Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $75K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $65K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $89K annually) can be spotted in Deerfield, Ill.; Chicago, Ill. ($85K), the company's headquarter city of Riverwoods, Ill. (around $83K), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($61K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of New Albany, Ohio — at around $43K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Illinois offers the highest pay at $84K per year.
Bringing in the most money are Senior Financial Analysts — their earnings average approximately $94K annually. Marketing Project Managers are a close second at about $81K along with Project Managers ($75K) and Data Analysts ($70K). Among the lower-paid positions at Discover Financial Services LLC are Customer Service Team Leaders — the median salary for this role approaches $49K.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Ethical Hackers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $127K per year. Discover Financial Services LLC provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — these employees rake in around $111K annually.
In this position, it pays to have SQL in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $78K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one-fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Discover Financial Services LLC sponsors. Health insurance is part of the package for most survey participants, and for a large number of respondents, dental coverage is too. Some other perks are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, optional telecommute / work from home, gym membership, and life insurance.