When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($135K per year) can be spotted in Stamford, Conn.; Miami, Fla. (approximately $115K), Purchase, N.Y. (about $110K), and Detroit, Mich. ($83K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $74K) is St. Louis, Mo. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is around $172K annually.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $68K per year. Average pay is $76K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of MasterCard Worldwide folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $108K per year.
Senior Technical Consultants rake in the most money, with average earnings of $109K annually; IT Senior Project Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to around $83K, while User Experience Designers and Senior Systems Analysts rank near the top as well (approximately $75K and about $75K, respectively). Among the lower-paid positions at MasterCard Worldwide are Associate Software Engineers — the median salary for this role approaches $62K.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($110K per year) than those without credentials. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Public Accountants with credentials; these people earn approximately $85K annually on average. Regarding salaries and education, MasterCard Worldwide pays those with a Master of Science (MS) the most — around $118K.
In this position, it pays to have People Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $114K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, nearly one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to know Business Analysis, Data Analysis, and Java.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (22 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Most employees save for retirement through MasterCard Worldwide's 401(k) plan. MasterCard Worldwide provides health insurance to the vast majority of workers, and most workers do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and flexible hours.