Average Salary for SAP Employees

SAP offers hefty wages with the average worker making $95K annually. SAP paychecks are largely negotiated based on your role at the company, though geography and how long you've been working are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Earning $119K per year on average, Senior Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by User Experience Designers (about $88K), Senior Technical Support Engineers ($85K), and Senior Technical Consultants (approximately $80K). Among the lower-paid positions at SAP are SAP Consultants — the median salary for this role approaches $60K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $110K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Palo Alto, Calif. ($101K), San Jose, Calif. (around $100K), and New York, N.Y. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. Chicago, Ill. is near the bottom for pay at about $53K. SAP workers in California earn the most — $106K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $70K annually on average. Survey participants who have worked at SAP for between five and 10 years earn $74K per year on average. The largest slice of the SAP workforce (32 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $108K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $113K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Human Resources Professionals with credentials; these people earn $52K annually on average. The best paid folks at SAP have a Master of Computer Science (MCS), earning about $132K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Java among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $120K annually. A garden variety skill at SAP is Project Management; one-fifth of SAP's people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are JavaScript, Microsoft Excel, and SQL.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, SAP provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a strong majority of respondents participate. Most respondents report having health insurance, and a strong majority of employees report having dental coverage. SAP employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, a company cell phone, free drinks, optional telecommute / work from home, and life insurance.

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