Average Salary for SAP Employees

SAP employees bring home the big bucks — six-figure salaries are common, and average pay approaches $121K per year. Your experience level influences pay for SAP workers the most, followed by what you do at the company and geography. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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SAP typically pays:
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Employer: SAP
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]SAP Consultant (7)
$51,994 - $145,093  
[-]SAP Consultant (7)
Salary$58,183 - $118,639  
Bonus$2,854 - $37,229  
Total Pay$51,994 - $145,093  
[+]Software Engineer (6)
$46,595 - $131,445  
[+]Software Engineer (6)
Salary$50,824 - $121,281  
Bonus$1,397 - $23,166  
Total Pay$46,595 - $131,445  
[+]Product Manager, Software (4)
$91,222 - $195,564  
[+]Product Manager, Software (4)
Salary$85,137 - $159,320  
Bonus$7,491 - $46,261  
Total Pay$91,222 - $195,564  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (3)
$101,727 - $182,683  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (3)
Salary$99,266 - $163,095  
Bonus$4,357 - $30,648  
Total Pay$101,727 - $182,683  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $65K. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make $88K. Overall, the greater share of SAP folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $121K per year.


Senior Software Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $144K; Marketing Directors come in second with typical earnings amounting to approximately $132K, while Product Managers of Software and Software Engineers rank near the top as well ($132K and approximately $83K, respectively). At around $70K, Sales Support Specialists are among the lowest paid at SAP.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($132K annually) can be spotted in New York; Palo Alto (about $127K), San Francisco ($118K), and Chicago ($79K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $63K) in Newtown Square, one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in District of Columbia take home the most — approximately $150K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ScrumMasters, who make about $130K. Salaries typically rise to $119K annually for accredited Project Management Professionals. SAP workers who hold a Master of Science (MS), Industrial Engineering (IE) are also well compensated, earning $129K on average.


Skill-wise, employees who report User Interface Design as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $137K on average. Project Management is regularly seen around here; roughly a sixth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. HTML, Java, and SQL round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

The vast majority of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for a strong majority of workers, and for the greater part of workers, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, optional telecommute / work from home, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for SAP


29 %
71 %
$48,160 - $126,457
$62,976 - $140,661
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

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