Directors of Information Technology Program Management represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $123K annually — though Finance Managers, Senior Application Developers, and Implementation Analysts also do fairly well at $86K, $82K, and $64K, respectively. First Data Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Client Services Analysts (about $45K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $115K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Denver, Colo. ($87K), Atlanta, Ga. (around $86K), and Melville, N.Y. (about $81K) are the next top-paying cities. Hagerstown, Md. ranks low on the pay scale — at $55K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, First Data Corporation pays its New York employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $95K annually.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $75K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $53K annually. Overall, the greater share of First Data Corporation folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $91K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Human Resources Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $125K annually. Certified Public Accountants also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $112K per year. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Applied Technology (AAT); First Data Corporation awards $118K to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Team Leadership; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $87K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; close to one-fifth consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis as well.
Benefits and Perks
First Data Corporation lets only 36 percent take paid vacation and only 29 percent take sick leave. The larger part of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Most workers report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. First Data Corporation folks also make good use of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.