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Average Salary for CGI Federal Employees

Based in Fairfax, Virginia, IT services industry player CGI Federal offers many employment opportunities, including Information Technology Consultant and Software Developer positions. Employees at CGI Federal make $66K annually on average. The most important factor affecting pay for CGI Federal employees is your role at the company, though how long you've been working and where you live play a role as well. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

CGI Federal typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: CGI Federal
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Information Technology (IT) Consultant (20)
$52,720 - $78,941  
[-]Information Technology (IT) Consultant (20)
Salary$50,278 - $78,576  
Bonus$-0.50 - $1,939  
Profit Disbursement$395.87 - $6,182  
Total Pay$52,720 - $78,941  
[+]Application Developer (6)
$36,488 - $68,465  
[+]Application Developer (6)
Salary$37,553 - $65,172  
Bonus$358.54 - $4,410  
Profit Disbursement$330.96 - $4,711  
Total Pay$36,488 - $68,465  
[+]Software Developer (6)
$38,926 - $70,002  
[+]Software Developer (6)
Salary$39,365 - $70,668  
Bonus$263.97 - $4,416  
Profit Disbursement$424.45 - $6,871  
Total Pay$38,926 - $70,002  
[+]Business Analyst, IT (5)
$40,859 - $76,551  
[+]Business Analyst, IT (5)
Salary$42,086 - $71,140  
Total Pay$40,859 - $76,551  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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CGI Federal Details

Fairfax, Virginia

Information Technology (IT) Services

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Senior Technical Consultants rake in the most money, with average earnings of $91K; Information Technology Consultants come in second with typical earnings amounting to approximately $61K, while IT Business Analysts and Business Analysts rank near the top as well (around $57K and about $56K, respectively). CGI Federal hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Application Developers ($47K).

Years of Experience

For those with at least five years experience, pay generally amounts to $80K. On the whole, the greater proportion of employees (39 percent) have a tenure of one to four years and bring home around $57K per year.


Median pay is highest in the company's headquarter city of Fairfax (about $79K annually), followed by Baltimore ($76K), Charleston ($71K), and Washington, DC ($70K). Lebanon ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $47K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Maryland, where the average CGI Federal employee makes around $80K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $110K. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $108K. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Management Information Systems (MIS) make the most here, hauling in approximately $135K annually.


When it comes to skills, .NET seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $95K. SQL is a popular skill among CGI Federal workers, with nearly one in five of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Data Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

38 percent have paid vacation, and only about a third of workers can take paid time off for illness. A solid majority of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. At CGI Federal, the greater part of workers have health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage. CGI Federal also dishes out privileges such as a stock purchase plan, flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

29 %
71 %
$43,600 - $81,389
$45,908 - $91,256
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

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