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Average Salary for CGI Federal Employees

Fairfax, Va.-based CGI Federal hires for positions ranging from Information Technology Consultant to Software Developer in the IT services. CGI Federal pays its employees $64K annually on average. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for CGI Federal workers, followed by how long you've been working and geography. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

Fairfax, Virginia 

Information Technology (IT) Services

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Earning around $97K per year on average, Senior Technical Consultants receive the most money, followed by Information Technology Consultants ($60K), Systems Analysts ($52K), and Business Analysts (approximately $52K). On the lower end are Software Developers at $48K on average.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $78K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of CGI Federal employees (41 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $55K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($77K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va.; Arlington, Va. ($74K), Washington, DC (around $72K), and Baltimore, Md. (approximately $71K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $48K) is Lebanon, Va. The highest pay by state can be found in District of Columbia, where salaries average out at $72K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Six Sigma Black Belts, who make approximately $132K annually. Earning a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $111K per year on average. Those with a Master of Science (MS), Management Information Systems (MIS) at CGI Federal come out on top, and their salaries approach around $135K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be C#; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $77K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at CGI Federal is SQL, with approximately one-seventh considering it a key competency. Many workers usually know Business Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis as well.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 36 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Most respondents save for retirement through CGI Federal's 401(k) plan. A large number of employees receive health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage. CGI Federal folks also make good use of a stock purchase plan, flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for CGI Federal


33 %
67 %
$41,380 - $75,116
$45,052 - $93,667
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
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