Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Discover Financial Services LLC for between five and 10 years earn $81K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $61K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $83K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Houston, Texas (about $81K), the company's headquarter city of Riverwoods, Ill. (around $80K), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($57K) are the next top-paying cities. Salt Lake City, Utah is near the bottom for pay at around $46K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Discover Financial Services LLC the most — about $81K annually on average.
The highest average salaries go to Marketing Project Managers, who bring in close to $82K per year, though Senior Associate - Investment Bankings are not far behind at approximately $82K along with Project Managers ($76K) and Software Developers ($65K). Among the lower-paid positions at Discover Financial Services LLC are Operations Team Leaders — the median salary for this role approaches about $47K.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Ethical Hackers earn $127K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Certified Information Systems Security Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $126K per year. Discover Financial Services LLC compensates Associate's Degree-holders the most at $115K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be SQL; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $75K per year. A garden variety skill at Discover Financial Services LLC is Project Management; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of Discover Financial Services LLC's people use it regularly. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Most survey participants take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Discover Financial Services LLC sponsors. At Discover Financial Services LLC, most workers have health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Discover Financial Services LLC are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, and optional telecommute / work from home.