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Average Salary for SAS Institute Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, SAS Institute Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the computer software industry, from Technical Consultant to Software Developer. SAS Institute Inc. employees take home generous earnings of approximately $95K annually. Your city primarily drives compensation; however, what you do at the company and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at SAS Institute Inc. Responses to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

How This Employer Pays

SAS Institute Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: SAS Institute Inc.
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.
[-]Technical Consultant (8)
$45,252 - $130,425  
[-]Technical Consultant (8)
Salary$45,012 - $118,250  
Bonus$1,193 - $18,128  
Total Pay$45,252 - $130,425  
[+]Software Developer (5)
$53,513 - $119,937  
[+]Software Developer (5)
Salary$55,853 - $108,679  
Bonus$1,236 - $12,713  
Total Pay$53,513 - $119,937  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (3)
$79,119 - $140,672  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (3)
Salary$77,963 - $129,956  
Bonus$1,054 - $10,799  
Total Pay$79,119 - $140,672  
[+]Business Systems Analyst (3)
$38,725 - $71,903  
[+]Business Systems Analyst (3)
Salary$39,263 - $74,808  
Total Pay$38,725 - $71,903  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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SAS Institute Inc. Details

Cary, North Carolina


Computer software

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Median pay is highest in Sacramento ($167K per year), followed by Washington, DC (approximately $121K), Raleigh ($99K), and Minneapolis ($98K). Austin is near the bottom for pay at about $68K. By state, District of Columbia offers the highest pay at around $121K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Principal Architects — their earnings average $156K. Senior Software Engineers are a close second at $110K along with Software Testers (about $83K) and Software Developers (approximately $80K). At around $58K, Systems Administrators are among the lowest paid at SAS Institute Inc.

Years of Experience

Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns $79K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach about $67K. For the most part, a representative employee at SAS Institute Inc. has been working for 10-19 years and makes $100K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Sun Certified Java Programmer s have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $111K. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded at approximately $102K annually. Regarding salaries and education, SAS Institute Inc. pays those with a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) the most — around $123K.


The best paying skill to have in this role appears to be UNIX; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $104K. SAS also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other top skills include Java, Data Analysis, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Merely one-half of workers at SAS Institute Inc. earn paid vacation and paid sick time. A solid majority of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Almost all workers can count on health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Additional benefits of working here are gym membership, a casual working environment, life insurance, and free drinks.

Key Stats

31 %
69 %
$40,268 - $91,869
$47,752 - $120,502
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

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