Average Salary for MasterCard Worldwide Employees

St. Louis, Mo.-based MasterCard Worldwide hires for positions ranging from Information Technology Project Manager to Senior Software Engineer in the financial services industry. Those interested in boosting their bank account turn to MasterCard Worldwide, where salaries climb well into six-figure range and average pay approaches $105K. MasterCard Worldwide paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though where you live and your job title are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

MasterCard Worldwide typically pays:
above market
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above market
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Employer: MasterCard Worldwide
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) (7)
$54,893 - $163,117  
[-]Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) (7)
Salary$56,772 - $139,722  
Bonus$2,845 - $31,193  
Profit Disbursement$852 - $10,099  
Total Pay$54,893 - $163,117  
[+]Risk Manager (2)
$69,647 - $179,338  
[+]Risk Manager (2)
Salary$66,695 - $153,958  
Bonus$2,656 - $28,843  
Total Pay$69,647 - $179,338  
[+]Software Consultant (2)
$70,379 - $153,152  
[+]Software Consultant (2)
Salary$63,870 - $124,910  
Bonus$2,200 - $29,896  
Total Pay$70,379 - $153,152  
[+]Vice President (VP), Marketing (2)
$135,613 - $246,496  
[+]Vice President (VP), Marketing (2)
Salary$109,462 - $197,877  
Bonus$13,032 - $59,704  
Profit Disbursement$3,405 - $29,311  
Total Pay$135,613 - $246,496  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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About This Company

St. Louis, Missouri 10577


Financial Services


Mastercard, Mastercard International

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $58K. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to around $90K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of MasterCard Worldwide employees (35 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn $102K annually.


Median pay is highest in Purchase ($105K per year), followed by New York (approximately $102K), Stamford (about $92K), and O'fallon ($91K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $51K) is Miami. The highest pay by state can be found in New York, where salaries average out at $103K annually.


Senior Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $104K; Software Consultants come in second with typical earnings amounting to around $104K, while Risk Managers and Information Technology Project Managers rank near the top as well (about $100K and $98K, respectively). Earning only approximately $58K, Associate Software Engineers make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $128K for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Regarding salaries and education, MasterCard Worldwide pays those with a Bachelor's Degree, Finance the most — $109K.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Microsoft SQL Server; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $112K. One of the more prevalent skills at MasterCard Worldwide is Project Management, with nearly one in three considering it a key competency. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Microsoft Excel, Business Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (43 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. A solid majority of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. The greater part of workers can count on health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.

Key Stats for MasterCard Worldwide


42 %
58 %
$45,302 - $104,467
$55,234 - $116,495
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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