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Average Salary for SAP Employees

Workers at SAP bring home significant six-figure salaries — on average, employees make $117K. SAP paychecks are largely negotiated based on geography, though how long you've been working and your job title are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($150K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Palo Alto, Calif. ($128K), San Francisco, Calif. ($127K), and San Jose, Calif. (around $110K) are the next top-paying cities. Chicago, Ill. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $72K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in District of Columbia, where the average SAP employee makes about $150K per year.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at SAP for between five and 10 years earn $93K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $72K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $121K annually on average.


The highest average salaries go to Marketing Directors, who bring in close to about $132K per year, though Product Managers of Software are not far behind at approximately $132K along with Senior Software Engineers (around $132K) and Senior Product Managers (about $118K). Information Technology Consultants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $71K.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $133K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Certified ScrumMaster is rewarded with median pay of approximately $130K per year. Those with a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) at SAP come out on top, and their salaries approach $116K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Business Strategy among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $128K per year. A garden variety skill at SAP is Project Management; just under one-fifth of SAP's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with SQL, HTML, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

SAP sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of employees use this option to save for their retirement. SAP provides health insurance to most respondents, and most workers do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at SAP are a company cell phone, a casual working environment, optional telecommute / work from home, life insurance, and free drinks.

Key Stats for SAP


32 %
68 %
$47,678 - $128,550
$69,618 - $139,917
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
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