Principal Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at $141K annually, followed by Solutions Architects ($125K), Senior Software Engineers (around $111K), and Software Developers ($86K). Among the lower-paid positions at SAS Institute Inc. are Business Systems Analysts — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $50K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $160K per year) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego, Calif. ($108K), Minneapolis, Minn. (about $98K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($96K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $75K) in Cary, N.C., one of the lowest-paid cities. SAS Institute Inc. workers in California earn the most — $125K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $80K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $55K annually on average. The largest slice of the SAS Institute Inc. workforce (29 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, approximately $108K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ITIL Leaders, who make around $160K annually. Sun Certified Java Programmers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $111K per year. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at SAS Institute Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $101K annually.
Employees who count C among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $126K per year. A garden variety skill at SAS Institute Inc. is SAS; approximately one in five of SAS Institute Inc.'s people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are Java, HTML, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 44 percent. A large number of respondents participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Nearly all employees receive health insurance, and the vast majority of employees get dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as gym membership, a casual working environment, free drinks, and life insurance.