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Cognizant employees earn $71,000 annually on average, or $34 per hour, which is 9% higher than the national salary average of $65,000 per year. According to our data, the highest paying job at Cognizant is an Enterprise Architect at $152,000 annually while the lowest paying job at Cognizant is a Business Development Executive at $33,000 annually.

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$48K Associate Average Salary at Cognizant (158 salaries)

+$3K (6%) more than national average Associate salary ($45K)
-$23K (38%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
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+$9K (11%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Pay at Cognizant is like, they provide the salary which is a basic wage of wage levels determined for LCA. Associates with the experience can make at least a decent amount."
-$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%"
+$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."
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$73K Senior Associate Average Salary at Cognizant (146 salaries)

Equal to national average Senior Associate salary ($73K)
+$2K (2%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
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+$29K (33%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Competitors pay more."
+$4K (5%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Underpaid based on amount of work I am responsible for."
+$9K (11%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I think I was getting paid at par with the industry average."
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$68K Programmer Analyst Average Salary at Cognizant (207 salaries)

+$3K (4%) more than national average Programmer Analyst salary ($65K)
-$3K (4%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
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-$1K (1%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I worked in another country, but I was paid fair when I compare with other companies based on the quality of living in that place."
-$13K (20%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"The pay at cognizant is average"
-$46K (95%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Reasonable. I got good recognition for my work and I got paid correctly."
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$81K Project Manager Average Salary at Cognizant (29 salaries)

Equal to national average Project Manager salary ($81K)
+$10K (13%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
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+$49K (51%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"Yes I am, the challenges which I took to completed my tasks in alignment with 55 users across the globe was really a great and tough job, however, I feel that this job can be done by two by I took all the pain and necessary steps to make the project successful."
+$39K (43%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I should be expecting some increment or growth over the years of my service which is not happening."
+$49K (51%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"It is good and similar to the market price but without some other compensations which other companies offer."
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$86K Senior Developer Average Salary at Cognizant (13 salaries)

-$4K (4%) less than national average Senior Developer salary ($90K)
+$15K (19%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
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-$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."
+$4K (5%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"It is very competitive."
+$49K (51%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"8"
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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)
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-$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."
-$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."
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$91K Senior Consultant Average Salary at Cognizant (21 salaries)

Equal to national average Senior Consultant salary ($91K)
+$20K (24%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
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+$21K (25%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"With my experience senior consultants are getting more as compared"
-$60K (146%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"My salary stayed the same throughout the years."
+$14K (17%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I am getting less here. I am underpaid."
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$98K Manager Average Salary at Cognizant (19 salaries)

+$55K (78%) more than national average Manager salary ($43K)
+$27K (31%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
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+$25K (29%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"The current market rate for a Technical manager in DFW starts with 115K annually."
+$44K (47%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"At par or above with similar profiles and competitors"
+$24K (28%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I would rate it as average"
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$80K Consultant Average Salary at Cognizant (17 salaries)

-$1K (1%) less than national average Consultant salary ($81K)
+$9K (11%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
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+$34K (38%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"It is 6 out of 10."
+$7K (9%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I am underpaid compared to other Consultants."
-$11K (16%) less than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"It depends on the work allocated."
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$105K Architect Average Salary at Cognizant (10 salaries)

+$4K (3%) more than national average Architect salary ($101K)
+$34K (38%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
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+$39K (43%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"opportunity to get more"
+$89K (77%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"My salary is competitive"
+$29K (33%) more than average Cognizant salary ($71K)
"I guess I am neither underpaid nor over paid. I am paid somewhere around the average pay."
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