Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $72K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $88K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of SAP employees (38 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $119K per year on average.
The highest average salaries go to Marketing Directors, who bring in close to approximately $145K annually, though Software Architects are not far behind at about $136K along with Senior Software Engineers (around $132K) and Product Managers of Software (approximately $130K). Earning only around $68K on average, Software Engineers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $150K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; San Francisco, Calif. ($143K), Palo Alto, Calif. ($128K), and San Jose, Calif. ($105K) are the next top-paying cities. Pittsburgh, Pa. ranks low on the pay scale — at $73K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $147K annually) in Texas.
Certifications and Degrees
SAP Certified Application Consultants have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $148K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of about $133K annually. Those with a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) at SAP come out on top, and their salaries approach $116K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Requirements Analysis among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $129K annually. A garden variety skill at SAP is Project Management; a little less than one-fifth of SAP's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are SQL, Microsoft Excel, and Java.
Benefits and Perks
To plan for old age, most workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. SAP provides health insurance to a large number of workers, and most survey participants do receive dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, optional telecommute / work from home, free drinks, and life insurance.