Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $70K annually. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $94K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $120K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $127K per year) can be spotted in Palo Alto, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $125K), San Jose, Calif. ($103K), and Newtown Square, Pa. ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $60K) is Philadelphia, Pa. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in District of Columbia, where the average salary is approximately $150K annually.
Earning $136K per year on average, Software Architects receive the most money, followed by Marketing Directors (about $132K), Product Managers of Software ($132K), and Senior Software Engineers (approximately $132K). Financial compensation for SAP Consultants is rather low — on average only $81K — relative to the rest of the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ScrumMasters earn $130K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $125K per year. SAP workers who hold a Master of Science (MS), Industrial Engineering (IE) are also well compensated, earning around $129K on average.
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. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately one in seven of employees surveyed report using it at work. SQL, Java, and HTML are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). SAP provides health insurance to most employees, and a fair number of workers do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a company cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, optional telecommute / work from home, and free drinks.