When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $160K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Palo Alto, Calif. ($116K), San Jose, Calif. (about $105K), and Chicago, Ill. ($102K) are the next top-paying cities. Philadelphia, Pa. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $65K. Within the firm, employees working in Texas take home the most — $120K per year on average.
The highest paychecks go to Senior Software Engineers, who earn an average approximately $132K annually, closely trailed by Product Managers of Software ($128K), Senior Product Managers of Software (about $118K), and Senior SAP Consultants (around $105K). Marketing Specialists are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $68K.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at SAP for between five and 10 years earn $83K per year on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $76K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of SAP folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $111K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $133K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to about $130K per year for accredited Certified ScrumMasters. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Computer Science (MCS); SAP awards approximately $132K to these degree-holders.
Benefits and Perks
Most workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. SAP provides health insurance to a large number of workers, and a large number of respondents do receive dental coverage. SAP also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, a company cell phone, free drinks, life insurance, and flexible hours.