Average Salary for CGI Federal Employees

Based in Fairfax, Va.,IT services player CGI Federal offers many employment opportunities, including Information Technology Consultant and Software Developer positions. A salary of $64K per year is the median rate at CGI Federal. Though your job title and your city are influential salary factors for those at CGI Federal, your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Fairfax, Virginia 

Information Technology (IT) Services

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Years of Experience

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


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Technical Consultants, Business Consultants, Information Technology Consultants, and IT Business Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $93K annually, the other salaries come in at $61K, approximately $60K, and $52K, respectively. Near the bottom at CGI Federal are Application Developers, pulling in an average of just approximately $48K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($78K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va.; Arlington, Va. (around $74K), Washington, DC ($72K), and Baltimore, Md. (about $66K) are the next top-paying cities. Lebanon, Va. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $48K. The highest pay by state can be found in District of Columbia, where salaries average out at about $72K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Black Belts earn $132K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Information Systems Security Professionals with credentials; these people earn $113K annually on average. Those with a Master of Science (MS), Management Information Systems (MIS) at CGI Federal come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $135K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be C#; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $83K annually. Folks here also tend to know Business Analysis; on the survey, about a seventh of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are SQL, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Just 38 percent receive paid time off. A large number of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. CGI Federal provides health insurance to most respondents, and most workers do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a stock purchase plan, flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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$38,360 - $72,383
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Job Satisfaction

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