Average Salary for CGI Federal Employees

CGI Federal is a IT services firm headquartered in Fairfax, Va. that hires for Information Technology Consultant positions, IT Business Analyst roles, and more. CGI Federal pays its employees $65K per year on average. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for CGI Federal workers, followed by your experience level and your city. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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CGI Federal typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: CGI Federal
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Information Technology (IT) Consultant (17)
$53,576 - $79,847  
[-]Information Technology (IT) Consultant (17)
Salary$51,624 - $79,469  
Bonus$-0.50 - $1,973  
Profit Disbursement$419.83 - $6,060  
Total Pay$53,576 - $79,847  
[+]Business Analyst, IT (8)
$39,050 - $71,611  
[+]Business Analyst, IT (8)
Salary$40,074 - $70,164  
Profit Disbursement$322.51 - $4,117  
Total Pay$39,050 - $71,611  
[+]Application Developer (6)
$36,568 - $69,514  
[+]Application Developer (6)
Salary$37,576 - $66,340  
Bonus$351.38 - $4,368  
Profit Disbursement$382.60 - $4,670  
Total Pay$36,568 - $69,514  
[+]Software Developer (6)
$38,897 - $68,356  
[+]Software Developer (6)
Salary$39,030 - $69,594  
Bonus$218.16 - $4,751  
Profit Disbursement$442.94 - $6,943  
Total Pay$38,897 - $68,356  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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About This Company

Fairfax, Virginia 

Information Technology (IT) Services

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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.

Key Stats for CGI Federal


30 %
70 %
$43,986 - $77,949
$45,857 - $92,343
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

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