Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $78K annually. The greater proportion of employees (41 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $55K per year.
Bringing in the most money are Senior Technical Consultants — their earnings average approximately $93K annually. Business Consultants are a close second at $61K along with Information Technology Consultants (around $60K) and IT Business Analysts (about $52K). Near the bottom at CGI Federal are Application Developers, pulling in an average of just around $48K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $78K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va.; Arlington, Va. ($74K), Washington, DC ($72K), and Baltimore, Md. (approximately $66K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($48K) in Lebanon, Va., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of District of Columbia pays CGI Federal the most — around $72K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Black Belts receive bigger paychecks (about $132K per year) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Information Systems Security Professional is rewarded with median pay of approximately $113K annually. CGI Federal compensates Master of Science (MS), Management Information Systems (MIS)-holders the most at $135K per year.
Employees who count C# among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $83K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Business Analysis; around one in seven consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are SQL, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (38 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. A large number of employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of workers, and for most employees, dental coverage is too. CGI Federal also dishes out privileges such as a stock purchase plan, flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.