Average Salary for SAP Employees

SAP offers hefty wages with the average worker making $96K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at SAP fluctuate depending on your role at the company; where you live and your experience level also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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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.


Employees who count SQL among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $120K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; between a fifth and a fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are JavaScript, Java, and Microsoft Office.

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.

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Key Stats for SAP


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65 %
$48,322 - $108,615
$59,180 - $118,644

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
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1-4 years
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