Average Salary for SAP Employees

SAP employees bring home the big bucks — six-figure salaries are common, and average pay approaches $109K per year. Though what you do at the company and where you live are influential salary factors for those at SAP, your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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.

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Key Stats for SAP


33 %
67 %
$46,187 - $120,984
$69,618 - $139,917
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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