The highest average salaries go to Senior Software Engineers, who bring in close to approximately $119K annually, though Senior Technical Consultants are not far behind at around $98K along with User Experience Designers ($88K) and Software Engineers ($88K). SAP Consultants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $60K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $110K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Palo Alto, Calif. ($102K), New York, N.Y. (approximately $77K), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($74K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Chicago, Ill.; in fact, at around $53K it is one of the worst-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to about $108K annually.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $74K per year on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $72K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $108K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $113K annually. Human Resources Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $52K per year. Those with a Master of Computer Science (MCS) at SAP come out on top, and their salaries approach $132K annually.
Benefits and Perks
A strong majority of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for almost all respondents and dental coverage for most survey participants. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, free drinks, optional telecommute / work from home, life insurance, and flexible hours.