Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Technical Consultants, Information Technology Consultants, IT Business Analysts, and Business Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at $91K annually, the other salaries come in at $62K, approximately $56K, and around $56K, respectively. Near the bottom at CGI Federal are Application Developers, pulling in an average of just about $47K.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at CGI Federal for between five and 10 years earn $80K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (40 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $57K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($78K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va.; Baltimore, Md. ($76K), Washington, DC (about $71K), and Arlington, Va. ($67K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $47K, Lebanon, Va. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Maryland pays CGI Federal the most — approximately $76K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $111K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ITIL Leaders with credentials; these people earn $105K annually on average. At CGI Federal, employees who hold a Master of Science (MS), Management Information Systems (MIS) receive the highest salaries at $135K.
In this position, it pays to have C# in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $80K per year. Folks here also tend to know SQL; on the survey, slightly less than one-fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Business Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 38 percent receiving paid vacation and roughly one in three workers receiving sick leave. A large number of respondents save for retirement through CGI Federal's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all employees, and most respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are a stock purchase plan, flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.