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Average Salary for SAP Employees

With average pay surpassing six figures at SAP ($121K), workers enjoy generous pay. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at SAP, but what you do at the company and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

SAP typically pays:
at market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: SAP
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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.
[-]Software Engineer (7)
$45,058 - $133,767  
[-]Software Engineer (7)
Salary$48,524 - $123,895  
Bonus$1,281 - $22,656  
Total Pay$45,058 - $133,767  
[+]SAP Consultant (7)
$51,676 - $145,573  
[+]SAP Consultant (7)
Salary$56,815 - $118,490  
Bonus$2,992 - $35,920  
Total Pay$51,676 - $145,573  
[+]Product Manager, Software (4)
$93,041 - $196,069  
[+]Product Manager, Software (4)
Salary$84,641 - $158,885  
Bonus$7,325 - $43,593  
Total Pay$93,041 - $196,069  
[+]Marketing Director (3)
$76,622 - $200,974  
[+]Marketing Director (3)
Salary$75,627 - $168,194  
Bonus$2,436 - $34,206  
Total Pay$76,622 - $200,974  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $65K. Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns approximately $88K. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of SAP employees (37 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn $121K per year.


Senior Software Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $144K; Marketing Directors are next on the list, bringing in close to $132K, followed by Product Managers of Software earning around $132K and Software Engineers making about $83K. Earning only $70K, Sales Support Specialists make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $132K annually) can be spotted in New York; Palo Alto ($127K), San Francisco (around $118K), and Chicago ($79K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Newtown Square; in fact, at approximately $63K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in District of Columbia, where the average salary is $150K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified ScrumMaster certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $130K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of around $119K annually. SAP workers who hold a Master of Science (MS), Industrial Engineering (IE) are also well compensated, earning $129K on average.


When it comes to skills, employees who report User Interface Design among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $137K. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to a sixth of SAP's people use it regularly. HTML, Java, and SQL round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A strong majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of workers also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, optional telecommute / work from home, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats

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

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