Average Salary for SAS Institute Inc. Employees

SAS Institute Inc. is a computer software sector firm headquartered in Cary, N.C. that hires for Technical Consultant positions, Software Developer roles, and more. Pay is high at SAS Institute Inc. where employees can expect to earn an average of $94K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for SAS Institute Inc. workers, followed by your role at the company and your experience level. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: SAS Institute Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Technical Consultant (9)
$46,574 - $131,652  
[-]Technical Consultant (9)
Salary$49,458 - $114,400  
Bonus$1,495 - $37,151  
Total Pay$46,574 - $131,652  
[+]Software Developer (5)
$53,944 - $120,653  
[+]Software Developer (5)
Salary$55,151 - $109,437  
Bonus$1,220 - $13,917  
Total Pay$53,944 - $120,653  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (3)
$78,942 - $140,000  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (3)
Salary$77,930 - $131,273  
Bonus$1,077 - $12,162  
Total Pay$78,942 - $140,000  
[+]Business Systems Analyst (3)
$38,218 - $73,718  
[+]Business Systems Analyst (3)
Salary$38,314 - $72,085  
Total Pay$38,218 - $73,718  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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About This Company

Cary, North Carolina 


Computer software

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($167K annually) can be spotted in Sacramento; Washington, DC (around $121K), Minneapolis (approximately $98K), and Raleigh ($98K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Austin; in fact, at $68K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of District of Columbia pays SAS Institute Inc. the most — about $121K per year on average.


Senior Software Architects are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $157K; Senior Software Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $110K, followed by Senior Technical Consultants earning $88K and Software Testers making around $83K. Financial compensation for Systems Administrators is rather low — only $58K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically about $67K. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make around $78K. Overall, the greater share of SAS Institute Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn $101K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Sun Certified Java Programmers earn approximately $111K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded at $101K per year. It pays to have a Master of Science (MS), Computer Science (CS) at SAS Institute Inc. — these employees make the most at $123K annually.


Employees who count UNIX among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $115K. A relatively widespread skill at SAS Institute Inc. is SAS; slightly less than a fourth of employees use it for work. Java, Data Analysis, and Project Management are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only half of workers. A strong majority of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. SAS Institute Inc. provides health insurance to almost all employees, and the greater part of workers do receive dental coverage. SAS Institute Inc. also dishes out privileges such as gym membership, a casual working environment, life insurance, and free drinks.

Key Stats for SAS Institute Inc.


32 %
68 %
$40,851 - $91,127
$44,385 - $121,824
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

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