3.9 (426)
Industry: Services - HQ: Teaneck, NJ

Cognizant Salaries

2.8 (based on 207 salary ratings)

Cognizant employees earn $34 per hour on average, or $71,000 annually, which is 24% higher than the national salary average of $56,000 per year. According to our data, the highest paying job at Cognizant is a Principal Architect at $143,000 annually while the lowest paying job at Cognizant is a Business Development Executive at $33,300 annually.

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Cognizant Employees Average (1,475)
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Cognizant Employee Salary Reviews

Anonymous Employee Salaries (101)
Posted this week

"According to the Indian market and my capability, I am being paid as per the prevailing rates. However, everyone has the will to grow more."

Posted last week in Lynchburg, VA

"Under paid for the work done by senior associate."

Associate Salaries (140)
Posted last month in Miamisburg, OH

"The pay scale for an associate who joined the company in US on deputation is very low compared with the pay of an Associate who was hired in the US. The salary gap between Associate and the next level is over 20%. After having worked as an Associate in the US for over two years and three revisions my salary has increased by only 4%"

Posted last month in Lincolnshire, IL

"I am an underpaid employee."

Senior Associate Salaries (131)
Posted last week

"Pay is not enough in LA city."

Posted last week in Teaneck, NJ

"Salary hikes are very less. Even getting promoted won't change much."

Cognizant Employees Average Salary Ratings

Average Rating
(based on 207 Cognizant Salary Review Ratings)
Programmer Analyst Salaries (192)
Posted last week in Chicago, IL

"It was great working there."

Posted 3 months ago

"The pay in Cognizant for a freshly graduated programmer is under the average, compared to other companies in Saudi Arabia."

Senior Developer Salaries (12)
Posted this month in Boca Raton, FL

"I feel I am underpaid for the role I am playing."

Posted 6 months ago in Chicago, IL

"I think it is as per the market."

Average Cognizant Employee Salaries in the Past 5 Years

Year Salary
2009 $72000
2010 $70000
2011 $69000
2012 $61000
2013 $79000
Projects Associate Salaries (7)
Posted this month in Las Vegas, NV

"VERY VERY UNDERPAID. Company sucks the blood of the employees and gives them nothing."

Posted last month in Teaneck, NJ

"It's the norms for all the Associates. So it is not underpaid or overpaid."

Consultant Salaries (16)
Posted 4 months ago in Bangall, NY

"The salary was in Indian Rupees. I thought I was a little underpaid given the slow job market in 2011."

Posted 5 months ago in Newark, DE

"It depends on the work allocated."

Senior Systems Analyst Salaries (14)
Posted this week in Austin, TX

"It looks decent for new people to this role. But I have explored/proved lot of things at the client end on behalf of my company. Considering that, I should be paid more."

Posted 3 months ago in Bentonville, AR

"Underpaid working here."

Senior Java Developer Salaries (7)
Posted 3 months ago in Plano, TX

"I am currently being underpaid by my company for the kind of job that I am doing."

Posted 4 months ago in Plano, TX

"Yes I am underpaid for the role of Tech Lead and Sr. Java Developer."

ERP Consultant Salaries (3)
Posted this month in Englewood, CO

"Yes, I believe that I am underpaid considering my work experience."

Posted 6 months ago in Teaneck, NJ

"I feel I am underpaid for my experience and technical skills. People with same expertise are getting paid more in the peer organizations."