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.See all Cognizant salaries »
"I am being underpaid. Working on cutting edge technology has its own risk and people need to be compensated for the risk and the technical knowhow."
"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."
"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%"
"I am an underpaid employee."
"Pay is not enough in LA city."
"Salary hikes are very less. Even getting promoted won't change much."
"It was great working there."
"The pay in Cognizant for a freshly graduated programmer is under the average, compared to other companies in Saudi Arabia."
"I feel I am underpaid for the role I am playing."
"I think it is as per the market."
"VERY VERY UNDERPAID. Company sucks the blood of the employees and gives them nothing."
"It's the norms for all the Associates. So it is not underpaid or overpaid."
"The salary was in Indian Rupees. I thought I was a little underpaid given the slow job market in 2011."
"It depends on the work allocated."
"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."
"Underpaid working here."
"I am currently being underpaid by my company for the kind of job that I am doing."
"Yes I am underpaid for the role of Tech Lead and Sr. Java Developer."
"Yes, I believe that I am underpaid considering my work experience."
"I feel I am underpaid for my experience and technical skills. People with same expertise are getting paid more in the peer organizations."
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