The highest average salaries go to Senior Technical Consultants, who bring in close to $91K, though Quality Assurance Analysts are not far behind at about $74K along with Information Technology Consultants ($62K) and IT Business Analysts (approximately $57K). Among the lower-paid positions at CGI Federal are Application Developers — typical salaries for this role approach around $47K.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $80K. The largest fraction of CGI Federal people (39 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $57K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $79K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Fairfax; Baltimore ($76K), Washington, DC ($70K), and Arlington (around $67K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Lebanon — at about $47K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $78K annually) in Maryland.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $111K. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists with credentials; these people typically earn $110K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS), Management Information Systems (MIS); CGI Federal awards $135K to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have C# in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $82K. SQL is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; nearly one in five of CGI Federal's people use it regularly. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Microsoft Office, Business Analysis, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Only 38 percent at CGI Federal enjoy paid vacation time, and just 31 percent can take sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, CGI Federal provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a solid majority of workers participate. Perks cover health insurance for almost all employees and dental coverage for the greater part of workers. Some other advantages of working at CGI Federal are a stock purchase plan, flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.