Earning $123K per year on average, Directors of Information Technology Program Management receive the most money, followed by Product Management Directors (approximately $102K), Senior Application Developers ($84K), and Implementation Analysts (around $67K). Client Services Analysts are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $45K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($128K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Atlanta, Ga. (about $87K), Houston, Texas ($85K), and Denver, Colo. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. At $52K, Hagerstown, Md. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, New York offers the highest pay at around $112K per year.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $80K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $53K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $97K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Sun Certified System Administrators are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $132K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Human Resources Professional is rewarded with median pay of around $125K annually. The best paid folks at First Data Corporation have an Associate of Applied Technology (AAT), earning $118K per year.
Employees who count People Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $110K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the First Data Corporation workforce; roughly a fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, First Data Corporation gives paid vacation to 35 percent and paid sick leave to 28 percent. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, First Data Corporation provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a majority of employees participate. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all workers, and a large number of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. First Data Corporation also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, stock options, and a casual working environment.