Average Salary for First Data Merchant Services Employees

Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo., First Data Merchant Services offers a range of employment opportunities in the financial services, from Senior Compliance Analyst to Business Consultant. The average First Data Merchant Services employee earns $47K per year. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at First Data Merchant Services, but geography and your role at the company affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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First Data Merchant Services Median Salary by Job


Business Consultant
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Senior Compliance Analyst
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Application Developer
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Risk Analyst
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Business Analyst, Finance/Banking
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Senior Business Analyst
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  • Updated: 18 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35
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About This Company

Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111


Financial Services

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at First Data Merchant Services for between five and 10 years earn approximately $48K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of First Data Merchant Services employees (50 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $50K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $91K annually) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Melville, N.Y. ($70K), Baltimore, Md. (about $52K), and Hagerstown, Md. ($48K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $47K, Coral Springs, Fla. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across First Data Merchant Services' U.S. offices, employees in the state of Georgia earn the most, taking home $91K per year.


Bringing in the most money are Senior Accountants — their earnings average around $59K annually. Senior Business Analysts are a close second at $54K along with Application Developers ($52K) and Senior Compliance Analysts (approximately $47K). Business Consultants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $35K.

Certifications and Degrees

Regarding salaries and education, First Data Merchant Services pays those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) the most — around $80K.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Microsoft Word; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $70K per year. A relatively widespread skill at First Data Merchant Services is Microsoft Excel; slightly less than a third of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Data Analysis, Business Analysis, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

43 percent have paid vacation, and only about 29 percent can take paid time off for illness. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, First Data Merchant Services provides an optional 401(k) plan, and the larger part of employees participate. For a strong majority of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and stock options.

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Key Stats for First Data Merchant Services


38 %
62 %
$45,977 - $66,129
$35,234 - $86,476

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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