Fla. (around $120K), Purchase, N.Y. (about $110K), and Detroit, Mich. (approximately $83K) are the next top-paying cities. St. Louis, Mo. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $73K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $172K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $76K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $66K per year. Overall, the greater share of MasterCard Worldwide folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $112K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $110K per year. Becoming a Certified Public Accountant can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $85K on average. The best paid folks at MasterCard Worldwide have a Master of Science (MS), earning $110K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $114K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at MasterCard Worldwide is Project Management, with close to one-fourth considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Business Analysis, Data Analysis, and Java.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, MasterCard Worldwide has room for improvement — only 22 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. A large number of survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all survey participants and dental coverage for most workers. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and flexible hours.