Average Salary for SAS Institute Inc. Employees

Operating out of Cary, N.C., computer software company SAS Institute Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Software Tester to Technical Consultant. People who work for SAS Institute Inc. earn excellent salaries of around $97K annually on average. Though how long you've been working and geography do impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at SAS Institute Inc. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Cary, North Carolina 


Computer software

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Earning approximately $118K per year on average, Senior Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Solutions Architects ($105K), Software Testers ($95K), and Account Executives ($81K). Technical Support Engineers make an average about $56K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at SAS Institute Inc. for between five and 10 years earn around $79K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $71K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of SAS Institute Inc. employees (29 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $117K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $118K per year) can be spotted in Durham, N.C.; Chicago, Ill. ($118K), Bloomfield Hills, Mich. ($117K), and San Diego, Calif. (approximately $105K) are the next top-paying cities. Cary, N.C. is near the bottom for pay at around $82K. By state, SAS Institute Inc. employees make the most in Illinois, earning $118K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $120K per year for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to approximately $92K annually for accredited Human Resources Professionals. Regarding salaries and education, SAS Institute Inc. pays those with a Master of Computer Science (MCS) the most — about $140K.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $114K per year. Data Analysis is a popular skill among SAS Institute Inc. workers, with close to a sixth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are SAS, SQL, and Java.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, SAS Institute Inc. has room for improvement — only two in five respondents are paid for vacation and sick time. SAS Institute Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all workers, and for almost all employees, dental coverage is too. Privileges also include gym membership, a casual working environment, life insurance, and free drinks.

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