Average Salary for First Niagara Bank Employees

Headquartered in Lockport, N.Y., First Niagara Bank offers a range of employment opportunities in the savings institutions, from Accounting Manager to Tax Manager. Compensation for First Niagara Bank employees is around $45K per year on average. Your experience level influences pay for First Niagara Bank workers the most, followed by your role at the company and your city. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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First Niagara Bank Median Salary by Job


Accounting Manager
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Tax Manager
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
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About This Company

Lockport, New York 


Savings institutions, Not Federally Chartered, Finance

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $74K annually on average. The largest slice of the First Niagara Bank workforce (34 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $45K per year.


Bringing in the most money are Tax Managers — their earnings average about $88K annually. Accounting Managers are a close second at $67K along with Banking Branch Managers (approximately $57K).


Residents of Glastonbury, Conn. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $88K per year; other top-paying cities include Buffalo, N.Y. ($68K) and Pittsburgh, Pa. ($67K). Across its U.S. offices, the state of Connecticut pays First Niagara Bank the most — approximately $88K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Public Accountant certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $72K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Licensed Life Insurance Agents also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $41K annually. First Niagara Bank provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS) — these employees rake in about $90K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Tax Consulting; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $88K annually. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately one-fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Financial Analysis, Banking, and Sales Management.

Benefits and Perks

First Niagara Bank sponsors a 401(k) program, and nearly all employees use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for a strong majority of employees, and for the larger part of workers, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include a subsidized cell phone and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for First Niagara Bank


67 %
33 %
$38,783 - $75,216
$50,000 - $84,000

Job Satisfaction

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

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