Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $88K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $72K 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.
Bringing in the most money are Marketing Directors — their earnings average around $145K annually. Software Architects are a close second at $136K along with Senior Software Engineers (approximately $132K) and Product Managers of Software (around $130K). Near the bottom at SAP are Software Engineers, pulling in an average of just about $68K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($150K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; San Francisco, Calif. ($143K), Palo Alto, Calif. (approximately $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. By state, Texas offers the highest pay at around $147K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
SAP Certified Application Consultants have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $148K per year. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $133K annually on average. It pays to have a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) at SAP — these employees make the most at $116K per year.
When it comes to skills, Requirements Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $129K annually. A common skill in SAP's work force is Project Management; a little less than a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with SQL, Microsoft Excel, and Java.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of respondents save for retirement through SAP's 401(k) plan. SAP provides health insurance to most employees, and a large number of 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.