Principal Software Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $141K annually on average; Solutions Architects are next on the list, bringing in close to $125K, followed by Senior Software Engineers earning around $111K and Software Developers making $86K. With salaries averaging about $50K, Business Systems Analysts are among the lowest paid at SAS Institute Inc.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($160K per year) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego, Calif. (around $108K), Minneapolis, Minn. ($98K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($96K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Cary, N.C. at $77K. By state, SAS Institute Inc. employees make the most in California, earning approximately $125K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $60K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $80K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make around $125K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ITIL Leaders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $160K annually. On average, salaries rise to $111K per year for accredited Sun Certified Java Programmers. SAS Institute Inc. workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning $101K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $112K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know SAS; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth consider it a key competency. Java, HTML, and SQL round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 42 percent. Most workers report contributing to a 401(k). At SAS Institute Inc., a large number of employees have health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage. SAS Institute Inc. also dishes out privileges such as gym membership, a casual working environment, free drinks, and life insurance.