When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($158K annually) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; Durham, N.C. ($118K), Chicago, Ill. (around $118K), and San Diego, Calif. ($106K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $84K, Cary, N.C. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across SAS Institute Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Illinois earn the most, taking home approximately $118K per year.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $69K annually on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $80K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $118K annually on average.
The highest paychecks go to Principal Software Engineers, who earn an average approximately $125K per year, closely trailed by Senior Software Engineers (about $118K), Solutions Architects ($105K), and Software Testers ($96K). Account Executives at SAS Institute Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($81K on average) at the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ITIL Leaders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $160K annually. On average, salaries rise to approximately $118K per year for accredited SAS Certified Advanced Programmers. SAS Institute Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Computer Science (MCS) — these employees rake in about $140K annually.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Software Development; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $120K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at SAS Institute Inc. is SAS, with one in seven considering it a key competency. Other top skills include Data Analysis, SQL, and Java.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 43 percent. A large number of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). At SAS Institute Inc., almost all survey participants have health insurance, and the vast majority of workers have dental coverage. Some other perks are gym membership, a casual working environment, free drinks, and life insurance.