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Average Salary for SAP Employees

With a reputation for handing out six-figure salaries (median pay is $120K), SAP is a strong magnet for those looking to increase their earning potential. How long you've been working influences pay for SAP workers the most, followed by where you live and what you do at the company. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: SAP
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Software Engineer (5)
$50,615 - $143,238  
[-]Software Engineer (5)
Salary$52,672 - $121,865  
Bonus$1,532 - $22,941  
Total Pay$50,615 - $143,238  
[+]Product Manager, Software (4)
$93,482 - $196,592  
[+]Product Manager, Software (4)
Salary$84,687 - $160,129  
Bonus$6,657 - $43,526  
Total Pay$93,482 - $196,592  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (4)
$110,384 - $187,743  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (4)
Salary$102,398 - $158,076  
Bonus$4,363 - $28,820  
Total Pay$110,384 - $187,743  
[+]SAP Consultant (4)
$50,184 - $139,514  
[+]SAP Consultant (4)
Salary$52,171 - $105,384  
Bonus$2,825 - $30,996  
Total Pay$50,184 - $139,514  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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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.

Key Stats for SAP


32 %
68 %
$45,860 - $128,634
$68,558 - $135,311
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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