Average Salary for SAP Employees

Those searching for a six-figure salary consider SAP, where hearty paychecks average $103K. Where you live primarily drives compensation; however, your job title and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at SAP. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $160K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Palo Alto, Calif. ($116K), San Jose, Calif. (about $105K), and Chicago, Ill. ($102K) are the next top-paying cities. Philadelphia, Pa. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $65K. Within the firm, employees working in Texas take home the most — $120K per year on average.


The highest paychecks go to Senior Software Engineers, who earn an average approximately $132K annually, closely trailed by Product Managers of Software ($128K), Senior Product Managers of Software (about $118K), and Senior SAP Consultants (around $105K). Marketing Specialists are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $68K.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at SAP for between five and 10 years earn $83K per year on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $76K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of SAP folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $111K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $133K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to about $130K per year for accredited Certified ScrumMasters. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Computer Science (MCS); SAP awards approximately $132K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Java; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $131K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among SAP workers, with approximately one in five of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and JavaScript.

Benefits and Perks

Most workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. SAP provides health insurance to a large number of workers, and a large number of respondents do receive dental coverage. SAP also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, a company cell phone, free drinks, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for SAP


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62 %
$46,369 - $115,591
$67,933 - $128,148
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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