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Cognizant Employee Salaries(1,499 salaries)

Cognizant employees earn $71,000 annually on average, or $34 per hour, 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 Client Partner at $146,000 annually while the lowest paying job at Cognizant is a Business Development Executive at $33,000 annually. Browse Cognizant Salaries by Job Title →

$71K Cognizant Average Salary (1,499 salaries)
$51K Industry Average Salary (20,767 salaries)

Average Cognizant Employee Salary in the Past 5 Years

Year Salary
2009 $73000
2010 $71000
2011 $69000
2012 $61000
2013 $79000

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1,499 Salaries for Cognizant Salaries

$43K Associate Average Salary at Cognizant (140 salaries)

-$2K (4%) less than national average Associate salary ($45K)
-$28K (49%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
$58K Associate in Miamisburg, OH · 3 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%"
$65K Associate in Cary, NC · 8 months ago
-$6K (8%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I was retained as associate for nearly 8 years so payment was not structured. Literally had same pay for several years ."
$61K Associate in Wilmington, DE · 11 months ago
-$10K (15%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Neither under paid nor over paid. Fell stressed at times. Do not like the nature of work."
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$75K Senior Associate Average Salary at Cognizant (133 salaries)

Equal to national average Senior Associate salary ($75K)
+$4K (5%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
$75K Senior Associate in Teaneck, NJ · 2 months ago
+$4K (5%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Salary hikes are very less. Even getting promoted won't change much."
$70K Senior Associate in Teaneck, NJ · 8 months ago
-$1K (1%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Compensation plays an important role in your overall job satisfaction."
$67K Senior Associate in Teaneck, NJ · 6 months ago
-$4K (5%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Under paid when compared with the job market outside."
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$65K Programmer Analyst Average Salary at Cognizant (192 salaries)

Equal to national average Programmer Analyst salary ($65K)
-$6K (8%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
$10K Programmer Analyst in Teaneck, NJ · 11 months ago
-$61K (150%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I'm truly underpaid . When you know you can do better than what you are currently doing right now. You can always make yourself count . But still money is needed that acts as your catalyst. I hope those don't get underpaid like me. Everyone should have their chances. US is expensive. I may have stated $50000 annually. But still that has to be insufficient provided we have daily expenditures and also tax to be calculated. It's an honest reply from my side."
$32K Programmer Analyst · 5 months ago
-$39K (75%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"The pay in Cognizant for a freshly graduated programmer is under the average, compared to other companies in Saudi Arabia."
-$19K (30%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"It was great working there."
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$86K Senior Developer Average Salary at Cognizant (12 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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$60K Projects Associate Average Salary at Cognizant (7 salaries)

Equal to national average Projects Associate salary ($60K)
-$11K (16%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
-$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."
-$1K (1%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"The pay is decent but since I have been here from last 6 years there should be adequate increment."
-$10K (15%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"It's the norms for all the Associates. So it is not underpaid or overpaid."
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$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 · 9 months ago
+$7K (9%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I am underpaid compared to other Consultants."
$60K Consultant in Newark, DE · 7 months ago
-$11K (16%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"It depends on the work allocated."
$81K Consultant · This month
+$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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$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)
"I am currently being underpaid by my company for the kind of job that I am doing."
-$1K (1%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Yes I am underpaid for the role of Tech Lead and Sr. Java Developer."
-$6K (8%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Underpaid. It's less than what I should get."
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$97K Technology Architect Average Salary at Cognizant (3 salaries)

-$4K (4%) less than national average Technology Architect salary ($101K)
+$26K (30%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
+$21K (25%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Yes, I am being paid less to some extent but on the other side, happy being offered a nice role and responsibilities, which constantly keep me to the grindstone and elevate well into my career."
+$28K (32%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I am ok with the current compensation and hope it will be better in future."
+$29K (33%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"A bit underpaid because I'm basically on call 24/7."

$76K ERP Consultant Average Salary at Cognizant (3 salaries)

-$2K (2%) less than national average ERP Consultant salary ($78K)
+$5K (6%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
$70K ERP Consultant in Teaneck, NJ · 8 months ago
-$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."
$10K ERP Consultant in Teaneck, NJ · 10 months ago
-$61K (150%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I am being a little underpaid compared to the same experience professionals in other companies."
$81K ERP Consultant in Englewood, CO · 2 months ago
+$10K (13%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Yes, I believe that I am underpaid considering my work experience."
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