The highest paychecks go to Marketing Directors, who earn an average $145K per year, closely trailed by Product Managers of Software ($130K), Senior Software Engineers ($130K), and Senior SAP Consultants (around $120K). Earning only about $53K on average, Software Engineers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $150K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; San Francisco, Calif. ($143K), Palo Alto, Calif. ($126K), and San Jose, Calif. (about $105K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Pittsburgh, Pa.; in fact, at $73K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, SAP pays its Texas employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $147K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $73K annually. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $85K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (38 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make approximately $117K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a SAP Certified Application Consultant certainly has its perks — salaries approach $148K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $133K annually. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) at SAP — these employees make the most at $95K per year.
When it comes to skills, Java seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $120K annually. Project Management is a popular skill in the SAP workforce; approximately one-fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are SQL, Microsoft Excel, and Marketing Communications.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of workers save for retirement through SAP's 401(k) plan. SAP provides health insurance to most respondents, and a strong majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at SAP are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, optional telecommute / work from home, free drinks, and life insurance.