Average Salary for SAP Employees

SAP offers hefty wages with the average worker making $95K per year. Your role at the company primarily drives compensation; however, geography and your experience level are also reported as secondary influences on salary at SAP. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Senior Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $119K annually — though User Experience Designers, Software Engineers, and Senior Technical Consultants also do fairly well at about $88K, $88K, and around $80K, respectively. Near the bottom at SAP are SAP Consultants, pulling in an average of just $60K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $110K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Palo Alto, Calif. ($101K), San Jose, Calif. (approximately $100K), and New York, N.Y. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $53K, Chicago, Ill. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. SAP workers in California earn the most — $103K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $70K per year on average. Survey participants who have worked at SAP for between five and 10 years earn $75K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of SAP folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $109K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $113K annually for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to about $52K per year for accredited Human Resources Professionals. SAP provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Computer Science (MCS) — these employees rake in $132K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Business Development; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $121K per year. Project Management is a popular skill among SAP workers, with slightly less than one-fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers usually know JavaScript, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office as well.

Benefits and Perks

A solid majority of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of employees and dental coverage for a strong majority of respondents. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, free drinks, optional telecommute / work from home, and stock options.

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Key Stats for SAP


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$46,452 - $108,615
$60,820 - $115,719
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