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Cognizant Employee Salaries

Cognizant employees earn $71,000 annually on average, or $34 per hour, which is 15% higher than the national salary average of $61,000 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 $33,000 annually.

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$43K Associate Average Salary at Cognizant (149 salaries)

-$2K (4%) less than national average Associate salary ($45K)
-$28K (49%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
$104K Associate in Teaneck, NJ · 5 months ago
+$33K (37%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I feel I should be paid more than I was paid. Firstly because the role that I portray has many responsibilities, running project on the whole being a QA Lead, managing a team of people, ensuring client satisfaction and assisting managers on professional artifacts. Training people, getting trained, attending seminars, chairing meetings, drafting Test Summary and Sign Offs. It's indeed a lot of hard work for which I need a better pay."
$58K Associate in Miamisburg, OH · 9 months ago
-$13K (20%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"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%"
$75K Associate in Teaneck, NJ · Last week
+$4K (5%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Other companies pay more than cognizant does for 6 years resource."
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$73K Senior Associate Average Salary at Cognizant (143 salaries)

+$1K (1%) more than national average Senior Associate salary ($72K)
+$2K (2%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
+$14K (17%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I am paid total of $85,000. I believe I deserve more compensation."
$67K Senior Associate in Teaneck, NJ · 12 months ago
-$4K (5%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Under paid when compared with the job market outside."
$75K Senior Associate in Dallas, TX · 10 months ago
+$4K (5%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Underpaid based on amount of work I am responsible for."
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$61K Projects Associate Average Salary at Cognizant (9 salaries)

Equal to national average Projects Associate salary ($61K)
-$10K (15%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
-$8K (11%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"The Pay at Cognizant is Decent. But they should give extra money as per the Location of employer. The Associate who lives in the Subhub/Town with the same salary is satisfied but who lives in Metro City/Downtown area, the salary is not satisfied."
-$4K (5%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Looking at my industry experience I am underpaid and also in terms of my promotion, I have not been given a promotion. And the reason is silly just because they send me onsite I am not eligible to get a promotion. I hate the most in Cognizant is the politics in higher management. They are more bend towards their own regions. They never care for those who excel on their own but the case for those who care for their managers."
-$10K (15%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Not much for the role and work I am doing currently."
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$68K Programmer Analyst Average Salary at Cognizant (196 salaries)

+$3K (4%) more than national average Programmer Analyst salary ($65K)
-$3K (4%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
$25K Programmer Analyst in Newark, NJ · 3 months ago
-$46K (95%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Reasonable. I got good recognition for my work and I got paid correctly."
-$19K (30%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"It was great working there."
-$11K (16%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
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$86K Senior Developer Average Salary at Cognizant (11 salaries)

-$4K (4%) less than national average Senior Developer salary ($90K)
+$15K (19%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
-$11K (16%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"its Underpaid. I guess any senior developer should be on an average be paid a minimum of 100000$ per year."
-$3K (4%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Yes, I believe I am underpaid when compared to the current market value."
+$49K (51%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I feel I am underpaid for the role I am playing."
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$83K ERP Consultant Average Salary at Cognizant (3 salaries)

Equal to national average ERP Consultant salary ($83K)
+$12K (15%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
-$1K (1%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I feel I am underpaid for my experience and technical skills. People with same expertise are getting paid more in the peer organizations."
$81K ERP Consultant in Englewood, CO · 8 months ago
+$10K (13%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Yes, I believe that I am underpaid considering my work experience."
$84K ERP Consultant in Dallas, TX · 5 months ago
+$13K (16%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Better than other Indian IT companies."

$80K Consultant Average Salary at Cognizant (16 salaries)

Equal to national average Consultant salary ($80K)
+$9K (11%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
$78K Consultant in Teaneck, NJ · Last year
+$7K (9%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I am underpaid compared to other Consultants."
$60K Consultant in Newark, DE · Last year
-$11K (16%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"It depends on the work allocated."
$81K Consultant · 3 years ago
+$10K (13%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
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$81K Senior Systems Analyst Average Salary at Cognizant (15 salaries)

Equal to national average Senior Systems Analyst salary ($81K)
+$10K (13%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
+$9K (11%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"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."
+$8K (10%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I feel that I do a lot of work but I am being underpaid."
-$13K (20%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Underpaid working here."
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$51K Program Analyst Average Salary at Cognizant (14 salaries)

-$9K (16%) less than national average Program Analyst salary ($60K)
-$20K (32%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
+$129K (95%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Fine."
$25K Program Analyst · Last month
-$46K (95%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Good for a start and can grow accordingly."
$41K Program Analyst · 4 years ago
-$30K (53%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
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$71K Senior Java Developer Average Salary at Cognizant (7 salaries)

-$20K (24%) less than national average Senior Java Developer salary ($91K)
Equal to average Cognizant salary ($71K)
-$1K (1%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Yes I am underpaid for the role of Tech Lead and Sr. Java Developer."
-$1K (1%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I am currently being underpaid by my company for the kind of job that I am doing."
-$6K (8%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Underpaid. It's less than what I should get."
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